Wed 4/30/14 – Sunday 5/4/14
As I write this on Mother’s Day (5/11) after a week to “acclimatize” from over 5-thousand miles of road trip I realize that “the love of travel” was just another of my mom's gifts to me.
Sail, rail, bicycle and motorcycle all offer great means of “getting out of Dodge” and each has many plusses and minuses. But having my 14-foot “aquatic RV” in tow behind my 4-cylinder Honda CRV seemed almost perfect for me (alone - but without the good company of Dan and Steve, the trip would not have been half as much fun and enjoyable).
I would have liked to stick around another week for the big annual Cedar Key Boat Show but my great job was expecting me back.
So my solo return across the southern US along bland I-10 (once I stayed out of red neck bars : -) was pretty uneventful but it’s fun to take notice of the “finer” reminders that I’m not yet back on the “left coast” yet.
|Welcome Center men's restroom|
|Mississippi men's room|
|Texas men's room "Convenience Center"|
|the cost of ice - when it's 95!|
|the long ribbon west|
|a trucker babe I picked up outside of El Paso|
I made another stop at Bear’s in Tucson and it’s great to see his recovery going so well. The Windward Skunk has quite a history and Paul also gave me an insider’s tour of some of Tucson’s musical history and his large part of it.
My last day of driving over ten hours was exhausting but it was good to be back home. I’d still like to post more about what worked (almost everything) and why, and also about weather, time zones, and bugs – soon.