We are at the coast right now. As anyone on the ride knew, Rusty’s sister (my step-daughter) died of metastasized breast cancer while we were on the trail. She was a mere 42 years of age and passed the night we were in Stavely.
We arrived in Vancouver yesterday with the intention of supporting Rusty’s two brothers (my step-sons) in their grief as well as being part of a ceremony being put on by the dragon boat women Kirsten rowed with for two years and of whom she was so fond. (Their group is called “Abreast in a Boat”. All are breast cancer warriors.)
We will be home next Thursday, so please don’t expect too much from us until then.
We know Miranda is working on a “Reunion Ride” at the Blackfoot. When we get home, we’ll get involved and help put the Wild Pink Yonder stamp on it.
Until then, we grieve.
Please keep our Kirsten in your thoughts.