Yep, it's true, I'm now back in the land of Reeses Pieces. Just landed at O'Hare, and sat at the piano bar drinking a beer - in my defence my body clock is still on English time and so it feels like 7.15pm...definitely beer o'clock in my book Immigration just about let me in- as always they look at me as if I'm a master of disguise because they have a dodgy "Tiffany Coates" on their red flag system, her real name is Cheryl but she uses Tiffany Coates as an alias. She's about the same weight as me, but as she's 6 inches shorter, I guess she's a bit more rotund than I am, she is also a different age group AND a different race, but they always call me into the office for the full interview to work out if I am her or not well, that would be funny, but the reality is that I'm in immigration for ages each time. I'm going to be mainly in the West over the next three months- Chicago still have to confirm- hello Carey at Autobarn??! I'll be fitting in visits to my Secret Santas. Things that are definitely happening... I collect Thelma from Phoenix Overland Expo in Flagstaff 18-20th May GS Giants Event in Utah - 25th May Happy Trail in Boise Idaho - 7th June Seattle- Alt rider guys I think but not sure of a date Tynda MotoMan - Oregon (near Eugene) 24th June Pack and Paddle Lafayette, Louisiana with the Cajun Dirt Riders club - 12th July BMW MOA Rally - Sedalia, Missouri - 17th 23rd July and home out of New York 30th July I'm really looking forward to seeing more of America, hopefully without all the dangerous stuff this time. so am I signing off from this Ride Report?? I guess in a funny way I am, one last picture, it's one of my favourites- as it's the one that my Dad commented "Good grief Tiffany, that bike is almost as tall as you are - how the hell did you ride it all the way to China!" all because the mirror on the right is at the same height as the top of my head! I hope to catch up with some of you over the following weeks- do say hello - I'm sure there can't be all that many women riding British registered BMWs across America. Thank you for following this RR.