Monday, March 9th. 2015

540 miles to home. I hit dense fog around St. Louis, the fog that looks like snow clouds. Great ride all the way home. I’m ready, as I miss Brenda, the boys and Molly. I even miss Tucker, Pete and Zoe.

So here’s my run down : On the road for 40 days and 39 nights. 7,575 miles through Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Missouri.

Camped 21 nights, stayed with friends 10 nights and 8 nights at a motel.

Average campsite cost $33.27, cheapest was $7.00, most expensive was $35.31

Average motel cost $92.22, cheapest was $45.29, most expensive was $149.74. When I got sick, I preferred a nicer motel, or I didn’t feel like looking around for a better deal. When I was done, I was done.

I spent on average $29.68 per day on food and miscellaneous Walmart expenses. Which included two air cushions, new camp chair, ice, paper products, etc.

$584.45 gas, which may have included $20.00 to two separate individuals that claimed they needed gas, and one tank of gas at $5.25 per gallon.

Great trip, great time. Would I go again. ABSOLUTELY !!!

Sunday, March 8th. 2015

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Time to hit the road.

Today is my 51st. Birthday. I did everything possible to try and celebrate my 50th. for the entire year. I think I did a really good job.

As I leave Amarillo,  I can’t help but to think of the huge difference between the Cadillac Ranch and the Mustang Ranch. Though they both make reference to automobiles, the two ranches couldn’t be farther apart.

Saturday, March 7th. 2015

Staying a extra day here at the Comfort Inn. Can’t seem to break my fever. Scratchy throat, stuffed up, head ache.

Part of the reason for my ride is continue to search for the meaning of life, and my unrest with mortality. This afternoon, I received a call that my good friend  Dr. Janelle was killed in a car accident.

Full of life one day, and gone the next.  My thought and prayers go out to her family.

Tuesday, March 3rd. 2015

I’m back in Needles. Stayed with Searcy until Monday. Our Sunday kinda sucked, loads of rain and the power went out in the afternoon and didn’t come back on until 5:00a.m.

I went back to Oatman, Az. today and continued through town on route 10, as Mike from Wisconsin recommended it. I also had the best teriyaki chicken sandwich I’ve ever eaten.

Beautiful,  121 curves in 9 miles, no…I didn’t count it. It’s part of route 66. Only 60 degrees today.

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Saturday, February 28th. 2015

Went to the Casino for a buffet breakfast, then checked out some of the sights. Too windy to get the boat out.0228151525a

We are camping over to the left in this picture, Colorado River.

I would love to ride one of those Razors around the desert.

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He tries to convince me that the golf cart will do everything a Razor will.

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Friday, February 27th. 2015

Well I’m off to meet my old buddy Searcy, in Parker Dam, Ca. I’ve talked the campground into letting me leave the camper here in Needles. No reason to take it with me.

Searcy and I are able to get on each others last nerve, to the extreme. But we have managed to stay friends since Ft. Lenoardwood, 32 yrs.ago.

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I’m supervising,  as he inflates the tires.

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I hope the park is ready for us !

Thursday, February 26th 2015

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In front of me, you’ll see Mike and Gayle, they are Canadian. I met Mike yesterday and he wanted to go for a ride together.  So today as we drive to Hole in the wall, I started thinking that what if they are serial killers. I mean I don’t know them and I’m following them into no where. Maybe they friend people and get them out here, kill them, take the bike, go back and take my camper. I bet that is why his wife came is so she can ride my bike back. They’ll never find me out here. Where do these crazy thoughts come from.

Luckily,  I’m just a freak, they aren’t serial killers. Real nice people.

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Wednesday, February 25th. 2015

I’m going to cover the last three days:

Monday I went to Mother Road Harley in Kingman Az., to get my back tire. With the exception of Kerstings, this would be the only other dealer that carry other brands. The had Yamaha, Honda and Polaris. Great service as they got me right in.

Tuesday I ran over to Laughlin, Nv. Not trying to be mean, but I’m glad I have never planned a trip there. A lot of  real old people, maybe age 100. Not much to see in my opinion.  I did run into some friends of Bill’s at Riverside Casino, weird.. On my way out I put $20. into a quarter slot machine and hit $150.. Off to Walmart for a new camera for the tank bag. There was a time that I would have stayed and given all the winnings back !

Wednesday I went to Lake Havsu,Az. and to Oatman, Az. Sorry to say that I feel the same way about London Bridge as I did Laughlin. Oatman is a old ghost town, with wild burrows running thru town, gun fights, etc. I did meet a young lady on a scooter from R.I., that has ridden about 24k in the last year. Good for her, I say !!!

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Nice ass, I did have the opportunity to say that a couple times in town. Some people think I’m funny, some think I’m a idiot.

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Gunfighter

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With a little ice cream cone, he followed me out of town. Not like being with Molly, but I do love the animals.

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Very impressive…I’ll post her blog site later.

the serenity of motorcycle riding