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30
Oct

More Southern History & Hospitality-Part 1

St. Francisville, Louisiana October 29, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: I had two great days of paddling down the River after I departed from Natchez. Soon after I left Natchez, I departed Mississippi. The rest of my journey will be in Louisiana. On the afternoon of October 28, I set up camp on a sandbar […]


06
Sep

End of Summer Report

Costa Mesa, Ca. September 6, 2018 Dear Family & Friends: I hope you all had a great summer. It’s hard to believe we are closing in on the fourth quarter of 2018. Where did the year go? I previously reported on the cancellation of my 3,217 mile summer motorcycle tour with Ollie, in which we […]


17
Aug

Motorcycle Trip Update

August 17, 2018 Costa Mesa, Ca. Dear Family & Friends: I have cancelled my summer motorcycle trip with Ollie because of the fires and smoke in the Southwest. Please pray for the families and firefighters as they battle these fires. Bill


31
Jul

Papa & Ollie’s Grand Summer Motorcycle Tour

Costa Mesa, Ca. August 1, 2018 Dear Family & Friends: My best friend, Ollie, has turned 18. In September of 2012, I added a side car to my 1998 Harley Davidson Road King Classic motorcycle. My dream was to take Ollie on road trips to visit national parks in our great country. This summer, I […]


08
Oct

Las Vegas to Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa, California October 8, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: I’m home! The ride home began with a rainstorm just outside of  Las Vegas. Don’t tell me that storm was a freak act of nature in the desert. When that didn’t stop me, the clouds parted, and the sun moved in for the kill. I […]


07
Oct

Salt Lake City to– can you guess where I am now?

Las Vegas, Nevada October 7, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: Another great day on the road. I traveled through Utah, a sliver of Arizona and into Nevada. For a good part of the trip I enjoyed tailwinds. The weather held up, but the heat was pretty overbearing, and exceeded 100 degrees at times. I pulled […]


06
Oct

Subject: Billings to Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah October 6, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: Here is my report for the last two days. Billings, Montana  to Butte, Montana (October 4) I didn’t make a lot of forward progress on this ride. I enjoyed clear skies and a bright sun, and I was even able to remove my gloves. […]


04
Oct

Medora to Billings (“Here Comes the Sun”)

Billings, Montana October 4, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: I checked out of the hotel in Medora at 9 am. The temperature was 32 F. My bike refused to start, and I drained the battery trying to get it running. This was a protest over the fact I left the bike out in the open […]


03
Oct

Williston to Medora (losing the battle with the weather)

Medora, North Dakota October 3, 2014 Dear Family & Friends: I know what you are thinking: he’s not even out of North Dakota?? What is it about me that attracts bad weather? Every year on Everest, I have had bad weather. For example, this year, as I was about to step on the summit, a […]


02
Oct

Minot to Williston

Williston, North Dakota October 1, 2014 Today was a tough day on the road. I picked up my bike at the Honda dealer at 9:30 am. There was a light drizzle and the sky was dark and foreboding. I stopped to see Sharon’s Aunt Patsy in Minot. After a short visit, I donned my headphones, fired […]