Friday, December 7, 2007

I'm Worse Than the Kids

Motorcycle on Cozumel - Taken last time we were in Mexico.

My husband and I have agreed that this is a motorcycle Christmas. He spent a bunch of time on-line, and researching stuff and now boxes keep showing up at the house from various motorcycle shops. I know they are either Christmas presents or birthday presents for me, and I know they are motorcycle related. And I want to open them NOW! It is too icy and nasty outside to ride, so I'm trying to keep from going insane anyhow, but to know there are goodies waiting for me is almost more than I can stand! So far I haven't shaken any boxes, but it's hard to stay away.

Getting through the off-season is a challenge anyway. A lot of people in Alaska snow machine during the winter, but there isn't any place really close, snow machines are expensive, and we don't have a trailer or a truck to pull a trailer with. Besides, this year there is so little snow there aren't many places to ride even if you are properly equipped. The best I can do is watch "The Long Way Around" again, and hope to get "The Long Way Down" for Christmas. I've already read most of the motorcycle books out there, but I'm thinking this winter may be a good time to start planning some details for a trip to Mexico and beyond. We've talked about it for a while, and although I doubt we can make that kind of a trip in 2008, you never know. Besides, if I start the planning we'll have an easier time when it is time to go.

So, I think starting soon, I'll be sharing my ideas on how we might make the big trip. I'm pretty sure already that we'd fly the bikes to Seattle again. It is relatively inexpensive and cuts about four or five days off the travel time. We'd probably want to stop in at my husband's brother's house in Southern California to do the final prep's before crossing the border. Once we hit the Mexico line, however, I really don't know what we'd do. I like traveling without a firm destination in mind, but I think it would be wise to at least have a rough plan. So, wish me luck and hopefully I'll be sharing some interesting finds soon.

1 comment:

KCDakar said...

HAHAHAHA And you thought it was hot in Kansas!!!

Christmas is always fun when you know you are getting bike toys!!