Cabin Fever: This Is The Time When Trips Are Born

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For the first time in what seems like eons, I noticed that it was light out at 6:30 this morning. And as I walked the dog in the evening, it was still light out at 5:30. Just that little bit of sunshine made me feel hopeful.

While scrolling through my Facebook feed, I noticed a photo post from Wayne, the all around good dude at America Rides Maps. He was talking about having cabin fever and how “this is the time trips are born.” Ain’t that the truth?

As it turns out, I have been having a recurring daydream for a couple weeks now. I was just telling my mom about it over the weekend. In it, I am cruising down the Blue Ridge Parkway by myself. The air is warm, the sun is filtering golden light through the trees. And me? I am feeling like a million bucks.

This is a trip that I’ve been on several times before so I’m not sure what’s driving this daydream. Am I seeing signs? Seems kind of interesting that I would be having this recurring daydream and then zero right in on this particular posting from the guy who makes maps of the best riding around the Blue Ridge. Wayne, are you sending me secret messages?

::puts on tinfoil hat::


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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5 Responses

  1. I have daydreams but seldom about riding. Those come at night as I’m falling asleep. But I can never remember where I went…

    I have noticed the light earlier and later and that gives me hope that winter will diminish. I just hope it happens before I diminish.

  2. Kathy says:

    I don’t have recurring daydreams, but there sure have been lots of musings in my brain lately about where to go. And when.

  3. Kathy says:

    Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana are three states I’ve never visited. I’d sorta like to head North, too. I never did visit Quoddy Head. Then there’s Breaks Interstate Park, too, which just might involve a trip on the BRP. And I’ve got friends in the Outer Banks, so have been thinking about heading that way, too. See? My brain has been busy.

    Delete that duplicate comment, please. I’m comment challenged…

  4. Wayne Busch says:

    A ride down the parkway is always a good idea, though I think you’ll enjoy the surrounding roads much better. Now is the time when plans are born.

  5. curvyroads says:

    Oh the BRP…wouldn’t that be lovely! Without all the snow and ice, of course!

    If you do get down to the BRP, let me know, we are not far away at all!

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