2015 Winter Trip – Williamsburg, Colonial Parkway & Yorktown


February 8th & 9th, 2015 – Day 26th & 27th

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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.

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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.

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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. 👍

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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.

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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. 😉

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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.

IMG_4928 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.

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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.

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6 Comments

  1. depietroplace says:

    So you know what you have to do to stay safe. I have to tell you anyway, best to stay off the interstate in from MD to LI. That’s it, I won’t say any more about that. We loved Williamsburg too. It’s been a few years though. Still looks the same. What ferry are you on? I’d like to do that. We love the ferry rides. Lewes, DE to Cape May is nice and will save you miles, time and traffic. Once in Cape May, NJ you probably could catch the Garden State safely….no trucks. But you probably already know that. Thank you for sharing with us.

  2. RichardM says:

    I love walking around Williamsburg. Much nicer at this time of year than the middle of the summer. Thanks for the pictures.

    Just wondering, if you are planning on selling your bike in Canada, why bring it to the US? Very envious of your road trip.

    • advgrrl says:

      Initially I was going to import it but BMW makes it costly and difficult. I wanted to take her on one last huge trip and will post it for sale when I move back to the USA for a Canadian to buy

  3. Jimi Schroeder says:

    Great trip. Good for you. I am glad to have been able to follow along. Be safe and be well. Peace, Jimi

  4. Kevin Brent says:

    Thanks for posting these photos Leslie, that’s very familiar ground you were on. 😉

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