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

Ole Miss (BBBC-2017-01)

IMG_0014This is the first post in the Brave, Bold Blogger Challenge 2017. Yep, day one of a 28-day challenge and I’m less than two hours from missing the deadline!

Before I dive into post #1, I have to say I’m excited to see Mark, Rachael, Richard, and Steve returning from last year. And, check this out, three new blogger participants. Lynne of CurvyRoads, who many of you already know, Highway Lass (name as yet unknown to me), and Ginamarie from Two Wheels Two Feet.

I’m excited to see y’all joining in. Truly. I believe it will help keep me on track and, more important, it’s always fun learning more about you fine folks and meeting more like-minded people, too!

The topic of this first post was an easy one for me. Much easier than coming up with 27 other prompts that made at least some sort of sense.

This is a big year for me. In a few days, I will have been on this Earth for half a century. Gulp. I can’t bring myself to say that “F” word just yet. Yes, age is just a number. No, I’m not worried about the appearance of wrinkles, gray hair, and such. And I truly believe that getting old is better than the alternative. It’s just a hard word for me to use to describe myself.

Anyway. I figured I would celebrate by taking off on a solo adventure. Not in February, though. I’d like it to be a bit warmer so I can enjoy some beach time. I need to shed some pounds, too. My riding pants are WAY too tight. Even the larger pair I bought late last year. That’s another story.

It’s going to be one of those rides where I kinda-sorta have a destination in mind, but no real timetable. There are actually three states I haven’t been to in the contiguous US: Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Of those three, the one I most hope to visit is Mississippi because it seems to have the prettiest beaches. It’s between the other two states, too, so Louisiana and Alabama would be hard to miss.

I’ll take my time getting there, stay as long as I want, or not stay if that’s what I feel like. I just want to be free for a week or two. Since I have survived into old age, I feel like I have earned it. LOL.

I don’t know when I am going, and I may not know exactly where, but I do know I’ll be going to Mississippi this year. I’m looking forward to seeing where everyone else is headed, too. So, ta-ta for now (TTFN).


  1. February 2, 2017    

    ” I can’t bring myself to say that ‘F’ word just yet.”…

    That’s the F-word you can’t bring yourself to say?… 😀 😀 😀 😉

    • February 2, 2017    

      Laugh now, jocko. Wait til that F word applies to you. 😇

      • February 2, 2017    

        2016 was f- f- f- forty for me… It’s had its ups and downs, but–overall–it’s been good, a year of great experiences and humbling experiences (and I think I’m a better human because of it all).

        Here’s to another fifty for ya, T-Mama, fifty more of keeping your two wheels to the ground. 😉

        • February 2, 2017    

          You said the F word twice in that comment!?! Meanie. LOL.

          Forty didn’t bother me for some reason. This other milestone? Ugh.

          I wouldn’t want to go backwards. All the experiences, good and bad, all add up to growth. And that’s a good thing I think.

    • February 3, 2017    

      This made ME laugh 😀

  2. February 2, 2017    

    Thanks for welcoming me on board!

  3. Heather R's Gravatar Heather R
    February 2, 2017    

    When it happens (what day does it happen?), you will be the youngest and most full of life F-word year old I know Kathy! 😊👍🏻

    • February 2, 2017    

      Aw, thanks. It happens on Monday.

  4. February 2, 2017    

    I’m afraid that F-word is now in the distant past… Are those the only three states you haven’t visited? My last one is Missouri. Always went around it for some reason…

    • February 2, 2017    

      Richard, those are the only three states on the mainland I haven’t been to. After that, I’ll just need to hit Hawaii. I can’t ride to Hawaii, though. 😉

  5. February 3, 2017    

    “I’ll take my time getting there, stay as long as I want, or not stay if that’s what I feel like. I just want to be free for a week or two.”

    That sounds perfect. A sense of freedom is the greatest gift you could give yourself at any age 🙂

    • February 4, 2017    


  6. February 3, 2017    

    Yay, because some of us are already well past the F word, but mostly because you really should travel through North Georgia on your way to Mississippi! I hear the roads are fabulous AND some fun motorcycles people live there! 🤓

    • February 4, 2017    

      That’s the plan. As the time nears, I’ll let you know. Probably mid to late May.

      • February 4, 2017    

        Awesome, please do!

  7. February 4, 2017    

    PS: is there any way your blog can notify commenters that there has been a reply? Since I use free WP they give me that option and I don’t have to figure out how, but it has spoiled me! 🤓

    • February 5, 2017    

      I’ll look into it!

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