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July 18, 2014

Northeast Adventure Day 6

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July 18, 2014

Northeast Adventure Day 5

I awake to find that the stormy weather last night has passed. It is cloudy but nice. I have a lite breakfast and I’m off to see Gettysburg! It’s just over 2oo miles to get there.

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First stop is to to a general store. My Sidi Adventure boots are “squeeky” because they are not yet broken in. So I stop off for some Mink Oil. It’s the best stuff for treating new leather. Now on to the big battlefield.

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I arrive! The welcome center is new and large. This is a very popular destination for Americans as it should be.

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I decide to do the “full package” deal. Which includes a twenty minute movie, cyclerama, and two hour guided battlefield tour. This painting is the largest oil painting in the north American continent. IMG_9120 IMG_9121 IMG_9122 IMG_9123 IMG_9124 IMG_9125

This is the unity monument with the eternal flame on top. It is here to represent the confederate states being joined back with the union to make one country.

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This is little round top. The ultra important position that the Union Army held during the battle of Gettysburg. IMG_9128 IMG_9129 IMG_9130

After a full day of touring the Gettysburg area I am getting ready to leave and relentless rain begins to pour. The clouds were nice during the tour to keep it from being so hot. However afterwards it wasn’t so fun to ride in so on the outskirts of Gettysburg myself and all the other riders of the day decided to call it quits. IMG_9132

I have pizza at a local italian restaurant then it’s off to bed. Tomorrow I will attempt to make it to Delaware…

July 14, 2014

Northeast Adventure Day 1

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June 20, 2014

Wild Wild West Day 21!

As I leave Cody and make my way to the Grand Tetons I’m not sure what to expect. However I am soon overcome with the grandeur of the Tetons.

January 23, 2013

Key West 2013 Day 3! More pizza, A Turtle, and Amelia Island!

Time to wake up and have breakfast. After all the pizza, ice cream, and popcorn yesterday I really need to catch up to some healthy food some how. It turns out that today is my lucky day as my friend TC has already started making a scrambled egg dish with lots of veggies.

This was one great breakfast. Organic farm raised eggs from some folks in North Ga. It also had red bell peppers, green peppers, sharp white cheddar, mushrooms, and carrots. Then it was topped with avocado and pepper. Yum yum!

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These are my super biking friends who travel all over riding their bikes. They are a super cool couple who are easy going and I enjoy being around them. Thanks for being so awesome Jamie and Kim!

After  a a healthy breakfast we go out for a daytime tour of the town including River Street. After a short walk we decide to get some coffee and hot chocolate at the Coffee Fox. This place makes everything with organic ingredients and by hand. I’ve personally never had hot chocolate that was so smooth. I’m sure they used some kind of cream to make it tasted this good. Oh, well. Calories don’t count when I travel.

Then we came across a shop owner with an unusual pet. He was letting him out for a walk as we were passing by.

This guy was enormous! Apparently he lives in the window of the shop as sort of a tourist attraction but then comes outside without a leash from time to time.

TC posted up outside of the coffee shop.

Made in the shade…

We continue back down to the Trustees Theatre because I didn’t have a chance to get a photo last night. Forgot my camera. This place is located next to part of SCAD. Perhaps the theatre is owned by SCAD? It’s a cool old place and the perfect spot for a film festival.

My friend TC and I posing for a photo.

On towards the river! This guy was keeping a watchful eye out on the downtown park. He probably guards the important statue of… Guess who?

The one and only John Wesley. I didn’t know his church was here.  Apparently I am more into this historical marker than anybody else.

We are almost to River Street! Savannah is a great town with lots to see and do. In the short time I was here ( 2 days ) I was impressed. There is so much history and also one of the most haunted places in the USA. Let’s see whats on River St.

What a cool river. The boat in the background is huge. Just think each one of the containers you see is the trailer of a semi truck. Clearly I am amazed. I wonder who drives such a ship?

Friend time. 

I like to share images quickly with those whom I care about and who care about me. This way it’s kind of like they are here on the journey with me and I think they like it. If you guys don’t like it just let me know. Just go in the comment section below and write about how you don’t like getting pictures because it 32 degrees and rainy where you are.

The good ole Georgia Queen. I bet this is a fun river ride. Although for this trip I am going to stick to my bike at least until I get to the keys. Then a boat ride is probably a good idea.

 
I lied! I’m in a boat! Look bro… I’m a boat captain!

I am about to be a candy captain because Jamie decided he wanted to go into a candy store on River St and get himself a treat. I might need one too…

The reason she is smiling is because she knows that she is making the best bear claws in town. I am treated to a sample but don’t purchase one. However I do purchase a half slab of peanut butter fudge! Yum time.

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Now that I’ve eaten the half a slab I need to go back to the treasure I found last night… Sweet Melissa’s!

I know what you are thinking. Did he really just eat fudge and now pizza? The answer is a precise yes! This pizza is the real deal.

Here it is up close and personal before I eat it.

Kim said it was covered in grease but Jamie quickly informed her that it was “Juice”.

After a downtown tour with tons of tasty treats it’s early afternoon and I’ve got to pack up and go so I can make it to St Augustine. So we head back so I can get my stuff and head out. Here is the awesome place I got to stay at.

This place even has cool artwork.

TC liked my idea of photographing the pad.

Time to head out and TC says goodbye but not before taking a cool pic in this back alley where I brought my bike to load it up. Check out the graffiti.

After goodbyes from great friends I do what I do and head off into the wind on the steel horse. It’s been a great day but as my good buddy Jason who started this bike’s life says ” A rolling stone gathers no moss”. He is a wise and good friend. The road ahead of me is a winding two lane through small towns and the speed lime is 55 so I make pretty good time.

All of sudden I pass the following sign in the middle of nowhere. I consider not stopping but quickly remember my commitment not to pass by something I want to see because I will later regret not stopping. So I turn around.

This sign makes a big claim!

Eight seats and one pulpit. This place is small indeed. When I pull in to the church a big SUV is already here and when I peer through the window three people are praying. I patiently wait outside and snap some photos. It is a good time to reflect and pray for those I care about which I do. The people come out of the church, greet me and leave. I go inside for the brief tour. I even signed the guest book. Then I sit down and pray. I pray for those I love, those who are hurting, those who have hurt me, and those who I have hurt. On this trip someone gave me the advice to touch as many lives as I could in a positive way. That is what I am attempting to do. I hope I am succeeding. I hope that these people who were here praying before me had their prayers answered. This is only day three but It’s already been a special journey. I’m thankful for the opportunity I have to travel. If you are reading this and considering traveling I say to you just get out and do it. People are so nice. As I write this I am sitting with a nice group of people whom I just met but they are as nice as anybody I’ve ever met. So get your life in order, pray, and hit the road if you have the desire. You can do it. Also I want to shout out to my good friend Scott. Thanks for your friendship and taking time.

Now the question is will I make it to St Augustine or not? I stayed later than expected in Savannah and It’s a good long ride to where I am head. So we will have to wait and see what destiny has in store. There is no better plan than no plan when It comes to travel!

 

August 2, 2012

Go West Like You Mean It! Day 4