February 8th & 9th, 2015 – Day 26th & 27th
This will be a quick post as I woke up to freezing temps at my friend’s house in Williamsburg and was reminded once again it’s winter. Rainy this morning as I pack up for my last 2 days of riding. Hoping Feb. 11th does prove to be a safe day to finish this ride on Long Island but will have a layover in a small town called Chestertown in Maryland.
Doing a live report while on the road does pose a few challenges trying to get things up to date. For instance, hanging out with old friends and playing catch up with them. I actually have blogging as part of my trips and I call it my homework. I don’t mind doing them because I can look back and be reminded as to how I was felling, what I saw and who I’ve while in the moment. Having said that I do fall behind.
The night I arrived my friends Ann Marie and Allison greeted me with open arms and it was so nice out we went right into Colonial Williamsburg for a walk and then a great dinner. I know Ann Marie from my under grad years at Hobart & William Smith and she and her now fiancée have been my friends since 1984. Always great to see them and I was fortunate to be able to stop by their gorgeous house last May 2014 on my way up the coast on my 2014 X Country therapy trip. 👍
I went and gave myself a walking tour of William & Mary. A school I once thought back in the day I would play soccer at but in the end I went to William Smith and was glad I did. Small school.
On my way to Williamsburg I met an old friend Janeane from school and softball years and yesterday Brian from schools days as well. It’s been over 30 years that I have seen both and it was great “catching” up even though the visits were too short. Also, I could kick myself…I am usually good at taking selfies with whom I meet but did not after these two visits. SORRY guys but I remember what you looked like. 😉
While the girls I am staying with went to work yesterday I rode around. Meeting strangers who wanted to talk about my bike. A group of people from Brazil was so much fun using a young man as a translator I was informed they really LOVED my bike and trips. Had some photo Ops with my bike and off they went. Met a very nice retired couple from Boston who always travel on the off-season as we all agreed seems like the best time to see places like Williamsburg.
So, I am winding up this 2015 Winter Trip down and around the USA with the task of getting to Long Island in between snow and ice systems. I hope to finish up in parents garage and then I will be flying back to BC and reality on Sunday, Feb. 15th. Still tons to do back there before I can move back to the USA. Still no job yet or even a state where I will be living. Like everything else I am sure in time all will work itself out.
Enjoy the rest of the pics. I enjoyed taking them and if you click on them you will get a much better version. Until next time…thanks again for the virtual and real-time friends and family for following me on what I feel has been a great epic ride.