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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
After 34 years of employment, mostly with the California Department of General Services, Kay has finally retired joining me in this new phase of our lives. Who knows what the future will bring, but it certainly won't involve awaking at the crack of dawn, commuting in horrid traffic, or the stress that comes with managing an office. Hurray to that! To start things off during Kay's first week of retirement, we decide to head to Calistoga for several nights staying at the Calistoga Spa & Hot Springs, a first for us. Of course, we also brought our tandem bike-for-two so we could cycle the region. We rode to St. Helena the first day and Healdsburg the next. It was a lot more hilly than I remembered; so much for the flat riding I mentioned to Kay. She was a good sport! Soaking in the mineral hot springs was a real treat after the riding. Something I've gotten use to after bike touring in Japan. There're few things better than soothing hot water after a physical workout. Use the link below to see all the pictures.