Is it time yet? How about now?!? Now??? I’m ready to go…

January 5, 2016

I have enjoyed spending time with family and friends the last few weeks in Texas, Tennessee, and California.

Discussing my travels with fellow small-bike enthusiasts Dale & James at Middleton Brewery in Wimberley, Texas. Football, beer, live music, friends. Good times. I have a feeling Dale will be riding through Peru in the not-too-distant future.

With my time off, I was able to obtain my Tanzanian visa (the other African visas I can get at the border crossings), plan a bit more of my South America travels, and even make some plans for the continent after Africa.

The downside to spending two weeks in the States is that I gained ten pounds back. Sadly, I am ready to get back to the South American “diet” as well. I love food, I love the choices of food in the States, but the quantities are just way more than I need. And I’ve found that a big part of the problem is that it is too easily accessible. It’s harder to grab a snack or a burger or cookies or junk food and soda in most of the places I’ve been traveling. In the States, it’s all within arm’s reach all the time.

I had booked this return trip to the US before I ever left Texas back in July. I was planning ahead in order to hopefully avoid travel burn-out. But when the time came, I found I wasn’t really burned out on traveling. And within a very short time I was missing my little 250, and ready to get back on the bike and head towards Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Actually, I am beyond ready.

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to email me, visit with me, buy me a meal, or otherwise say hello while I was in the U.S. It’s always good to know I have a support team out there, even if they are invisible and silent most of the time.

Now let’s get this show back on the road!


5 thoughts on “Is it time yet? How about now?!? Now??? I’m ready to go…

    • Thanks. I feel better than I have in years.
      Made it to Lima. Riding by Saturday!

  1. Rock on Pat. Your blazing a trail I hope to someday follow. Columbia, Peru, Bolivia, I burn to go there.
    You know how to contact me if you need anything.

  2. Thanks Doug. I’m sitting in the Lima airport, on my way back to my bike. Should be on the road Saturday morning, and I CAN”T WAIT!!!

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