Through AirBnB, I have made a friend in Orlando. He is unable to drive so he rides a bike or takes buses everywhere. When I spend the night, I try to help him run difficult errands or enjoy a dinner out someplace he doesn't normally get to go. Like every one of my AirBnB hosts, … Continue reading Setting Off Gaydar .
Here's everything: I contracted a guy to haul the scooter home, privately, in a sealed trailer. I used a website called uShip.com. it's like ebay or Airbnb, but you list what you want shipped and where, and truckers bid on hauling it. There's a category for motorcycles; also cars, sailboats, household furniture, and live pets. … Continue reading The Latest Plan: Pitstop in FL
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 .
I had been looking forward to my 2016 summer long trip, planning and researching for nearly six months, sending emails and making reservations. I'd made preliminary "dry run" test trips to Orlando, Daytona, Port Canaveral and Tallahassee. However, as time ticked down to departure, it was just a series of mishaps. I had reserved my … Continue reading We’re Off … (SNAFU!) .