"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and ... Click to read the rest
And so it begins :)
Some of you reading this may have heard me mumbling about some motorcycle trip or what ever.
Its getting closer to reality!
In December, 2011 I found a great deal, a 2003 Kawasaki KLR-650, on sale for around $3500. It wa ... Click to read the rest
I'll probably edit this later, but I just wanted to get some of what's been going on posted so I don't forget!
(had to go read the other post, gee, I've not been keeping up at all!)
Ok, so I have the bike! What I ended up doing was drive the Po ... Click to read the rest
Wow, its been too long since I posted anything, so here's a quick Overview of the last couple of months.
My job has been taking up lots of my time! On the plus side, at least I am making some money, which of course has gone into buying lots of stu ... Click to read the rest
I'm Lazy... and Busy!
Rather than riding all over town to find stuff I need, I usually just go on Ebay and buy stuff. That way I can do my research and ordering when I have time, usually about 2am!
There is good and bad points though. Most stuf ... Click to read the rest
I am practicing today! Even though I'm planning this big epic round the world trip by motorcycle, I have a bad habit of staying inside too much. I live on the top floor of an apartment building, and have this little deck right out side of my "office" ... Click to read the rest
Lets see if I can make sense of this post...
I'm getting ready to take off on this epic road trip, and I keep buying stuff, but it all has to fit on the motorcycle. If it doesn't fit, it doesn't go. If the bike is too heavy to move... I don't go! ... Click to read the rest
I really hate to cook. So, with all the planning, and cool stuff, like making a sleeping bag, and buying ammo cans, and what ever other distractions I can come up with, thinking about food isn't really high on my list of priorities. Which is weird, b ... Click to read the rest
I really need to just unplug for a while. Maybe forever.
I will be out in the bush, but I don't want to go back to the stone ages! I like my toys, but I feel like I need some time to decompress.
I will be taking digital pictures, so will need ... Click to read the rest
As the title says, I Love Metal Working ;)
One problem I find in my life is that there are too many things I like to do. It makes it very difficult for me to settle down and do just one job.
I keep looking at the calendar on my wall, and freaking o ... Click to read the rest
Since people will read this, I won't write most of the bad words I want to write here... maybe someday I'll publish my actual memoirs... or not!
At any rate, here it is, the 20th of August, 2012, and I'm STILL not on the road yet.
Part ... Click to read the rest
So, yeah, its been about 6 or 7 weeks since my last post.
Its going to be great to hit the road, get into my own groove, and maybe I'll have time to write!
In the last couple of months, wow, lots has happened.
I went on a trial camping trip. ... Click to read the rest
A Journey of 1000 miles....
won't even start if I don't get out of the yard soon!
Wow, who ever knew this would be so difficult. Grrrr. I am so far off in my estimates of how much gear I could carry, it just hurts to think of it.
Until about ... Click to read the rest
August 23, 2012
Leaving the farm at Ryley, Alberta.
First Tank of gas on the Round The World Trip! - Left home at about 2:30pm
Motorcycle Odometer: 10184.3 KM
Well, lets see, it seems like starting at the beginning is so... linear!
If you've read ... Click to read the rest
August 25, 2012
The next morning I got rolling, somewhere around 10 to 11am again. Never been an early riser! Made it to Fort St. John, BC in good time, then was onto the Alaska Highway. The actual Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway is in Dawson Creek, ... Click to read the rest
August 26 - August 29
I'm just going to roll these days together.
I gassed up at places like Toad River, Contact Creek Lodge, Teslin, Whitehorse, Carmacks, and Dawson City, all in the Yukon.
I camped near Whitehorse, and at Moose Creek, before g ... Click to read the rest
August 29 - September 2
Demptser Highway, from Dawson City, YT to Inuvik, NWT
Round trip around 1500 km / ~ 1000 miles of gravel "highway"
I started off August 29 at Moose Creek campsite.
It had rained on me most of the day before, but by the time ... Click to read the rest
September 2 - 8, 2012 - Alaska
Ok, let me first say that I'm writing this a couple WEEKS after it happened. Wow, that seems like a lifetime ago.
Just a bit of back tracking, I don't think I really covered this on the earlier Dempster Highway post. ... Click to read the rest
Ok, this is the quick update post, and I'm planning to write a longer post later today, so hang in there ok?
I'm currently at a RV Park, in Alaska, that has Laundry, Showers, and Internet. Guess what 3 things I have not had since I left home?? Yea ... Click to read the rest
Ok, I know I promised a better blog post, but sometimes things change, right?
After I did the last post, I got that much needed shower, then I set up camp for the night, just in case the forming black clouds turned into rain.
Then about an hou ... Click to read the rest
September 8 - 12, 2012
Yukon again, going south this time.
About another hour on the road, and I was more than ready for a campsite. By now I was getting pretty cold, fumbly, and just not having a fun evening. I pul ... Click to read the rest
September 12 - 16, 2012
I again appologize, some of these are not in order. Hopefully soon I'll have time to go fix that!
So, when I last posted, I was leaving Whitehorse, Yukon, I had replaced the worn out chain and sprockets, and I was on my way ... Click to read the rest
So, ok, this will be a special edition post!
I wanted to get this written before I forgot the details, and no sense not posting it now that I wrote it! Don't worry, I'll be posting the Top of the World Highway, and Alaska posts soon. Stay Tuned, a ... Click to read the rest
September 20 - October 10, 2012
Ok, I did an outline for this post a few weeks ago, then didn't have time to post it till now (about a month after it happened!) So I'll just post it as is, sorry about the lack of grammar! And some day I'll post so ... Click to read the rest
Belize Blog Enteries (the first 10 days in country... posted the first time I had access to wifi!)
9 Oct 2012
Dad and I drove around today, the day before we fly to Belize, and did some last minute errands.
I bought supplies at Walmart ... Click to read the rest
Day 11 - 20th
Ok, this will be quick, I'm located at Paradise Resort, (http://www.belize123.com/) at Placencia, Belize. More on that later, but I need to get this posted and then I'll write more. Stay tuned!
Had a fish taco, and some ic ... Click to read the rest
Belize Blog Entries
Day 18 - 27th
5:49 PM 27-Oct-2012
We don't work on Saturday (the organization is run by Seventh Day Adventists, so they keep Saturday as the Sabbath, vs. Sunday) So we went out on a drive in the afternoon, I got to ... Click to read the rest
Here's some pictures from the first few weeks in Belize.
Some are taken on the King's Childrens' Home property, some are on the Hummbingbird Highway, and some are from down at Placencia.
Belize is a beautiful country to explore and take pictu ... Click to read the rest
Day 23 - 1st Thursday
7:24 PM 01-Nov-2012
Dan and I poured another post today (the 3rd concrete post so far), and the last footing for the line of posts we're working on. We decided that if we worked hard in the morning we'd take the afternoon of ... Click to read the rest
Day 29 - 7th Wednesday
Chuck and Carol took Dad into the airport today, he's going home today. We did some money laundering... er... money changing before he left. No sense him taking Belize money back to the US, when I can spend it here.
After ... Click to read the rest
Day 36 - 14th Wednesday
Had a weird thought today. Wonder what I'll do when I leave here?
See, I always leave things eventually. And often my plans don't work out like I thought, so sometimes I don't make a lot of plans. Like, when I loaded up m ... Click to read the rest
Here's some more pictures from the first few weeks in Belize.
These pictures are all taken on the King's Childrens' Home property, where I've been working to help build a new home for the kids.
Its a beautiful place to be! Lot of work though.. ... Click to read the rest
Day 39 - 17th Saturday
Church is full today.
We heard from Stanley that he got our welding gas and also the hose we need, so should be ready to roll when the steel gets here. Am hoping to do some practice welding tomorrow to be up to speed. There ... Click to read the rest
Day 46 - 24 Saturday
(Continued this from the earlier blog post, since I wrote it early afternoon)
Decided I needed a break today, away from everything and everyone, so I skipped church, and spent the morning writing some website code. Then I cau ... Click to read the rest
Day 58 - December 6th - Thursday (Continued...)
I took a break from work and stuff today, went into town, and just got away for a while. I also got my visa renewed, for the second time now. A visa in Belize is good for 30 days, and it costs $50 (B ... Click to read the rest
Day 74 - December 22nd - Saturday
Yay, I'm finally back on the internet. Think its been a couple weeks...
Gary and I drove into town, and here we are at the Yim Saan restaurant. Life is good!
Ok I'm back again, this is a ... Click to read the rest