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July 22, 2014

Northeast Adventure Day 9

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July 21, 2014

Northeast Adventure Day 8

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July 21, 2014

Northeast Adventure Day 7

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July 17, 2014

Northeast Adventure Day 4

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July 17, 2014

Northeast Adventure Day 3

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July 14, 2014

Northeast Adventure Day 2

Day 2 begins… My my is it humid out.

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Time to go sleep in my hammock.

January 7, 2014

Wild Wild West Day 20! Saddle Up and Head to A New State

That is precisely where I am headed!

Staying at a fancy Motel 6. However I won’t complain too much because it was less than $100 per night and if you’ve been to Jackson Hole you know that’s not easy to find.

January 7, 2014

Wild Wild West 2013! Day 19

Wake up and head over to meet my new friend Mandi from Texas and her dad.

November 19, 2013

Wild Wild West 2013! Day 18

A late night leads me to an early morning. I get up and have breakfast while trying to catch this blog up. It’s clearly not going to happen while I am on the road. There is just too much going on. So I give it my best then pack up and head to the UPS store. I’ve packed too much and its time to ship stuff back home!

Today is a day of getting things back in order if that even exist on my journey. After I ship a big box full of stuff home I ride around looking for Element print and design company. They are going to help me replenish my travel card supply. I’ve given so many away that I had to have more made. While on my search for this place I meet a local guy who is driving a Defender 110. This is amazing because there were only 1,000 brought to the USA. That number might not be accurate but there are not many. This is the second one I’ve seen on this trip. 

Let’s get some cards made. I had wonderful help from Wina. Together we got the cards laid out and they will be ready tomorrow she says! Thank you again Wina and Element Print and Design

The ladies at Element recommended Double Z BBQ for lunch so I head that way. What luck they have outdoor seating!

While enjoying some BBQ a couple of Texans came and sat next to me. They were in town for the rodeo so we strike up a conversation. They invite me over to see there “camp” which consist of a high end horse trailer and lots of animals. I tell them that I’ve got a massage scheduled at Strawberry Hot Springs but tell them tomorrow I don’t have any plans. They said great we will see you tomorrow. Now I am off to see Leah for my massage. This is a special treat after more than two weeks of traveling. First I stop and buy a $7 Gatorade. Goodness that seems expensive.

The road up to Strawberry Springs is 4×4 only. I love it! I’m bouncing all over the place but no worries I am a professional! Yeah right!

I arrive about fifteen minutes ahead of schedule and slowly pack all my stuff to go massage/soak. What! Somewhere along the trail my $7 Gatorade bounced of its little spot. I should have known that the big one would’t sit there. Such a bummer. Oh well I’m off to a massage so no worries.

Strawberry Hot Springs is a privately owned natural hot spring with different pools that vary in temperature. Off to the side they have built little hobbit houses where massages are given. They even have a few of the river from the rooms.

Leah will be doing my massage today and she came recommended by one of my friends. She greats me warmly with a big smile and a friendly hug. Time to change and get to this relaxing business.

After a wonderful ninety minute massage I am all done and it’s off to the springs to soak. What a fantastic combination. I highly recommend it to anybody visiting the Steamboat Springs area. As I am relaxing in the hot waters a couple inquires about my massage. I tell them and then they ask about my trip. As we are talking a younger group of people begin asking me question. I let them in on my story and the seem interested. They are about to leave for dinner and invite me. Knowing full well that these impromptu type invites always lead to adventure and good company I quickly accept. We head off to find some food.

One of the girls finds out about my Guatemala mission trip experience and begins to probe me with well thought out questions. The likes of “what compelled you to go” and “was your family supportive”? Later I part from the group and receive the following message.

Sometimes it’s clear when God is using you and your leaving good in your wake. I was so blessed to be invited by this wonderful group to dinner tonight.

July 6, 2013

Wild Wild West 2013! Day 17 Heading to Steamboat Springs!

It’s been two wonderful nights camping with friends in Canyonalands Park but today they ride to Salt Lake City and I head to Steamboat Springs CO. I’m going to miss them but I have a feeling I will see them again.

Heading out of the park.

I rode Hwy 128 out of Moab. It is a beautiful road that runs along a river and in a canyon. There were two Harleys in front of me and nobody behind so I rode the entire road without stopping to actually take a photo. This was fine by me because my helmet camera was taking pics. The only problem was that a bug hit the lens. It left its guts all on the lens so the pictures didn’t turn out. After getting off of Hwy 128 I jumped on I-70 east. Stopping to have a much needed junk food lunch at Wendy’s. Then I continued on where I got of at the Rifle exit.

Heading north on Hwy 13 towards Craig Colorado.

Summertime is the only time they can work on these roads so you get traffic delays quite often. Its’s usually pretty exciting because I get to practice riding on a chewed up gravel surface.

I turn right onto HWY 40 and at some point roll into a small little town. It does have a McDonalds though. In front of that McDonalds is a true hardcore adventure rider. So I do a U turn to go say hello. It turns out to be a guy named Rich from California. He has been doing mostly dirt roads on his KTM. Rich just has the adventure rider look! Maybe one day I will have the look…

We have different bikes but the goal is the same… Adventure!

It appears that another rider ( KTM#2 ) is adding the onechancelife sticker to their bike. Awesome!

Good placement!

Rich and I decide to ride over to Steamboat Springs together. It’s fun to just meet up with someone and head off in the same general direction.

When we get to town we say goodbye and each go our own ways. I stop for a photo op. The sign below is the name of a family friend back home. You are one popular guy Hammond Law.

Sweet! I’ve arrived at one of my favorite towns. Let the good times begin. Well actually they started a long time ago but let’s make some more fun.

Home sweet home! At least for tonight.

Dinner time at Rex’s American Bar and Grill. This is the same meal I ate one year ago. It’s good to be back!

Yes that is chicken friend chicken with gravy! Not to mention a little bit of cheese spirals.

My “office” for the night. It takes quite a while to get these photos and words onto the web for your viewing pleasure. Does anybody read this blog? If they do I really appreciate it. I write this blog so that I will be able to remember all the experiences from this journey. There is also the memory of the lessons that I learn. Also perhaps other riders or potential travelers might be inspired and go do a journey that makes mine look like a walk through the neighborhood.

It has been a good day of riding. I am blessed. My friends and family are so wonderful. Wherever you are right now decided to do something you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t. Start now and have no fear! Goodnight