“ For my part I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travels sake. The great affair is to move, to feel the needs and hitches of our life. More nearly, to come down off featherbed of civilization and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints."- Robert Louis Stevenson
That quote was posted on Facebook by Katheryn Mossbrook Zimmerman (BagLady) when she paused her tortuous cancer treatments to hit the road again. She is an amazing traveler, riding alone on her trike in foreign countries. Now she is traveling by van and boondocking. A woman of wisdom and courage with a zillion diverse friends from all over the world.
I am writing this from Joan's kitchen table. She and I were caregivers at the same time. We met when she and her husband came to visit Florida and ride the Withlacoochee one winter. She invited me to stay with her for a few days. I am sleeping inside a house for the first time in months.
I am starting to hear from some of you. Checking in to see if I am ok because I haven't posted in a while. I am now at a time and place where I have internet access and a few hours of time. So hello there!
This morning Joan and I did a 30-mile bike ride on what she calls the flat lands of Illinois and I call the hilly roads south of Chicago. It is all a matter of perspective and mine is from the flat rail-trails of Florida.
Before we left the driveway, Joan wanted to take my picture on the trike. I think it turned out pretty cool because Big Blue and Lilac are in the background. Thanks, Joan!
I never gave my trike a name. Joan says I should. Any ideas?
We rode to the meeting place where we would meet up with some of the folks from her bike group. It was on the Plank Road Trail in downtown Frankfort, but there was a 5K run going on. To avoid the crowds we took the roads.
I was in Plain City, Ohio when I left you last. That seems so long ago! What were YOU doing around May, 21, 2022?
One day while I was there I discovered there was a short trail nearby. I rode over to it on my two-wheel and was delighted with the six-mile trail.
The Great Miami
When I was at Oasis in Florida, the campground metered my electricity use like they did all the campers. The first month is was about $4. The next month when it was real cold, it was $7. It never went over $10. The last morning in John Bryan I decided to try using my coffee maker. I did. The power supply showed that for the three days I was at John Bryan I only used 30% of the power available. I still had 70%!