In 2003, I married Dick Skaug in April and retired in June after 31 years of teaching school in Rio Linda Union School District. That summer we completed our first self-contained bicycle tour from Vancouver BC to Rio Linda: 1400 miles in seven weeks and we fell in love with this style of travel.
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Simplifying our lives was essential for our current lifestyle, so we downsized considerably. Our home is the boat, the house in Rio Linda is a rental, our possessions are minimal. My oldest son handles all our mail and finances.
About family. Justin, lives in Nicolaus, on 10 acres with a small herd of cows, 28 walnut trees, and an annual litter of pigs; he works for the City of Sacramento. Thais, a landscape architect, is married and expecting her second child in mid-October. Doug, a union electrician, is married and has two sons. My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about 6 years ago and lives in the memory-care facility. You can see photos in the blog by clicking on the category "Arlete's family."
About this blog. I started it in 2007 and the first postings are filled with errors as I learned how to post entries. I intend to archive our early bike tours as time allows. I hope you come back and visit periodically. I'd love to hear from you. You can post comments to the blog, although some people say it's impossible and I haven't been able to solve the problem at my end. You can also send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you had a great time at today's reunion. Love to all, Arlete