Well, no bike ride for me today. I woke up early, ran this errand and that packed up the last of my things, shoved the bitter and suspicious cats in their cages, and for my last trick, strapped the Surly on the back of my tiny clown car and was finally off to Baltimore. I picked up S. from her place and we drove and drove and drove, one cat being all sweet and quiet, the other singing her songs, soothed only by early 90s rap and emo pop. We meant to stop in Birmingham, but why not keep driving? We pulled in to the pet-friendly La Quinta Inn and I locked my bike to a sign while unloading the cats. But I can’t leave my bike outside like that, not alone in a strange town. So here we all are, on our way to new rides, and with sweet new reflectors on my seat and pedals to boot.
Glad you have the relief of just getting on the road and that S. is with you. One ” bitter cat” made me laugh! Hope the motels bring you stories to tell.
Sounds like a pretty good day! Cats still in carriers, friend still a friend, bike is safe and you are closer to the destination then you had planned. Winners!
Todd and I didn’t get to say goodbye! We’ll miss you, but we’ll enjoy seeing your blog in Baltimore. Good luck! and BIG HUGS!!
You are on your way to a new life experience. New streets to explore, a different life style to get used to, and, perhaps, students with a whole new set of questions. Be safe.