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.