I woke up and got up early yesterday at Lisa’s place. We sat around and talked some more until she was VERY LATE for work! I left shortely after she rushed off and rode, and rode, and rode some more. I’d originally planed to stop in and see Jeff and Judy on my way through Pittsburgh but, I hadn’t made any plans with them. I called when I tfor to Pennsylvania and, they were home! Yea!
I headed over to their house for a bit. Stephen, Jeff’s brother as well as Maya, their daughter. I had a great, albeit quick, visit with everyone there and, hit the road again around 8:00. I had ridden 850k so far that day and, for some insane reason, I wanted to top 1000k. I also really would have liked to have come home but, around 11:00, even after another Red Bull, I was beat.
One last hotel, one more strange bed, one more walking up and wondering for a bit about where the hell I was but, by 7:15 I was on the road and heading home. Jeff and Judy had told me the quickest route (thank God). I think today was the first time I ever got to the border and didn’t have to wait to get to the customs guy. I got through in a heartbeat, ripped up the QEW to St. Catherines and . . . . hit a traffic jamb where I sat for over an hour. I was trying to get home to give Jordan a ride to work. I was texting him but, as soon as I crossed the border, all my iCrap died out until I couls swap out SIM cards again. Oh well. I twasn’t meant to be.
By 12:45 I was pulling in the driveway. 18,404 kilometers over 6 weeks, 42 days. Quite the adventure, done! I’m sorry I ddin’t get to see everyone that I’d originally planned to see but, there’s always the fall or next year. For the moment, it’s great to be home and doing NOTHING!!