It's been a tough couple of days.
The motivation for this long ride on the Alaskan Highway is to fulfill a promise made by a young runt... too long ago.
While the details will remain private... just know that it's not the pursuit of joy, but simply a hope to find some peace...
The difficulty of the trip is compounded by great faults in a mans character.
How can a man, who can so easily, and clearly, see the mistakes made by others, and their solutions; fail so miserably at recognizing even greater failures in his own life?
It's confounding... and wearying... even for a grumpy, stubborn Ol' fool like me.
I have Treasured friends... a wonderful Daughter and son in law... a Grandaughter that is a joy... and a wife I'm unworthy of...
So... I sit in my tent... alone... typing on this lil' Acer mini laptop... as the sky darkens into the evening. My supper is cooked and ate... gear stowed for the night...
... and I lean back in my Hippie chair... carving the words of a post... which will get uploaded when I run across some WiFi... or enough signal for my air card.
I rolled 428 miles yesterday, after leaving Fort Collins so late... got up early and could only manage 250 miles today in the same time... between road construction and Buffalo Jams... I chose the wrong route to make any time...
... but giving me no shortage of time to chew over the years... the miles... and the heartaches... missing the family and friends behind me... waiting to share my future at home... and the friends gone forever... but missed no less... and wondering, "What is it I'm looking for? How will I recognize it if it comes along?"
... so... in the morning I'll pack my Beaver Creek camp and depart this spot north of West Yellowstone... rolling North, seeking sunny slopes... Greater Understanding...
and the Mythical "Healing Power of the Open Road
Wandering the Great and Glorious West
***posted from a rest area along the river North of West Yellowstone***
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