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.