HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY and thank you
Your excellent ride report and pictures leave all of us wanting more and more. You have done what we all wish to do but are not courageous enough to do!
I have been a traveling salesman for most of my adult life and know the loneliness you face from time to time. In my busiest time I spent around 250 nights per year on the road. Fortunately I have a VERY understanding wife who kept everything together at home. You will, in future years, learn that these travel times allowed you to "know" yourself so much better than the average person. And you will be glad you took the time for this journey.