Blonder looks back on a bike trek across the country

em>By {Ryan Buffa} |

Many people spend the summer lounging on the beach, reading a book and maybe go do some sight seeing. For Flagler College environmental science professor Barbara Blonder, this summer meant bicycling across the country.

Sitting in her office, surrounded by framed pictures of her journey, Blonder is wearing a pair of silver earrings with dangling bicycles and matching necklace, perfectly toned and tan and is glowing with a happiness that explodes into the room.