The Journey

This page records the journey every day, usually with a photo of the day. I started this page after failing miserably to keep the main blog up-to-date on a daily basis, as I explained in To live it or to write it?

Trip 2 (2013)

Day 96 Monday 7th October 2013 – Toronto, ON

Day 95 Sunday 6th October 2013 – Norwich, ON to Toronto, ON

Day 94 Saturday 5th October 2013 – Norwich, ON

Day 93 Friday 4th October 2013 – Chelsea, MI to Norwich, ON

Day 92 Thursday 3rd October 2013 – Chicago, IL to Chelsea, MI

Day 91 Wednesday 2nd October 2013 – Bloomington, IL to Chicago, IL

Day 90 Tuesday 1st October 2013 – Lexington, KY to Bloomington, IL

Day 89 Monday 30th September 2013 – Parkersburg, WV to Lexington, KY

Day 88 Sunday 29th September 2013 – Hagerstown, MD to Parkersburg, WV

Day 87 Saturday 28th September 2013 – Pocomoke City, MD to Hagerstown, MD

Day 86 Friday 27th September 2013 – Petersburg, VA to Pocomoke City, MD

Day 85 Thursday 26th September 2013 – Culpeper, VA to Petersburg, VA

Day 84 Wednesday 25th September 2013 – Roanoake, VA to Culpeper, VA

Day 83 Tuesday 24th September 2013 – Wilkesboro, NC to Roanoake, VA

Day 82 Monday 23rd September 2013 – Waynesville, NC to Wilkesboro, NC

Day 81 Sunday 22nd September 2013 – Bryson City, NC to Waynesville, NC

Day 80 Saturday 21st September 2013 – Deal’s Gap, NC to Bryson City, NC

Day 79 Friday 20th September 2013 – Dalton, GA to Deal’s Gap, NC

Day 78 Thursday 19th September 2013 – Athens, GA to Dalton, GA

Day 77 Wednesday 18th September 2013 – Savannah, GA to Athens, GA

Day 76 Tuesday 17th September 2013 St. Augustine, FL to Savannah, GA

From Georgia, September 2013

Day 75 Monday 16th September 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL to St. Augustine, FL

From Florida, September 2013

Day 74 Sunday 15th September 2013 Key West, FL to Fort Lauderdale, FL

From Florida, September 2013

Day 73 Saturday 14th September 2013 – Fort Lauderdale, FL to Key West, FL

From Florida, September 2013

Day 72 Friday 13th September 2013 Venice, FL to Fort Lauderdale, FL

From Florida, September 2013

Day 71 Thursday 12th September 2013 – Tallahassee, FL to Venice, FL

From Florida, September 2013

Day 70 Wednesday 11th September 2013 Tuscaloosa, AL to Tallahasse, FL

From Florida, September 2013

Day 69 Tuesday 10th September 2013 – Memphis, TN to Tuscaloosa, AL

From Mississippi, September 2013

Day 68 Monday 9th September 2013 – Branson, MO to Memphis, TN

From Arkansas, September 2013

Day 67 Sunday 8th September 2013 – Kansas City, MO to Branson, MO

From Missouri, September 2013

Day 66 Saturday 7th September 2013 – Mayetta, KS to Kansas City, MO

From Missouri, September 2013

Day 65 Friday 6th September 2013 – Mount Vernon, IL to Mayetta, KS

From Kansas, September 2013

Day 64 Thursday 5th September 2013 – Nashville, TN to Mount Vernon, IL

From Kentucky, September 2013

Day 63 Wednesday 4th September 2013 – Nashville, TN

From Tennessee, September 2013

Day 62 Tuesday 3rd September 2013 – Memphis, TN to Nashville, TN 

From Tennessee, September 2013

Day 61 Monday 2nd September 2013 Vicksburg, MS to Memphis, TN

From Tennessee, September 2013

Day 60 Sunday 1st September 2013 New Orleans, LA to Vicksburg, MS

Day 59 Saturday 31st August 2013 New Orleans, LA1234839_622876701067679_1077174025_n

Day 58 Friday 30th August 2013 Lake Charles, LA to New Orleans, LA

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Day 57 Thursday 29th August 2013 Austin, TX to Lake Charles, LA

From Louisiana, August 2013

Day 56 Wednesday 28th August 2013 Austin, TX554524_495539310533356_277956227_n

Day 55 Tuesday 27th August 2013 – Fort Stockton, TX to Austin, TX

From Texas, August 2013

Day 54 Monday 26th August 2013 – Silver City, NM to Fort Stockton, TX

From New Mexico, August 2013

Day 53 Sunday 25th August 2013 – Mesa, AZ to Tombstone, AZ to Silver City, NM

From Arizona, August 2013

Day 52 Saturday 24th August 2013 – Mesa, AZ

From Arizona, August 2013

Day 51 Friday 23rd August 2013 – San Diego, CA to Mesa, AZ

From Arizona, August 2013

Day 50 Thursday 22nd August 2013 – San Diego, CA

From San Diego, August 2013

Day 49 Wednesday 21st August 2013 – Blythe, CA to San Diego, CA

From San Diego, August 2013

Day 48 Tuesday 20th August 2013 – Sedona, AZ to Blythe, CA

From Arizona, August 2013

Day 47 Monday 19th August 2013 – Flagstaff, AZ to Sedona, AZ

From Arizona, August 2013

Day 46 Sunday 18th August 2013 – Mount Carmel Junction, UT to Flagstaff, AZ

From Arizona, August 2013

Day 45 Saturday 17th August 2013 – Torrey, UT to Mount Carmel Junction, UT

From Utah, August 2013

Day 44 Friday 16th August 2013 – Blanding, UT to Torrey, UT

From Utah, August 2013

Day 43 Thursday 15th August 2013 – Cortez, CO to Blanding, UT

From Arizona, August 2013

Day 42 Wednesday 14th August 2013 – Montrose, CO to Cortez, CO

From Colorado, August 2013

Day 41 Tuesday 13th August 2013 – Glenwood Springs, CO to Montrose, CO

From Colorado, August 2013

Day 40 Monday 12th August 2013 – Denver, CO to Glenwood Springs, CO

From Colorado, August 2013

Day 39 Sunday 11th August 2013 – Denver, CO

From Colorado, August 2013

Day 38 Saturday 10th August 2013 – Lusk, WY to Denver, CO

Day 37 Friday 9th August 2013 – Sturgis, SD to Lusk, WY

From South Dakota, August 2013

Day 36 Thursday 8th August 2013 – Sturgis, SD

From South Dakota, August 2013

Day 35 Wednesday 7th August 2013 – Sturgis, SD

From South Dakota, August 2013

Day 34 Tuesday 6th August 2013 – Sturgis, SD

From South Dakota, August 2013

Day 33 Monday 5th August 2013 – Sturgis, SD

From South Dakota, August 2013

Day 32 Sunday 4th August 2013 – Sturgis, SD

From South Dakota, August 2013

Day 31 Saturday 3rd August 2013 – Sturgis, SD

From South Dakota, August 2013

Day 30 Friday 2nd August 2013 – Sturgis, SD

From South Dakota, August 2013

Day 29 Thursday 1st August 2013 Buffalo, WY to Sturgis, SD

From South Dakota, August 2013

Day 28 Wednesday 31st July 2013 – Cooke City, MT to Buffalo, WY

Day 27 Tuesday 30th July 2013 – Bondurant, WY to Cooke City, MT

From Wyoming, July 2013

Day 26 Monday 29th July 2013Idaho Falls, ID to Bondurant, WY

From Wyoming, July 2013

Day 25 Sunday 28th July 2013 – Missoula, MT to Idaho Falls, ID

From Montana, July 2013

Day 24 Saturday 27th July 2013 – Lewiston, ID to Missoula, MT

From Idaho, July 2013

Day 23 Friday 26th July 2013 – Meridian, ID to Lewiston, ID

From Idaho, July 2013

Day 22 Thursday 25th July 2013 – Bend, OR to Meridian, ID

From Idaho, July 2013

Day 21 Wednesday 24th July 2013 – Grants Pass, OR to Bend, OR

From Oregon, July 2013

Day 20 Tuesday 23rd July 2013 Fortuna, CA to Grants Pass, OR

From California, July 2013

Day 19 Monday 22nd July 2013 – Fort Bragg, CA to Fortuna, CA

From California, July 2013

Day 18 Sunday 21st July 2013 – Fairfax, CA to Fort Bragg, CA

From California, July 2013

Day 17 Saturday 20th July 2013 – Fairfax, CA to Bodega Bay, CA to Fairfax, CA

From California, July 2013

Day 16 Friday 19th July 2013 – Monterey, CA to Fairfax, CA

From California, July 2013

Day 15 Thursday 18th July 2013 Lompoc, CA to Monterey, CA

From California, July 2013

Day 14 Wednesday 17th July 2013 – West Hollywood, CA to Lompoc, CA

From California, July 2013

Day 13 Tuesday 16th July 2013 – Bullhead City, AZ to Santa Monica, CA then West Hollywood

From California, July 2013

Day 12 Monday 15th July 2013 – Seligman, AZ to Bullhead City, AZ

From Arizona, July 2013

Day 11 Sunday 14th July 2013 – Gallup, NM to Seligman, AZ

From Arizona, July 2013

Day 10 Saturday 13th July 2013 – Santa Rosa, NM to Gallup. NM

From New Mexico, July 2013

Day 9 Friday 12th July 2013 – Amarillo, TX to Santa Rosa, NM

From Texas, July 2013

Day 8 Thursday 11th July 2013 – Elk City, OK to Amarillo, TX

From Texas, July 2013

Day 7 Wednesday 10th July 2013 – Tulsa, OK to Elk City, OK

From Oklahoma, July 2013

Day 6 Tuesday 9th July 2013 – Lebanon, MO to Tulsa, OK

From Kansas, July 2013

Day 5 Monday 8th July 2013 – Springfield, IL to Lebanon, MO

From Missouri, July 2013

Day 4: Sunday 7th July 2013 – Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL

From Illinois, July 2013

Day 3: Saturday 6th July 2013Chelsea, MI to Chicago, IL

From Chicago, July 2013

Day 2: Friday 5th July 2013 – Toronto, Canada to Chelsea, MI

Brian and Roo on their porch. Fantastic hosts! From Michigan, July 2013

Day 1: Thursday 4th July 2013 – Glasgow, Scotland to Toronto, Canada

Day 0: Wednesday 3rd July 2013Edinburgh, Scotland to Glasgow, Scotland

Trip 1 (2011)

Day 92: Thursday 20th October 2011 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Day 91: Wednesday 19th October 2011 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Day 90: Tuesday 18th October 2011 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Day 89: Monday 17th October 2011 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Day 88: Sunday 16th October 2011 – Batavia, New York to Toronto, Ontario, Canada (click for route)

Day 87: Saturday 15th October 2011 – Johnstown, New York to Batavia, New York (click for route)

Day 86: Friday 14th October 2011 – Greenfield, Massachusetts to Johnstown, New York (click for route)

Day 85: Thursday 13th October 2011 – York, Maine to Greenfield, Massachusetts (via Hartford, Vermont) (click for route)

From Maine

Day 84: Wednesday 12th October 2011 – Salem, Massachusetts to York, Maine (click for route)

From Maine

Day 83: Tuesday 11th October 2011 – Middletown, New York to Salem, Massachusetts (via New Haven, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island) (click for route)

From Massachusetts

Day 82: Monday 10th October 2011 – Milesburg, Pennsylvania to Middletown, New York (click for route)

From New York State

Day 81: Sunday 9th October 2011 – Cleveland, Ohio to Milesburg, Pennsylvania (click for route)

From Pennsylvanvia

Day 80: Saturday 8th October 2011 – Indianapolis, Indiana to Cleveland, Ohio (click for route)

From Ohio

Day 79: Day 78: Friday 7th October 2011 – St Louis, Missouri to Indianapolis, Indiana (click for route)

Day 77: Thursday 6th October 2011 – Blue Springs, Missouri to St Louis, Missouri (click for route)

From Missouri

Day 76: Wednesday 5th October 2011 – Abilene, Kansas to Blue Springs, Missouri (click for route)

From Missouri

Day 75: Tuesday 4th October 2011 – Dodge City, Kansas to Abilene, Kansas (click for route)

From Kansas

Day 74: Monday 3rd October 2011 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Dodge City, Kansas (click for route)

Dodge City From Kansas

Day 73: Sunday 2nd October 2011 – Ardmore, Oklahoma to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (click for route)

From Oklahoma

Day 72: Saturday 1st October 2011 – Austin, Texas to Ardmore, Oklahoma (click for route)

From Oklahoma

Day 71: Friday 30th September 2011 – Austin, Texas

From Texas

Day 70: Thursday 29th September 2011 – Austin, Texas

 Blondie From Texas

Day 69: Wednesday 28th September 2011 – Austin, Texas to Fredicksburg, Texas to Austin, Texas (click for route)

From Texas

Day 68: Tuesday 27th September 2011 – a day I’ll never forget – San Antonio, Texas to Austin, Texas (click for route)

Think Lizzy From Texas

Day 67: Monday 26th September 2011 – Austin, Texas to San Antonio, Texas (click for route)

The Alamo From Texas

Day 66: Sunday 25th September 2011 – Austin, Texas

Cooking for Korilyn From Texas

Day 65: Saturday 24th September 2011 – Austin, Texas

Pecan Street Festival, Austin From Texas

Day 64: Friday 23rd September 2011 – Austin, Texas

From Texas

Day 63:

Thursday 22nd September 2011 – Austin, Texas

From Texas

Day 62: Wednesday 21st September 2011 – Big Spring, Texas to Austin, Texas (click for route)

Day 61: Tuesday 20th September 2011 – Santa Fe, New Mexico to Big Spring, Texas (via Roswell, New Mexico) (click for link)

From New Mexico

Day 60: Monday 19th September 2011 – Albuquerque, New Mexico to Santa Fe, New Mexico (via Acoma Pueblo) (click for route)

From New Mexico

Day 59: Sunday 18th September 2011 – Gallup, New Mexico to Albuquerque, New Mexico (via old Route 666 and Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary) (click for route)

From New Mexico

Day 58: Saturday 17th September 2011 – Silver City, New Mexico to Gallup, New Mexico (via the Petrified Forest, Arizona) (click for route)

From New Mexico

Day 57: Friday 16th September 2011 – Tucson, Arizona to Silver City, New Mexico (via Tombstone, Arizona) (click for route)

From Arizona

Day 56: Thursday 15th September 2011 – Kayenta, Arizona to Tucson, Arizona (click for route)

From Arizona

Day 55: Wednesday 14th September 2011 – Torrey, Utah to Kayenta, Arizona (click for route)

From South Utah

Day 54: Tuesday 13th September 2011 – Springdale, Utah to Torrey, Utah (click for route)

From South Utah

Day 53: Monday 12th September 2011 – Las Vegas, Nevada to Springdale, Utah (click for route)

From South Utah

Day 52: Sunday 11th September 2011 – Mammoth Lakes, California to Las Vegas, Nevada (via Death Valley) (click for route)

From Death Valley

Day 51: Saturday 10th September 2011 – Fresno, California to Mammoth Lakes, California (via Yosemite National Park) (click for route)

From Yosemite & Sierra Nevada

Day 50: Friday 9th September 2011 – Los Angeles, California to Fresno, California (click for route)

From LA & Fresno

Day 49: Thursday 8th September 2011 – San Simeon, California to Los Angeles, California (click for route)

From From SF to LA

Day 48: Wednesday 7th September 2011 – San Francisco, California to San Simeon, California (click for route)

From From SF to LA

Day 47: Tuesday 6th September 2011 – San Francisco, California

From San Francisco

Day 46: Monday 5th September 2011 – Fort Bragg, California to San Francisco, California (click for route)

From Road to San Francisco

Day 45: Sunday 4th September 2011 – Crescent City, California to Fort Bragg, California (via the Avenue of Giants) (click for route)

Redwoods in the Avenue of Giants From Road to San Francisco

Day 44: Saturday 3rd September 2011 – Florence, Oregon to Crescent City, California (via 7 Devils Road) (click for route)

From Oregon

Day 43: Friday 2nd September 2011 – Portland, Oregon to Florence, Oregon (via Idiotville) (click for route)

From Oregon

Day 42: Thursday 1st September 2011 – Silverdale, Washington to Portland, Oregon (click for route)

From Oregon

Day 41: Wednesday 31st August 2011 – Silverdale, Washington (again!)

From Into Washington

Day 40: Tuesday 30th August 2011 – Port Angeles, Washington to Silverdale, Washington (by trailer) (click for route)

From Into Washington

Day 39: Monday 29th August 2011 – Seattle, Washington to Port Angeles, Washington (click for route)

From Into Washington

Day 38: Sunday 28th August 2011 – Seattle, Washington

From Seattle
From Seattle

Day 37: Saturday 27th August 2011 – Vancouver, BC, Canada to Seattle, Washington (click for route)

From Seattle
From Seattle

Day 36: Friday 26th August 2011 – Vancouver, BC Canada

From Vancouver & BC

Day 35: Thursday 25th August 2011 – Wenatchee, Washington to Vancouver, BC Canada (via White Rock, BC) (click for route)

From Vancouver & BC

Day 34: Wednesday 24th August 2011 – Libby, Montana to Wenatchee, Washington (click for route)

From Into Washington

Day 33: Tuesday 23rd August 2011 – Hungry Horse, Montana to Libby, Montana (via Glacier National Park, Montana – Road to the Sun) (click for route)

From Glacier, Montana

Day 32: Monday 22nd August 2011 – Billings, Montana to Hungry Horse, Montana (click for route)

From Montana

Day 31: Sunday 21st August 2011 – Billings, Montana to Billings, Montana (via Little Bighorn) (click for route)

From Little Bighorn

Day 30: Saturday 20th August 2011 – Cooke City, Montana to Billings, Montana (via Beartooth Pass) (click for route)

From Beartooth Pass

Day 29: Friday 19th August 2011 – Yellowstone National Park to Cooke City, Montana (click for route)

From Yellowstone & Grand Teton

Day 28: Thursday 18th August 2011 – Bondurant, Wyoming to Yellowstone National Park (click for route)

From Yellowstone & Grand Teton
From Wyoming
From Wyoming

Day 27: Wednesday 17th August 2011 – Vernal, Utah to Bondurant, Wyoming (click for route)

From Wyoming

Day 26: Tuesday 16th August 2011 – Grand Lake, Colorado to Vernal, Utah (click for route)

From Utah

Day 25: Monday 15th August 2011 – Frederick, Colorado to Grand Lake, Colorado (via Rocky Mountain National Park) (click for route)

From Colorado

Day 24: Sunday 14th August 2011 – Spearfish, South Dakota to Frederick, Colorado (via Wyoming and Boulder, Colorado) (click for route)

Freebird From Colorado

Day 23: Saturday 13th August 2011 – Sturgis, South Dakota to Spearfish, South Dakota (via North Dakota – needed to bag the state) (click here for route)

From Downtown Sturgis
From Road to North Dakota

Day 22: Friday 12th August 2011 – Custer City, South Dakota to Sturgis, South Dakota (via Custer State Park) (click for route)

From Rushmore, Crazy Horse & Custer

Day 21: Thursday 11th August 2011 – Sturgis, South Dakota to Custer City, South Dakota (via Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial) (click for route)

From Rushmore, Crazy Horse & Custer

Day 20: Wednesday 10th August 2011 – Deadwood, South Dakota to Sturgis, South Dakota (via Boot Hil but Lynnyrd Skynnyrd don’t turn up!) (click for route)

Wild Bill Hickok‘s grave From Deadwood

Day 19: Tuesday 9th August 2011 – Sturgis, South Dakota to Deadwood, South Dakota (via Devil’s Tower, Wyoming and Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota) (click for route)

From Ride to Devil’s Tower

Day 18: Monday 8th August 2011 – Billings, Montana to Sturgis, South Dakota (click for route)

Def Leppard From Buffalo Chip, Sturgis

Day 17: Sunday 7th August 2011 – Sturgis, South Dakota to Billings, Montana (click for route)

Rodeo! From Billings, Montana

Day 16: Saturday 6th August 2011 – Sturgis, South Dakota (rode out to Sioux Falls to pick up a feather – 750 miles in one day of hard riding but still too late for Alice) (click for route)

From Downtown Sturgis

Day 15: Friday 5th August 2011 – Sturgis, South Dakota (investigating Sturgis, Spearfish & Rapid City) (click for route)

Let me see those horns \m/ From Lamphere Campground, Sturgis

Day 14: Thursday 4th August 2011 – Gering, Nebraska to Sturgis, South Dakota (via Scotts Bluff and Fort Robinson) (click for route)

Scotts Bluff From Nebraska

Day 13: Wednesday 3rd August 2011 – Oshkosh, Nebraska to Gering, Nebraska (via North Platte) (click for route)

Chimney Rock From Nebraska

Day 12: Tuesday 2nd August 2011 – Grand Island, Nebraska to Oshkosh, Nebraska where the Trooper has a moment (Click for route)

Iowa and Nebraska are flat! From Nebraska

Day 11: Monday 1st August 2011 – Carroll, Iowa to Grand Island, Nebraska (Click for route)

Grain silos feature all along the Lincoln Highway (Hwy-30) in Nebraska and Iowa From Nebraska

Day 10: Sunday 31st July 2011 – St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota to Carroll, Iowa (Click for route)

Day 9: Saturday 30th July 2011 – Ironwood, Michigan to St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota (Click for route)

Downtown Minneapolis From Minnesota

Day 8: Friday 29th July 2011 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Ironwood, Michigan (Click for route)

From ChicagoMilwaukee

Day 7: Thursday 28th July 2011 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin From ChicagoMilwaukee

Day 6: Wednesday 27th July 2011 – Chicago, Illinois to Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Click for route)

Travis, Thomas and me in the Red Rock Saloon, Milwaukee

Day 5: Tuesday 26th July 2011 – Chicago, Illinois

Good beer and burgers at Kuma’s Corner, Chicago, Illinois From ChicagoMilwaukee

Day 4: Monday 25th July 2011 – Chicago, Illinois

From ChicagoMilwaukee

Day 3: Sunday 24th July 2011 – Kalamazoo, Michigan to Chicago, Illinois (via Indiana) (Click for route)

Wicker Park Fest, Chicago From ChicagoMilwaukee

 Day 2: Saturday 23rd July 2011 – Toronto, Ontario to Kalamazoo, Michigan (Click for route)

Day 1: Friday 22nd July 2011 – Glasgow, Scotland to Toronto, Ontario (Click for route)

Day 0: Thursday 21st July 2011 – Edinburgh, Scotland to Glasgow, Scotland (Click for route)

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