Since it was a cool early Fall morning I woke up before I normally would with a rare feeling of ambition, motivation and imbued with a desire to accomplish great things and make a never to be forgotten mark on this world.
Realizing there was something terribly wrong with me, I went back to bed, slept till nine and woke up feeling normal. I don't know what caused that, maybe something I ate, but whatever it was I don't ever want to feel like that again.
Tomorrow morning I'll be heading for Colorado Springs, and then up into the mountains to Cripple Creek, and from there on to my property for a night or two. I don't know if I'll be able to post to my blog while I'm gone but I will if I can. Nonetheless I will be writing every day and will post it all when I get back.
I've been reading more winter weather forecasts and everyone so far is predicting a colder wetter winter in the South and there's been so many different people predicting this that I'm starting to believe it. And believing it is making me rethink my winter plans.
At this moment I'm thinking of two choices. Choice number one is to leave Denver and go straight to South Carolina for a couple of weeks and then down to South Georgia for a couple of weeks which will basically put me in those areas in the Fall. And after that head back west for the remainder of the winter.
The good side of that plan is I would be in the South during the Fall, which is my favorite time of year. But get out of there before the weather gets to uncomfortable. The downside is it's a long, expensive drive to South Georgia which may be made more expensive by the lack of safe boondocking areas on the way, just to stay for such a short period of time.
Plan B would basically have me following a route similar to what I did last year, probably hitting different towns but basically being in the same area.
The upside of that is I would be warm, dry, safe, and be able to live fairly cheap. With the added benefit of lots of places to ride my motorcycle. The downside is I was there last year and I'm afraid doing the same thing will cause me to get into a rut and the deeper the rut the harder they are to get out of.
Just like most folks I'm drawn to the familiar. Being someplace I've been to before gives me a comfortable, warm fuzzy feeling, but I don't feel like I'm living, I feel like I'm existing. A new place challenges me, it makes me think, it makes me do things I might not ordinarily do, like eating broccoli. But it makes me feel alive.
So at this point I'm not sure what to do, it seems like everyday I lean towards something different. So I will start getting the Arctic Fox ready to go somewhere but right now I just don't know where.