The Soles4Souls RV certainly attracts attention! After pulling into a KOA Kampground (Yes, that’s the correct spelling!) by San Jose, a mother and daughter dropped off gently used shoes so we could donate the shoes to people in need. Even their dog Nellie got involved!
Archive for March 7th, 2010
Many ages ago, when I was 12, I spent a year living in Germany. My relatives laughed at my sneakers and bought me a pair of wooden Birkenstocks. How I loved those shoes! I even wore them riding my bike to school three miles every day. I like the way the Birkenstock website describes their shoes:
Cork. Leather. A buckle or two. A simple idea that’s made feet happy for over two hundred years. That’s the original Birkenstock. Made in Germany since 1774 (with a few minor design tweaks in the meantime). No smoke. No mirrors. No gizmos. You walk, the shoe molds to your foot. You feel good. We feel good. That’s the deal.
Allan met Christina Piazza and other Birkenstock staff at their headquarters in Novato, California. Christina even organized a shoe drive with businesses in the area that collected 500 pairs of shoes. Thanks Birkenstock, for your donations and partnership with Soles4Souls!
We should have known we were riding the wrong way as our perfectly paved bike path turned into a dirt path, a rutted trail and then a narrow muddy trail. Which is probably why I crashed trying to round a corner! At least it made for an interesting blog picture. We’ve decided after all the wear and tear we’ve put on our bikes, that they’ll get a tune-up in Reno next week. We may even totally embarass our daughters and buy those form-fitting, hot yellow spandex riding pants. At least I’ll look like a professional when I crash next time.