As the late summer sun set, I set my GPS for downtown Roanoke and used her directions and my own instincts to take a city tour. From the dance center I drove by the shopping mall, the UU Church, and eventually downtown. Roanoke is situated on a historical rail yard so is cursed with one … Continue reading Wasted Day in Roanoke
After my day lost on the Blue Ridge Parkway, I pulled into Johnson City, TN just before dark; wet, tired, and hungry. I had used a website to grab a hotel room and the place was a redone 1970’s chain; either a raddison or rodeway or quality inn. Once again, the desk clerk (and the […]
After my Saturday lost on the Blue Ridge Parkway, I finally pulled into Johnson City, TN just before dark; wet, tired, and hungry. I had used a website to grab a hotel room and the place was a redone 1970's chain; either a raddison or rodeway or quality inn. Once again, the desk clerk (and … Continue reading Across TN, Crossing Paths
After my accidental ride through the "tail of the dragon", I arrived at the rural motor cycle campground tired and a little disoriented. I was sitting on the bunkhouse stairs looking blankly at my scooter, trying to figure out what I still needed to do. I struck up a conversation with a guy sitting on … Continue reading Never Met a Stranger .
This story will be sketchy to you, but not to me or the few people involved. On my last day before leaving Columbus after UU-GA, I stopped for breakfast at a local bakery, and had a delightful time. The poor girl got my "full Forest Gump" treatment, rambling, questioning, funny stories, and active listening (when … Continue reading Back to Columbus: Walk in the Park .
I spent an extra day today in Rockwood, PA at the hostel. I didn't mean to, time just slipped away. Tomorrow I'll head back to Columbus for a fourth of July picnic invitation. This has become a cool little town. No cell reception, no traffic, no grocery store, really no reason to be here. Its … Continue reading Walking Around Rockwood .
Just Plain Nuts! That was my departure, running out the door, a day late, sleeping off a migraine, carrying an untested telephone. I had eight weeks to get my act together and this was a most unceremonious departure. The Reason Rally in Washington was the following Saturday, but I wanted three days in the city. … Continue reading Amtrak: Orlando and onto WDC .