First Blog Entry
Trip Start Jul 17, 2012
41Trip End Aug 22, 2012
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Where I stayed
Heydon Heights Ryokan
What I did
It is a cold and rainy day as I type this, a great day to focus on the trip that is only about 18 days from kicking off. Glen will be pleasantly surprised to see that I have actually got online and entered something. I got the latest JJJ Hottest 100 CD today to add to our music list and started looking for Australian bandanas (which may be a little harder than I thought)
All flights are booked except my domestic return flights to LAX, Glen has bought and taken care of the second bike so all the main things are in place. We have a great route planned and an easy first three days planned where we can relax and go over the finer details of the trip. A big thanks must go to Lisa and Keiko for letting us embark on this great modern day adventure and also our workplaces for the time off.
You're bloody right mate I am surprised
As I type this a quick Jacksonville (JAX) summer thunderstorm has sprung up and is dumping a sun shower as I write this one handed on the iPhone. It's ironic that it has come down to this - Lisa is just about to drop me at the H-D motorcycle shop to pick up your bike (new tyres and front brakes). So the bike will be in the garage no less than 30 hrs prior to your arrival. Cutting it close....
That said, I echo your sentiments for our beautiful wives - this trip of a lifetime wouldn't have been possible without their support, faith, understanding and patience.
The rain has stopped, Lisa's back in the car and we're off to the H-D dealership. The trip has begun.......