I must admit my cruising lifestyle has taken a turn towards new adventures, like trying to live back on the land in Albuquerque,New Mexico with Debbie in a house for approximately 6-months out of the year.
Sounds simple right? Well not exactly as Debbie baby sits 3 of our grand children,2 when they are out of school,and the baby is all day & this all happens in the 3 bdrm home we rent from our son Chris & there is virtually nowhere to sail to. I was soon to realize this would be one of my greatest challenges forcing me once again to reach way down deep inside to try and pull this off.
It was less than a month & my mind was searching frantically for an escape & it came in the form of a 2008 Suzuki Boulevard 800 cc V-twin red Motorcycle.
Debbie understood my situation & was quick to say “Yes” to the purchase & was quick to hop on the back and become a “Biker Babe”, she’s also finding some escape in cruising the back roads of New Mexico.
Now to make things even better our son Daniel was passing through on his BMW bike he had purchased in Pennsylvania & knowing I planned on to visit Washington state later in the summer,he said “hey,dad how about I ride back here in July & we can cruise up there (WA) on our bikes. Now that seemed like a terrific idea to me & Debbie was quick once again to agree even tho she must remain behind to baby sit.
Just a little about the bike: when I purchased it had only 3600 miles on it & the seller was anxious to upgrade to a Harley & let me have the bike for $3,ooo,a truly great deal.
Daniel rode back from San Francisco,arriving on July 16th & we spent 8- days traveling to 11 different states camping along the way,visiting old friends that showed up along the route. By the time I returned to Debbie I had racked up over 5,000 miles & Debbie & I have put on another 2,000 miles together exploring New Mexico.
I will return to Mazatlan,Mexico mid-October,getting back to Sailors Run & prepare her the up-coming adventures at sea.
Your Amigos, Jeff & Debbie