Great Alaska Adventure: Saying Goodbye

Embarking on a multi-month adventure not only requires careful planning and preparing for what awaits us on the road, it also means saying goodbye to friends who are so much a part of our lives when we’re not traveling. We’ve tried to say goodbye every time we think we’re seeing someone for the last time before setting off.


Today we had some of our friends over for a cookout so we could say goodbye one more time and let them know how much we value their friendship. The house is too small to have all our friends for dinner, so we’ve had to say our “so longs” to others individually and in different settings.

But tonight we reminisced and laughed with friends we ride with the most. We will miss them but we’ll enjoy getting together again on our return to share stories with them of our adventure. They’re good people and we’ve logged thousands of two-wheel miles with them. They would all like to join in this Great Alaska Adventure, and we would love to have them along. Maybe in the future . . .?

To all our friends everywhere: Thanks for making our lives richer, fuller and a hell of a lot of fun. You have added a joie de vivre to our lives and helped turn an unremarkable canvas into a master work awash with color and movement and light. We will think of you as we travel new roads and see new sights. And we will miss you. Very much.

“I can’t wait to get on the road again.”

Location:Orange Park, FL

4 responses to “Great Alaska Adventure: Saying Goodbye”

  1. Brother Jon says :

    Have you checked your tires?

  2. Mark Stevens says :

    What a group! Safe riding and I look forward to your updates.

  3. leo & cheryl says :

    Missed you two at the PIGNIC yesterday…but would have traded with you to be in your ‘shoes’…be careful…ride safe…and we look forward to your daily adventures !!

  4. margie says :

    I miss you both already. Gonna be a LONG two months..Have a wonderful trip and be safe, Can’t wait for the daily details.

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