Hi from SUNNY Albuquerque!
I’ve alluded to the trip changing a bit, so here goes with what that means.
Firstly, I’m staying an extra day in Albuquerque. I’ll leave for Gallup on Tuesday afternoon.
I’ll roll into Flagstaff on Thursday (5/22).
As for the four-day loop trip through AZ, UT, CO and NM, I’m saving that for later, wanting to do all of 66 at once.
I’ll be heading into LA on Monday (5/26) afternoon, which is not something I really wanted to do, but so be it.
Berkeley will happen from 5/28 (a Wednesday) to the morning of 6/3 (a Tuesday) when I leave for Donner Pass on my way to Salt Lake City, which will happen 6/6 (a Friday). I’ll be stationed in SLC until, I believe, Sunday 6/15.
Now, why so much time in SLC? Well I won’t be in SLC all that much. On 6/10 (a Tuesday), Sarah is showing up and we’ll be seeing the Spiral Jetty just north of SLC. Then, on Wednesday, we’ll be doing most of that AZ, UT, CO, NM loop in a rental car. So yeah, not on a scooter, but by that time, I could probably use a break. She’ll leave that Saturday, I think and then that Sunday I’ll be heading off to …. SEATTLE!
Yeah, it seems dumb to do Portland and Seattle *after* SLC, but that’s how it’s going to work out.
I should get to Portland around June 18, a Wednesday (at this point the dates are fairly tentative). I’ll spend a day or two there and then ride up to Seattle around June 20, a Friday. I will probably be in Seattle until June 27 (a Friday, I figure about a week – and the Portland thing could happen somewhere in between all of that).
So if I leave Seattle around the 27th, that would get me to Wheeling around July 9. Which brings me to central PA in mid-July. Again, at this point, it’s wild speculation.
I also have thoughts of New England to visit Jen and Ned. And South to visit Michael. I’ve done the math, if I do all that I want to this summer, I’ll have hit 46 of the lower 48 (Nebraska and Wyoming would be missing). So it’s possible that I’ll even ride out to Nebraska and Wyoming before all is said and done (though I’m doubting this last part).
Because of this, Scoot 66 has taking on a whole new perspective. It started with just Route 66, but has turned into what could possibly be a tour of the entire country.
But for now, let’s just make it through Albuquerque.