T minus 4 and counting.

Holy crap, I leave in 4 days! I’m pretty much all set and ready to go, as is evidenced by my sudden return to blogging.

To say that I’ve been “busy” over the past month is like saying that the Pacific is damp or that California has a small budget problem.

In addition to the Microsoft acquisition, which you readers likely knew about, Peter and I also bought a house. So, when I wasn’t doing paperwork for taxes, I was doing paperwork for the acquisition and when I wasn’t doing that, I was doing paperwork for the house. I have perfected my signature and can doodle my initials in my sleep.

I won’t say anything more about the house until July, since that’s when we’re moving in, but I shall leave you with a very important photo from our initial tour of the house:


That there is storage in the garage, people. Bliss.

Speaking of garages, Peter and I are currently in the extremely unnatural situation of having only two bikes in the garage.

The XT is loaned out to a friend for this year’s Sheetiron 300 this weekend; I’m really excited to hear more about that ride and how the XT does. *sound of gears turning in my little brain for 2009*

The DRZ hopped into the truck bed yesterday and was duly tootled away to the Federal Motorcycle Transport distribution center in preparation for its own cross-country trip. Peter will pick it up in Fort Lauderdale in a couple of weeks.


In the meantime, our garage is depressingly empty and I admit to doing a little arm-waving-around kicking dance this morning just because there was the space to do so.

So, with that, trip prep is pretty much over and done with. I’m making some tweaks to my tentative route already as Arizona is having a heat wave and perhaps southern AZ is better saved for another trip when it isn’t 110F already in Phoenix.

Just like with my 2005 trip to Wisconsin, I won’t really be blogging during the trip. I’ll post some photos along the way, but I’ll be writing the “real” trip report upon my return. Here, go re-read the Wisconsin trip report if you’re looking for something to do.

See you in six weeks. šŸ™‚

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