So I've been off the bike for 16 days now, and its cool. We were getting gear up for a road trip to Florida to see our really good friend Jared get married. We had little desire to take an 8 hour road trip, after just having gotten our feet back on the ground financially this summer. We were definitely concerned when we got the invite, that would not be able to make it. But things turned our way and we decided to go for it. I worked an extra job to save up some extra money and off we went.
I remember as a kid that family road trips were always stressful. I wanted to experience a new kind of road trip. One where we got along and enjoyed the ride. I made that one of my goals. From packing and loading the van, to all of the other details, that's what I wanted. It worked out really well too. I have a great wife and kid and they make great traveling partners.