I'm always up for an adventure, especially when it involves a motorcycle trip. In Jan of 2009, I did an overnighter to Key West that was a lot of fun. I ran down there, camped on the side of the road and came back the next day. I took a few pictures and wrote about it here: In May of 2009, I rode from Florida to Hot Springs, AR, to Manassas, VA, then to Deal's Gap, NC and finally back to Tampa. I spent a weekend camping and acting silly with a bunch of other riders in Tennessee during the trip. The trip took 10 days and I covered a little over 4,000 miles. If one is so inclined, they can read about that trip here: So far this year, I have had a lot going on and haven't been able to get away on my bike. I went back to school full-time to pursue a degree in nursing. I also got divorced. Between everything I have had going on, I haven't been able to get away and now I am starting to get that familiar itch. Dawn and I went up to North Carolina to the Eastern Rendezvous last month, and while we had a wonderful time, trailering a bike somewhere and riding it once you get there is not even close to being the same as just taking off somewhere. I am taking a couple of classes over the summer that will be over in the 3rd week of July. Once those classes are over, I have decided I am going to take off for a few weeks on an adventure that will make the last couple look like nothing! The purpose of this thread is to document my adventure, including the planning, the preparation and the actual trip. I hope people enjoy reading about it as much as I am going to enjoy doing it.