Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Fwd: My room for the next two days...Amtrak Seattle to Chicago.

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From: Dennis Howe <dennishowept@gmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Subject: My room for the next two days...Amtrak Seattle to Chicago.
To: dennishowe.blogspot.com@gmail.com

Just cracked a mini champagne give to me by my Hawaiian Amtrak hostess
named Noelani. Made a 530 reservation in the dining car. Better live
it up now since 3 months of creek water and Top Ramen await...

Here we go...

Tomorrow morning I board the Amtrak train for Yorktown, Virginia, bike in box, bags in hand, harboring dreams of riding back across America to Astoria, OR. What on earth am I doing?! Am I going to make it? Will I even enjoy it? What will I eat? Where will I sleep? Who will I talk to? Soon we will see. It's nearly time to explore in a way I've never experienced, and the open road eagerly awaits me...

On another note, because nothing says "bad-ass TransAmerica bike tour" like the pink amazingness you see to your left, just know it was really difficult to choose between buying this sweet little pink BMX single speed and riding my matte black, brand new, sexy, sleek, Surly Long Haul Trucker touring machine. I mean, what's more important..solid comfort, or having everyone be jealous because you're on a pink BMX tallboy?!

See ya down the road. :)

PS...In all seriousness, if any of you want to know my ACTUAL (and almost) real-time whereabouts, you can look anytime at the small Google Map on the right side of my main blog page. The map tracks me and will show the whereabouts of my phone at any given time. Hopefully I'm with the phone. In one piece. With my non-pink, still-to-be-named bike.