Today is my Dad’s birthday. Happy Birthday Dad! As Laura Craigen pointed out in an email, September 8 was Al’s birthday, so both of them turned 55 while on this trip. She also sent an e-card to the email address I set up for this site. Just for fun, why don’t we all check it out. (Click the underlined words to view)
(on the left, PJ in Lund. At right is Rigel Wong and Al Craigen at the 2004 Trek)
And this morning I woke up to comments from as far away as Brisbane, Australia and Antibes, France. The latter was from Janis, who misses her dad:
Well, it’s September 20th (where I am, anyway). I’m very far away in Antibes, France. I already miss my dad a LOT, and of course I’m very inspired by him and what he’s doing. I just want to take this opportunity to wish my Dad, that’s PJ, a very happy 55th birthday! I hope you guys celebrate it right, I know you will.
Love your extremely proud daughter, Janis XOXO
P.S. I’m also very proud of my big bro, who created this multimedia masterpiece!!
Later it was Wes who would comment:
55 Birthday Bumps from your Buddies on your Bike trip? That’s gotta hurt. This one comes all the way from North Burnaby. Happy Birthday Papa!!!
Not to be outdone, Mom:
Happy birthday Superman from your Lois Lane. Miss you, love you!
Gag! Choke!! Then I received an email from Michelle Stevens, who sent photos (from a camera phone, maybe??) of the birthday party that Dad could not attend:
(The Shinglemill crew raise their glasses to PJ)
And here’s her msg:
Happy Birthday P.J. just a few shots of the party being held in your honor. I had to delete the X rated one Of Mark and Barb!!! the Shingle Mill will send you the bill for the party! have a great day and heh….. Happy Birthday xox Shannon and Mark. RIDE ON!
We also received a comment from some cousins in Castlegar. No one is going to beat my designer Rob from Australia for being furthest away, but let’s see how far we can spread the word, people! By the way, not only did my good mate and graphic designer Rob Masefield leave a comment, but he also wrote us up in his blog: Click here to read it for yourselves.