Jun 042016

This coming Monday I will board the dog and head south for the week.  For a way too short bit of time, I get to go home.  I have some minor but important things to tend to at the end of the world so I booked a bus trip down and back as it remains the cheapest way to get there.

I’m not looking forward to 2 plus days sitting in a bus, coming and going, but at least said bus is comfortable and I can go online and do stuff during the trip.  They make enough stops along the way to get something to eat and I can sleep well enough so it won’t be too bad.

I do need to keep an eye on the weather however.  Storm season is open and there is a small one brewing in the Caribbean right now.  It probably won’t be much more than a lot of rain and gusty winds and most likely won’t affect the Keys too much, but I’ll will be riding right through it as I cross Florida Tuesday or Wednesday.

It’ll be so nice to get back to the island, even if it is for but a day or two.  I miss it bad down there.  While I am grateful for the charity bestowed upon me which allows me to live comfortably up here in the hinterlands, I want to go home.  The weather in Pa. has warmed up but not enough.  It cools down too much at night and rains almost constantly.

I must be allergic to something up here as I cough all the time, have watery eyes, and just feel run down.  I have no stamina to do anything.  Some sunshine and seabreeze would do wonders for me right now.

I’m taking my backpack and all my possibles on this trip even though I am booked to return next weekend.  While it’s pretty unlikely, you never know it something really good might happen and I can remain in Key West.  But, good things have been in short supply over the past year so I suspect I will be back in Pa. in a week.  From there I will ride out the year and chill until things get more better and I can start living again.

I’ll drop a post or two this week from the road and maybe the rock when I get there.  Later.

Capt. Fritter

  6 Responses to “A Soggy RoadTrip Coming Up…”

  1. Have a safe trip and stay clear of your old landlord.

  2. Oh, man, I want to go with you. I have a severe case of hitch itch.I’m reading lots of information about rigs I’d love to buy if only…

  3. Safe travels, Captain! Fingers crossed that something changes, allowing you to stay in the keys. Take care, friend.

  4. I know what it’s like to be forced for at time to live someplace that’s just not home.
    But home misses you as much as you do it, so it will figure out a way to get you back.
    Keep that faith!