From: Grizz Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 9:16 PM
Subject: Rain, Salmon, Common Acquaintances and Arrogant Victory Riders
Lots of rain ever since leaving Watson Lake. Ended up staying at Bell II Lodge. It rained hard all through the night. All the motorcyclists were in the lodge this morning talking about the rain. .. is it going to let up? … What’s the forecast? The rain let up to a constant drizzle and like a mad stampede we all headed for our bikes. Some heading north, some heading south. Me, I headed south.
|A reprieve from the rain on the Cassiar highway|
|Man made waterfalls to aide salmon spawning|
|Shots of salmon fighting their way upstream|
|A couple of chefs from Mexico traveling north|
|125 days on the road ... so far. The bike is a tad bit loaded :-)|
|A familiar logo ... Alymoto, Mottorad Specialist in the Seattle area|
|Dean, celebrating his 50 years of life. Dream trip by bike from California|
|This guy was more than happy to pull over and give me a happy tail wag.|
|Native dip netting on the Bulkley River at Moricetown|
|Purden Lake outside of Prince George|
|Chasm Provincial Park|
|A reminder of glacial flooding|
|Here's looking at you kid|
That basically finishes my trip. Looksha Lori rode up to join me at Prince George as I made my final push home. Unfortunately, I got ill and it took a day longet to get home than expected. Something like the 24 hour flu, or maybe it was the realization that my expedition north was coming to an end and I was feeling the reality of joining the establishment again. Secondly, it began to rain. It rained hard off and on all the way home form Prince George to my home in Snohomish (outside of Seattle). It was an amazing experience that I will forever remember and THE BEST BIRTHDAY present I have selfishly given myself. 50 years on this planet and I have much left to see and experience. I feel fortunate and have had a felicitous life. Yes, there have been some bumps, bruises and hazards along the way, but that is what makes life an adventure. I once read that one should never confuse a long life with an interesting one. 50 years of living has taught me many things. The most important lessons I have learned is to live your dreams and pursue your passions. Life has a way on sneaking up on you. Before you know it. It's over.
Until one is committed, there is always hesitancy. The moment one commits; providence moves. Courage has power and magic. Events occur that no one dreams would ever come their way. Whatever you dream; Follow through ... DO IT! Those that have been there understand.