Home Sweet Home

Costa Mesa, Ca.
March 19, 2013

I’m home!

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When I woke up yesterday morning in Bridgeport, it was 20 degrees Fahrenheit.  My bike and sidecar were covered with frost.

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I left the motel around 9 am and headed South on Highway 395.  As I descended to lower elevations, it warmed up nicely.  I took my time, enjoying the beautiful views of the High Sierra and stopping in the little towns along the way.  Here are some more photos of the Sierra mountain range.

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Mono Lake and Mono Basin
Mono Lake and Mono Basin

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I arrived in Costa Mesa at 7 pm.  It is so great to be home.

My daughter, Lisa, who manages my website, will interview me about the trip, and I will post that interview later today or tomorrow.  After I clean up the bike and sidecar, I will present the sidecar to Ollie and give him his inaugural ride.  That precious moment will be shared with all of you.

Thanks for following my journey, and thank God for the safe and fun trip.

Bill

p.s. This is his daughter Lisa sneaking in….It’s his birthday today- Happy Birthday!!


Comments

15 thoughts on “Home Sweet Home

  1. So glad you are home safe and we all had a wonderful trip with you with those great pictures and your words about everything along the way. Can not wait to see Ollies face when he sees that side car. Thanks to you we have probably seen more of California than we ever will on our own. Welcome home Bill

  2. So glad you are home safe and we all had a wonderful trip with you with those great pictures and your words about everything along the way. Can not wait to see Ollies face when he sees that side car. Thanks to you we have probably seen more of California than we ever will on our own. Welcome home Bill Happy Birthday

  3. Welcome Home Bill and Happy Birthday!! I am anxious to see and hear Ollies response too! After following your trip I think I would like to visit the towns you just traveled through. I think there might be a trip in my future!

  4. Glad to see you made it back home! I’ve loved reading your updates and seeing pictures of all your stops along the way! Cannot wait to hear and see pictures of Ollie’s first ride, he is going to LOVE it!!! Happy Birthday Bill!! : )

  5. Hi! So glad you are home safely…. and just in time to celebrate your BIRTHDAY with your family….Hope Sharon is recovering from her broken ankle…. also glad you are home to help care for her, I am sure just having you home will help!
    Blessings,
    Debra 🙂

  6. Sidecar on motorcycle for Ollie, adventure ride through Washington, Oregon, and California, then arriving home for birthday celebrations–life is good. Happy Ollie-Day!

    Rockman

  7. Loved your travels. You are lucky to have so many friends who recommend all these wonderfull places to stay and dine!! The pictures were so interesting, and you are always learning new things, thanks for sharing with us. Happy Birthday! I’m your WY climbing partner, Sara’s, mom and have followed your climbing adventures for years. What a gift for Ollie.

  8. Wellcome home
    What a wonderful trip we all had. Thanks for taking us along with you. Jerry especially loved the Irish day parade. You know those Irish, always ready for a celebration.
    We wish you a wonderful birthday. Would love to see Ollie’s face when he sees the side car.

    Jerry and Linda

  9. Dear Bill,
    Hooray – you made your wonderful trip home – safe and sound! We all enjoyed riding along with you on your trip – it was fun for us, too. We had a great time sharing your photos – how exciting – it was like being right by your side. Another goal accomplished – CONGRATS!!!
    Can’t wait to see Ollie’s face with excitement!!
    Happy Birthday, dear Bill – wishing you many more birthdays to come.
    Looking forward to seeing you in October in Burbank, God bless you and yours,.
    AGAIN, WELCOME BACK HOME –
    With much love, respect and admiration
    Your fan,
    Darlene

  10. Happy Birthday, Bill. It’s been great to follow your adventure with getting the sidecar for Ollie. You are a great photo journalist.

    I hope we can Skype with you in early May about Everest for my reading class. When do you leave for Europe? School is over May 17 for us this year. I’m actually leaving for Zambia, Africa, on May 18 for three weeks to see my missionary son and to do some mission work there, too. What an amazing world we live in.

    Thanks for sharing your world with us,
    Barbara

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