Route 66 Postpartum


Wikipedia defines postpartum as: “A postpartum period (or postnatal period) is the period beginning immediately after the birth of a child and extending for about six weeks.” Why is this word floating around my consciousness in relationship to the road I’m longing for? the great Mother Road of the US of A? I am now and have become “a child of the road”, a mere few times traveler who has now driven the entire length and breadth in one shot. Read more…

Lessons from the Road


Sunday September 21, 2014, written on the flight from LA to NY
First day of fall, autumn equinox

How perfect to return home on this day when the light and dark are equal. A mirror for the experiences I’ve had on this epic journey across America. The fellow next to me on the plane has the flight plan on his video monitor and within a few hours we have already crossed nearly half the country. I’m looking at that overview of the landscape I just traveled over many days and marveling that now in a plane that same distance is being traversed in no time.
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Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day 12

picture of the End of Route 66

Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day 12

Everyone was up early packing their bikes and mingling in the guest room of the Hampton Inn – it was a sea of green shirts – the official color of the ride this year and the team shirt for the end of the ride. Many pictures would be taken today of this group of folks dressed in kelly green!

Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day 11


Tuesday September 16, 2014
From Barstow to San Bernadino, California

We stayed in Barstow Monday night with the ordeal of crossing the vast Mohave Desert behind us. (It actually wasn’t so bad for Jen and myself because we had the luxury of being inside an air conditioned car, but the riders really suffered). They told us there had been hotter days in previous rides Read more…

Loss and Gratitude on the Road of Life

route 66 bikers

Loss and Gratitude on the Road of Life

Sunday September 14, 2014 – Day 9
From Winslow to Kingman, Arizona
Monday September 15, 2014 – Day 10
From Kingman, Arizona to Barstow, California
I’m writing from Barstow, after an amazing last supper hosted by the Mexican restaurant at the Quality Inn where we’re spending the night. It was 106 degrees today as we crossed The Mohave Desert, and Jen and I were blessed to be in an air conditioned car. Read more…