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Throwback Thursday: An Old Roadtrip Photo from Niagara Falls

Throwback Thursday: An Old Roadtrip Photo from Niagara Falls

Since it’s Throwback Thursday on many social channels, this photo I shared to Instagram seemed like a good fit today. I’d precariously packed my tent, sleeping bag and too much stuff to actually be useful on the little backseat of my ZX6R and roadtripped to see Niagara Falls. It was 1998 and I was 24.

Looking back – I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t know how to pack. I didn’t have “luggage.” I had bungee cords and dreams. But? That was enough. In those days, I focused on going after what I wanted and didn’t think about anything in between. My mind was not yet polluted with what-ifs. Maybe I was actually smarter back then.

Motorcycle Travel Ideas: Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses

Motorcycle Travel Ideas: Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses

A few years ago during a pit stop at the DeLorme store in Yarmouth, Maine – I picked up a couple maps and travels books. One of the items I brought home was a map featuring Mid-Atlantic lighthouses. Having travel inspiration on the bookshelf at home is always a good thing.

Scanning around the map, reading the names of the lighthouses makes me want to visit them. How could you resist a place called Point No Point? Between you and me, that seems like the name that should be hanging on my office door. Then there is the gelatinous sounding Solomons Lump. Unfortunately that one isn’t accessible by land, which may be just as well. It sounds like it could be infectious.

I don’t know what initially sparked my affinity for lighthouses but they are one of my “go to” stops when looking for things to visit. Maybe it has something to with their implied independence, perseverance and strength against the elements. No matter how small in stature, the mighty lighthouse keeps shining its light when things get nasty.


So far, I’ve only visited a few of the lighthouses in the Mid-Atlantic region. But maybe that will change. Maybe this year I’ll find myself seeking out a few more.

Sandy Hook
85 Mercer Rd
Highlands, NJ 07732

Navesink Twin Lights
Twin Lights Historic Site
Lighthouse Road
Highlands, NJ 07732

Concord Point
700 Concord St
Havre De Grace, MD 21078

 

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