Archive for April, 2010

Hello Astoria..

April 30, 2010

Arrived in Astoria, OR today. What an amazingly beautiful town, in fact the oldest town west of the Mississippi River…FACT. We went up to the highest poin in town and could see the Pacific in the distance….ahhh my start point on this journey. The America Legion in town is quite involved in showing their appreciation. They will be having a reception for me Friday night, be out at the start on Saturday morning and have recruited over 100 Legion Riders to escort me across the bridge into town and enlisted a Coast Guard helicopter to follow us. I am humbled by their genuine concern and involvement. I feel fortunate and lucky to be starting in such a wonderful place…

Tick tock Tick tock

April 13, 2010

Down to the final days now and everything has come together so beautifully. GPS and beacon work great, down to only 2 nights without hosts, just tweaking last minute details before life on the road begins. Today my brother turned 47. We ran cross country together in high school now he rides Harleys and I push a stroller…odd. He is coming to visit on Wednesday as is my son. It will be nice to see family for it has been way to long. We will fish, tell lies, tell stories, laugh, fish some more. Stuff brothers and sons do. The clock ticks……….