Let’s start with an apology in advance to all my friends who ride bicycles. This is gonna hurt a little. Unless you have thick skin, you may want to stop reading here and go look at some pretty pictures of Bryce Canyon or Lake Powell.
Bicycles have no place on public roads. You are a hazard to me and I am a huge hazard to you! I can’t tell you how many bicyclists that I almost killed on this trip. These sadistic exercise freaks always seem to pick the narrowest and busiest roads to practice their craft. I would like to move over for you, but when a semi is headed toward me in the oncoming lane, I have no choice but to buzz your backside at 60 MPH. This always results in an obscene finger gesture in my direction as the guy climbs back on his bike from the woods.
Now that I have that off my chest, I would like to take a few minutes to reflect on our trip. Right before we left, Hunter graduated High School. I could not be more proud of him. Not only did he graduate a year early, but he also earned 30 college credits over the past 3 years which means that he will be entering college as a Sophomore! Next month he starts school at my Alma Mater SUNY Stony Brook where he will be going for pre-med.
So many friends and family tell me that they have a cross country trip on their bucket list. To this I say ……Rip up your bucket list and make a five year plan. With five years of planning, anything is possible. A Bucket List is just too vague and lofty which often results in many unchecked items. With a five year plan, you start making concrete moves to make your dreams a reality. Our first cross country trip was 5 years in the making and required a lot of steps to make it a reality. Of course it was well worth the wait and we have been operating under the 5 year rule ever since. Life is short people, if you want it bad enough make a plan and do it! You will be glad that you did.