BBQs, Cyclists, and a Whole Lot of Observations: Patagonia

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

Kevin at the BBQ.

Kevin at the BBQ.

These last few days in Argentina have been our much needed rest days after weeks of non-stop action. When we arrived into Calafate we found a campground with hot showers, wifi, and a whole lot of other cyclists so we ended up staying three nights during which time we BBQed, hung out with our fellow two-wheelers, and simply stayed around camp not doing a thing.

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Meet Mike and Emily: An Oregonian Couple on a Quest for Adventure

“There are dreamers and there are doers, but what the world needs are dreamers that do.”

Mike and Emily, our two Oregonian friends.

Mike and Emily, our two Oregonian friends.

At twenty-five years old, Mike and Emily were living a sort of perfect life: they were happily married, held jobs that they loved (which gave them ample time off) in one of the most amazing ski/rock climbing towns in North America, and traveled and explored different countries and national parks for vacation. They had careers, a house, and a stable happy life, yet they were willing to leave it all behind because they just weren’t ready to be completely settled, at least not yet. Many of the cycle tourists we meet have similar stories, a job they hated and a life which was stagnant and not what they dreamed of, and so they set out on an adventure to shake things up a bit. Along with Kevin and I, Mike and Emily are in the group of young cycle tourists who aren’t running away from anything, but rather are running straight into adventure as we all have this inexplainable pull towards travel, the mountains, and living in the great outdoors.

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