It’s been 27 days working away from home. Only 3 days and a wake up and I’ll be back on the block with my family. When you work out of state and spend months on end away from your roots, life can get pretty hectic. No lie, sometimes you wake up and have no clue where you are. This past month has been crazy. Last Sunday, I was convinced that my wife’s birthday was on Tuesday. Unfortunately for my sanity, I was about 6 months early for her birthday this year. Off course I figured it all out after I purchased a gift for her. So funny yet so sad. The morale of the story is that working long hours with no rest makes your brain do wacky stuff.
I am going to Portland, Oregon at the end of July. I was thinking of not flying back to the east coast after my trip. Instead, I could buy a cheap cycle and drive back. It would be a Portland to New York City Route. My dream of riding across the country could be truly realized. It would be a coast to coast onslaught of colossal proportions that would test my riding endurance to the limits. I could extend my vacation out a few days, so at most, I would have a 4 day window to get back for work. Once I get to Portland, the plan would be to purchase an inexpensive dependable motorcycle. Maybe buy something like a 2007 Honda Rebel with plans on selling it when I get back home. I figure any money that I loose on the deal I am saving given the cost to ship my bike out to Portland. Unfortunately there is not enough time to ride my cycle to the West Coast and return back home. The cross country One Way Strategy is the only plan that would work given my time limitation. There would be absolutely no plans or route with only one condition; I would need to ride through a portion of Idaho and Montana. If I was able to visit those states then I would meet my goal of visiting all the continental United States. This would be a journey of sleep deprivation, Slim Jims and caffeine but it would be totally enjoyed.
Chances are this will never happen but one can never give up dreaming. Once we stop dwelling on crazy ideas then were just walking corpses. Hopefully when I am ninety I will still be making zany plans of adventure. For me it’s about keeping the faith and living a life worth smiling about. Either way my upcoming vacation is going to be excellent.