Early tomorrow morning, I'm driving to Seattle. I haven't driven across the country since 1977. Why am I doing this? My wife, Cindy just took a wonderful job in Seattle. She's the founding director of a new Masters program in Urban Learning. As our daughter and granddaughter live there, it's a terrific move for our family. We'll eventually return to New Hampshire. We rented a small, lovely "green" apartment in Belltown. I'll be going back and forth until October.
Cindy wants her car, I'd like to have one of my two bicycles in Seattle, and I'd like to have my guitar there as well. I have some open space in my schedule and I have to be in San Francisco for a Commonwealth Club event later in the month. So I figured that I would drive to Seattle. I mean, why the heck not?
I plan to drive 8 hours a day, do some work for a few hours, and take a daily two hour bicycle ride. I am, thrilled to explore the country this way. And I'll be visiting a few friends and college campuses on route.
I'll be writing daily posts about the trip, mainly reporting on the bicycling. Tomorrow my goal is to ride for a few hours on the Erie Canal bike path.
I can't think of a better way too celebrate turning 64.