Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer true. I’m half crazy all for the love of you. It won’t be a stylish marriage. I can’t afford a carriage. But you’ll look sweet, upon the seat, of a BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO!
So, we’re off on another tandem adventure. Last winter was so endless and wet, we jumped at the chance for some sun this year to rejoin Santana Tandem Tours for their “Sweetheart Ride” on three of Hawaii’s islands–Maui, Lanai and Molokai. Jim and I will go early and relax first in remote Hana, Maui, then assemble our tandem and join the group for the tour–and wind up with a trial run — a rental RV for a week touring around on the big island of Hawaii.
But first, we have to scramble at the eleventh hour to revive the frequent flyer tickets I’d reserved with American Airlines months before for the trip. SOMEBODY over there had pushed the delete button. So after four hours in the middle of the night escalating from the first groundling to the top senior supervisor, we finally have seats, but not non-stop and costing even more fly miles and flying out of San Francisco instead of closer San Jose. Well, soon we’ll be in Hawaii and this will be a distant memory!
After a langorous recovery at a condo on the beach in beautiful Hana, sleeping, reading, cooking, beach combing and hiking, we wind back the narrow Hana “highway” (misnomer–it’s one lane) to Kanapali to join the Santana group and assemble our tandem. Oops….should have started MUCH earlier–there are so many little pieces! So many adjustments! Jim is stalwart and help abounds….