THE TRIP



On August 1, 2005 I left my home in Sunset Beach, California for two months to ride my Harley Davidson across America. Below is my journal with the places I went and the people I met in my quest for an adventure.


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Introduction
August 1, 2005 - Sunset Beach to San Francisco. "The joys of Highway 1"
August 2, 2005 - Touring around San Francisco "The faces of the city"
August 3, 2005 - San Francisco to Fort Bragg, CA. "Meeting deadlines"
August 4, 2005 - Fort Bragg to Crescent City, CA. "Hearing the ocean"
August 5, 2005 - Crescent City to Salem, Oregon. "Enjoying my freedom"
August 6, 2005 - Salem to Bend, Oregon. "Charlotte King and her mysterious gift"
August 7, 2005 - Bend to Ontario, Oregon. "Growth of cities"
August 8, 2005 - Ontario to Boise, Idaho. "The crash"
August 9, 2005 - Boise, Idaho. "A normal relationship"
August 10, 2005 - Boise to Boseman, Montana. "Dugout Dick"
August 11, 2005 - Boseman, Montana to Sheridan, Wyoming. "New way, old results"
August 12, 2005 - Sheridan to Sturgis, South Dakota. "Sturgis Motorcycle Rally"
August 13, 2005 - Sturgis to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. "Wall Drug and captive audience"
August 14, 2005 - Sioux Falls to Des Moines, Iowa. "Thomas Currier, traveling man of God"
August 15, 2005 - Des Moines, Iowa to Champaign, Illinois. "The truckstop dentist"
August 16, 2005 - Champaign to Cincinnati, Ohio. "Interstate vs. highway"
August 17, 2005 - Cincinnati to Akron, Ohio. "Sabina, Ohio's hero"
August 18-19, 2005 - Akron to Buffalo, New York. "Seeing old friends"
August 20, 2005 - Buffalo to Watertown, NY. "The road less traveled"
August 21, 2005 - Watertown to Burlington, Vermont. "My church"
August 22, 2005 - Burlington to Portland, Maine. "The beauty of New England"
August 23, 2005 - Portland to Boston.  "A different view"
August 24, 2005 - Boston to Milford, Connecticut. "Bigger and better?"
August 25-28, 2005 - Milford to New York City. "The greatest city in the world"
August 29, 2005 - New York City to Atlantic City, New Jersey. "Hard miles."
August 30, 2005 - Atlantic City to Washington D.C.. "Open government"
August 31, 2005 - Washington D.C. "One man's protest"
September 1, 2005 - Washington D.C. to Winchester, Virginia. "Hometown forgives former resident"
September 2, 2005 - Winchester to Charleston, West Virginia. "A bad decision"
September 3, 2005 - Charleston to Lexington, Kentucky. "A good road, a bad body"
September 4, 2005 - Lexington, Kentucky. "Enjoying the Bluegrass State"
September 5, 2005 - Lexington to Charleston, West Virginia. "A roadside attraction"
September 6, 2005 - No blog, traveling back to Washington D.C.
September 7, 2005 - No blog, traveling back to Washington D.C.
September 8, 2005 - The Flight back to Southern California. "A tribute to Crazy George"
September 13, 2005
- Washington D.C. to Raleigh, North Carolina. "Riding away my worries"
September 14, 2005
- Raleigh to Columbia, South Carolina. "Out running the rain and the law"
September 15, 2005 - Columbia to St. Simons Island, Georgia. "Visiting with two old friends."
September 16, 2005 - St. Simons Island. "Paradise remains."
September 17, 2005 - St. Simons Island to Poinciana, Florida. "A town's growing pains."
September 18, 2005 - Orlando, Florida "Stuck in the morass."
September 19, 2005 - Orlando to St. Augustine, Florida "The castle of peace."
September 20, 2005 - St. Augustine to Valdosta, Georgia "The feast must end."
September 21, 2005 - Valdosta to Columbus, Georgia "Surrendering."
September 22, 2005 - Columbus, Georgia "Libertad's respite"
September 23, 2005 - Columbus, Georgia to Huntsville, Alabama "Tourist trap snares me."
September 24, 2005 - Huntsville to Birmingham, Alabama "Joe Minter, a real idol."
September 25, 2005 - Birmingham, Alabama "A caged animal."
September 26, 2005 - Birmingham to Philadelphia, Mississippi "A town sheds its past"
September 27, 2005 - Philadelphia to Clarksdale, Mississippi "The blues take a day off."
September 28, 2005 - Clarksdale "Music to my ears."
September 29, 2005 - Clarksdale to Little Rock, Arkansas "A man named Pudding makes a sweet living."
September 30, 2005 - Little Rock to Tulsa, Oklahoma "No good choice for this long haul."

October 1, 2005 - Tulsa, Oklahoma "Exhilaration over the thunder."
October 2, 2005 - Tulsa to Woodward, Oklahoma "Brushes with nature and religion."
October 3, 2005 - Woodward to Walsenburg, Colorado "Something in the wind."
October 4, 2005  - Walsenburg to Durango, Colorado "A rainy day at the Movie Manor Motel."
October 5, 2005 - Durango to Page, Arizona "A cold reality."
October 6, 2005 - Page to Salt Lake City, Utah "One World Cafe."
October 7, 2005 - Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, Nevada "From beauty to beast."
October 8, 2005 - Las Vegas to Sunset Beach, California "A detour through history before coming home."