Welcome to Episode 8 (“Thanksgiving at Home” of the Podcast Series “What Really Helps: Bike+RV+Dog=50 States. For this podcast, it was Day 46 through Day 52 of the Duty, Honor, America Tour (Nov 21 to 27, 2010). This week was the South Carolina and eastern Georgia part of the Duty, Honor, America Tour. The route took Deb and Doug through Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, where they caught up with Deb’s classmate and her husband and Doug's general and his wife, as well as through several military installations—Air Force, Navy, and Army—including Fort Stewart, where Doug spent his first three years in the Army after West Point. This week was also special because it was another rare separation for Doug and Deb. But they’ll get to that in the podcast.
Cycling stats for the week for those interested are: 376.3 miles and 6,548 feet climbed.