Here we are about 4 years after my wife told me she would never be caught on a motorcycle let alone drive one. You can read the story of how I got her to join me in this fabulous travel mode in our first trip report here. My Wife’s First Motorcycle Trip and her "Biker Stories from the Road" http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828217 Since then we have taken numerous smaller excursions in our local area and 2 other long trips. Trip II was with freinds to the Canadian west cost. The report is here My Wife's' 2012 "Biker Stories from the Road" http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839391 Our third trip was to the ultra fabulous Utah down the Parks highway 89. An area that should be on everyone's bucket list.That report is here. My wife's Biker Stories from the Road III (Highway 89 Revisited) http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=929790 You will note that all of our trips have had 2 common denominators. 1. They were all in the early fall late summer 2. They were all to the sunny and dry west. This year we are changing it up a bit. The trip will be in the mid summer and to the busy hot humid east. Living about smack dab in the middle of the continent means no matter what direction you turn there are a lot of miles you can go and a lot of things to see. The plan is to head south via hwy 17 along the north shore of Superior to the Ottawa area then into Quebec, Vermont, New York, back into Ontario to visit friends and then follow the west shore of Lake Huron and south shore of Lake Superior back home, circumnavigating 3 of the Great Lakes. We leave on Saturday July 19 and have just over 2 weeks to compete the journey. We will try to update this report daily but as we will be camping in a few areas access to wifi may be a limiting factor. I have spent the last couple of days getting our bikes together. I ride a 2010 BMW F800GS, and she is on a 2010 BMW F650GS. Both of these bikes have proven to be worthy long distance travellers with the advantage of being quite capable of taking a gravel road to visit something.