Happy Independence Day (for as long as we can keep it, to paraphrase Benjamin Franklin).
In other news, I’ll be taking a road trip to the East Coast (and then back to the West Coast). If you live anywhere along the route between Enumclaw, WA, and Killington, VT, then contact me. I might be able to stop (or not). The best way to find my route is by doing a Googlemaps search for directions between the two locations, but use “Avoid Highways” as an option.
Once I get done in VT/NH, I’ll be taking the southern route home, to include a ride along Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive (the first National Park I was ever a NPS Ranger) and the Blue Ridge Parkway to Great Smokey Mountain NP (which I’ve never been to). After that, it’s dirt road city, schweetheart! I’ll be hopping on the Trans-America Trail and riding my (overladen) Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycle to Port Orford, OR, then back up to Enumclaw (red line on map below to Idaho, then green line to Pacific Ocean).
Part of the trip will entail scattering some of the ashes of best bud Dave Jeschke into the Atlantic Ocean. Dave had started out on his around-the-world trip in his little West Sail sailboat, and made it to Cabo San Lucas when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He never made the hop from Mexico to the South Pacific, nor continued across the Indian to the Mediterranean, then across the Atlantic to the Caribbean, then back into the Pacific. Guess I’m helping a bit. This year, the Atlantic. Next year, the South Pacific, and maybe the Mediterranean the following year.
Anyhow, I will have a laptop and will do some writing, but if you’re interested in hooking up, hit the “Contact me” button and send a message. You can also follow my adventures on Facebook.