thanks Erik for the welcome home. This trip proved to me I belong on the road. Soloing was the best thing for me even though it was not easy to keep my head clear but I did. I managed to ride across country despite many times wondering how the hell I was going to make it through the next day. I love riding..this will keep me sane through the rest of the of the separation. I have no idea when all this other crap will end but I know when it does I can only look forward.