Re-Connecting Three Years Later
Pete Fotheringham & Carol York - Hood River, Oregon, USA
In August of 2010, ITHF members KEN & CINDY HODGE of Newport News, Virginia, USA stayed with us in our home in White Salmon, Washington, USA. After their visit, they asked when we were going to come visit them. Three years later, we decided to take a month-long bicycle trip in eastern United States, which would include a visit with
Carol's 90-year-old aunt in Richmond, Virginia, and a re-connection with the Hodges, followed by cycling down North Carolina's Outer Banks and up the Blue Ridge Parkway through North Carolina and Virginia.
Ken and Cindy were fabulous hosts. In addition to very knowledgeable tours of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown & Yorktown (Ken is quite the history buff, so touring these sites with him is a great experience), we had a great time getting reacquainted. Cindy fed us wonderful seafood dinners each evening including the highlight of a massive quantity of Chesapeake Bay crabs one evening, with two of their adult children joining us for the feast. Because shelling and eating the crab is a time consuming activity, this was an extended dinner with lots of laughter, storytelling - and a little wine consumption!