As I indicated earlier in a post, my brother has improved and doesn't seem to be in imminent danger, so I have started on my trip. Right now, I'm in Wooster, Ohio at my motel. Last night I spent the night in Morgantown, WV.
I left home around 12 noon yesterday because the weather people indicated rain earlier. That, naturally, didn't happen, so I left. Alas, the rain came about the time I was approaching Frederick, on I-270. Much of the rest of the trip yesterday was in the rain, yech! While I did have rain gear, the only piece that I could put on in time was my rain jacket, which helped a lot, but my gloves, pants and boots kinda got wet by the end of the day. Walking around was kinda like sqwish, sqwish.
But I made it to Morgantown at a reasonable hour and found a place to stay. I set my alarm to wake me at 8:30, planning to leave for Wooster around 10. When I woke up, it was 9:30. Apparently my new alarm clock is so soft that I didn't hear it when it went off. Bummer. So I would up leaving around check-out time which was 11 am. Today, though, the weather was beautiful. Temps in the high 70's with bright sunny day and light fluffy clouds overhead. I asked my GPS unit, Karin (named after the voice I use) to send me the most direct way, which she did. Takes a bit longer than just going the Interstates, but got to see some interesting scenery and go through some towns instead of simply going around them. Had lunch at a place called Pig Fathers, which is a BBQ place in Washington, PA. Not too bad. I had a special openfaced pork sandwich and some BBQ beans. Tasty.
After lunch, we proceeded north and west, some on interstates and some on local roads. Got to see several Amish buggys on the road as I approached Wooster. There is a fairly large Amish community near here. All in all, a good day. Tomorrow, I go off to the race track in Lexington, about 40 miles away (hey, I decided to go late. That was as close as I could find a room) for the first day of the Vintage Motorcycle Days. I expect to meet Ted Simon there. Ted is an Englishman who has made two round-the-world trips by motorcycle. The first one was around 1973 and lasted 4 years. The second was about 30 years later. It will be interesting to see what he has to say. He was, in part, the inspiration for Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman's trip The Long Way Round which chronicled their trip from London to New York City, via Mongolia and Siberia. But those guys had support vehicles and camera crews. Ted didn't.
Anyway, should be interesting.
Bye for now.