Motorcycle Wanderings, General Travel, and a Weird Mix of Other Stuff

Closing the Loop

My solo adventure ended when I arrived home yesterday (Friday) at about 5:00 p.m. It was loads of fun, and I had no significant mishaps along the way. Yay!

My Meandering Route

Screen Capture of My Meandering Route

If you want to zoom in on the route, you can go to the interactive map. Once there, to see the full route, you may need to click on “ToadMama’s Solo Adventure” at the top of the screen to get to the drop-down menu. Choose “Adjustments” and change the History to ALL. You’ll probably have to zoom out, too.

The adventure did end a bit sooner than originally anticipated, though, thanks to Mother Nature.

Saturday's Weather Forecast

Saturday’s Weather Forecast

I’m not afraid to ride in the rain, but wet roads aren’t nearly as much fun. Neither are “severe” storms. Since my path had led me pretty much to the center of that forecast map, I figured I’d make my way home before that system arrived.

I’m not sorry. Truth be told, my butt was ready for a break. I managed to cover 1,611 miles over the course of the seven days that I was gone. That’s not a lot, compared to Hubby’s recent trek, but I wasn’t on interstate highways. And I stopped a lot, to stretch, take pics, and whatnot.

Now, I just need to figure out the best way to recap my adventure.

Did I mention that it was lots of fun? Even despite the fact that it got pretty hot and I ended most days looking and feeling this…

One Hot ToadMama

One Hot ToadMama

I rode lots of amazing roads.

One of many amazing roads.

One of many amazing roads.

I saw a whole lot of beautiful scenery, too.

Pretty Scenery

Pretty Scenery

And then there was the big stuff I’d planned to see. This next shot is my favorite.

Hamburger-wielding Muffler Man in Kingsport, Tennessee

Hamburger-wielding Muffler Man in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Of course, I stumbled across lots of interestingness along the way. Like this bit of art.

Cow Art

Cow Art

I have lots of pics to go through, and some fun video, too.

Me (accidental capture)

Me (accidental capture)

My friend, Fuzzy,  has coined pics like that as an “is this thing on?” capture. In other words, I was checking to see if the GoPro camera was firing. But I think it’s cool.

I’ll share more later. So stayed tuned for more. If you’re interested. 🙂


  1. June 27, 2015    

    I loved following along on your trip. Your Insta pics have been awesome 🙂 A real bright spot in my day as each new wacky thing popped up.

    I’m glad you had fun and made it home safe and sound. Now… where to next? 😉

    • June 27, 2015    

      Aw, thanks. I’m glad you enjoyed my odd coverage. It really is amazing what you see along the back roads and in the smaller towns when you venture off the interstate.

      Next!?! I have no idea. Maybe something will come to me tomorrow. LOL.

  2. Amy's Gravatar Amy
    June 27, 2015    

    Glad you’re home. I’ll see you in a few days!

    • June 28, 2015    

      We are SO looking forward to seeing you both. 🙂

  3. June 28, 2015    

    Glad you had a great and safe and fun trip!!!

    Love your pics…the weirder the better, but I really don’t understand that cow-egg thing.

    • June 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Lynne, I’m glad you enjoyed the pics. I don’t get the cow-egg thing either. LOL. But it was an awesome place to happen upon.

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