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"Have a good trip" - "I will - and if not it's my own fault"

Written on: Sunday June 15th, 2008

The trip odometer clicks 6048km as I pull into my parking spot back home. The last - short - leg of the trip was rather eventless, driving through beautiful Manning Park and Hope over the #1 highway into Vancouver. It gave me some time to think about the trip and the things we saw, the little problems we had and mastered, the different climates and weathers we drove through and - most importantly, the people we met along the way.

Doing a trip by motorcycle makes you so much more aproachable compared to travelling in a car. People came up to us wherever we stopped to aquire about where we were from and where we were going, or just to chat or to check out the bikes. Whenever we had problems, people went out of their way to help.

I don't want it to stop. In fact, I could keep going for another two weeks, but unfortunately the corporate world is calling. We had a great time and I am already thinking about where to go next. Alaska? The Yukon? Maybe down to Baja or checking out the Great Basin? We'll see. For now, I try to "live in the moment" and savor the last few km through BC forrests.

I remeber James talking to an older fellow on his BMW touring machine in Death Valley. He was from Santa Fee and respoded to James wishing him a good trip: "I will - and if not it's my own fault". So true....