Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hamburg to Luneburg -- Sunday, June 18, 2017

This morning I awoke to the sad -- but not unexpected -- news that my dear Mom passed away last evening. I am truly appreciative of the hugs and kind words of condolence from my fellow cyclists and from my many Facebook friends.

Our forty mile ride today in perfect weather and easy terrain provided lots of opportunity for reflection on Mom's wonderful 101 years.

We rode a short mile and a half from our hotel in Hamburg to a ferry boat that would take us some distance from the city. We then got on the bikes and pedaled our way to Luneborg. Around noon we stopped for coffee at a delightful cafe. A delicious mango cake to accompany the coffee constituted my lunch for the day.

After the coffee, we rode straight into Luneburg which is celebrating some sort of city Festival. The town is alive with music, bratwurtst, beer, wine, and people dancing in the street. I happened upon a small wine garden where there was a four piece dixieland jazz band playing -- I was amazed at the serendipity of it all coming together -- Mom's oft-expressed desire was that we celebrate her life with a New Orleans Jazz memorial service. We will do so on July 13th, but I got a little head start today listening to the kind of music that she loved.

Until tomorrow ...


  1. Hi Guy: Sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I know from experience it is a difficult time. Best wishes to you and your family. Bruce

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