Long time lurker here on ADV but never considered any of my rides "Epic". COVID has given me some time to think about a lot of stuff. I decided to write up my trip from 2017. I really wanted to get it written before I forgot it all. I also wanted to prime the pump to get me writing about riding in preparation for a South America trip this fall. Hang with me (or click on) - I haven't written anything in a while. Here we go... In 2017, my fighter squadron was tasked for a Theater Security Package (TSP) to Europe – Holland and Bulgaria specifically. I looked at this as a great opportunity to try to get a motorcycle-through-Europe trip. I did some research on the legality of taking leave while enroute and on a deployment then talked to the boss about my plan. He approved and the planning was underway.