…and heading for home! I visited the wonderful Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, today, September 17, 2018, and then, after some self-debate, just decided to book it home to 88-87-90-290-495-2-and finally 231 Elsinore. An easy trek eastward; unlike most of my trip, these are all roads I’ve traveled before. This is my last post of new, wonderful, different places that I have had the incredible good fortune and blessing to acknowledge and bow down to since I departed on May 17 (still hard to believe). I am truly humbled to be a part of this amazing universe. Thanks to everyone who accompanied me on this journey. I have appreciated your thoughts, spirit, and comments — more than you know– along the way; when I felt alone and didn’t know where I would rest my head that night, your collective spirit and good wishes kept me going. I will be sending a few summary, fun blogs over the next week or so. After that, not so much. To all: new friends and old, please keep in touch. Look forward to seeing everyone soon. And, again, most of all, THANK YOU!! You have inspired me to keep this journey going!
Days: 124. States: 27. Miles: 23,312. ER visits: 1. Tick bites: 1 (that I know of). Flat tires: 1. Trips of 60+ miles to enjoy a piece of Juneberry pie: 1. Oil changes: 7. Rounds of golf: 3. Fish caught: 7. Hikes (1-mile plus): 26. Hikes (8-miles plus): 2. Boat rides: 4; ferries: 2. Nights camping: 46; nights camping under the stars: 1. Bugs (mosquitoes and otherwise): can’t provide an accurate number, but it was amazingly low. Favorite towns/cities (in no particular order): Dawson City, Harpers Ferry, Strasbourg, Luckenbach, Whitehorse, Fairbanks, Sequim, Santa Fe, Natchez, Oxford, Fredericksburg, Memphis, Moose Jaw, Waynesville, Ozona, Corning, Shingletown. There are many more. These are just the first few that come to mind.
National Parks visited: not sure, but definitely on the north side of 10. Favorite NP: All great, but Olympic National Park in Washington State stands out, and the person I met on the edge of the ONP, is why it gets the nod.
Cheers and warm wishes to all.