Monday, February 1, 2016

Road Trips


During the past few years, I've worked too hard. Recognizing that, I plan to add balance to my life by taking time off and having fun. Fortunately, I know what makes me happy; I just need to do more of it. I'm committing to that and laying plans for fun this year.

Two things that please me immensely are riding my motorcycle and visiting friends. I can combine both passions since most of my blogger-buddies live far away. Riding 500-1,000 miles to see them lets me enjoy motorcycle-adventures during the journey and savor their company when I arrive.

Among the friends I want to visit this year are Sara in Detroit (Michigan), Emma in Columbus (Ohio), Debbie in Western Pennsylvania, Suzanne in Toronto (Canada), Christine in New York, Jen in Atlanta (Georgia), Allie in Manhattan, Aimee in upstate New York, and Kathy in Virginia. If I can find time for longer trips, I'd also like to visit my friends in Minnesota -- Ashley, Megan and Beth.

The prospect of these trips has me excited. Do you like to go on long road-trips?

23 comments:

  1. I do enjoy a road trip ... Although we haven't had one in a while. I would love to go on a road trip with you Ally ... That would be so awesome!!! Dreams are good things!!!!

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  2. I love to travel, but my spine says otherwise. I am glad you have made this commitment, holler if you come to New York, would love to meet you and Christine!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

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  3. Sounds like you have an exciting trip planned!

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  4. As much as I love getting on a plane there is nothing quite like a road trip! Waking up at the crack of dawn (because that's how they always have to start), stopping for coffee along the way, taking an out of the way road.... I could spend my life living that way!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  5. Good for you my dear! Sounds so amazing.
    Looking forward to hearing all about it.
    Your bike is about to get a workout!
    Xo Jazzy Jack

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  6. I can't wait for your visit! Hopefully you won't be too exhausted by the time you get here. I believe the ride should be 8 hours.

    We often would travel long distances as we moved 3 times back and forth across the width of Canada. I no longer care for road trips. I prefer to get where I'm going right away and enjoy my time there.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  7. It sounds wonderful, Ally!Much better than dealing with airports and TSA. I hope you have a safe and fabulous adventure. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. I've tried -- and been disappointed -- by air-travel. Too much wasted time in airports. I'd rather be riding.

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  8. Have fun visiting your friends, dear ! If you ever think about traveling to Italy, let me know ;-)))) Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion blog

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    1. As soon as they build a bridge across the Atlantic so I can ride my motorcycle over!

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  9. I like roadtrips but I haven't done one in awhile. My favorite road trip was to New Orleans.

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    1. That must have been fun, Jess. You should blog about that trip. I went to Nawlins once, during Mardi Gras the year the Saints won the Superbowl, and it was lots of fun.

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  10. This is very positive and I'm sure you will have an amazing time. Last year I had no life outside work but this year I have also had the goal to change that. It's the main reason behind me starting up swimming again.

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  11. Wow, sounds like you're gonna be getting around. Be safe out there and enjoy every minute

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  12. It's awesome that you've recognized you need some YOU time! I'm not a fan of road trips at all. Well, I think that's because whoever I'm with or wherever I'm going there's never time to enjoy the journey. It's always rush, rush, rush. We drove from TX to NY without stopping and had to pass up SO many awesome attractions and landmarks because we didn't have time to stop there and back. It was so heartbreaking.

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  13. We are hoping to do a 45 day trip next year across America http://rhiever.github.io/optimal-roadtrip-usa/major-landmarks.html. I love driving and this dream needs to be done soon :)

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    1. Say hi when you pass through New York!

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  14. Wow looks like Ally is going on tour ;)

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  15. Pop your bike on a plane and hop over here! You could zoom from Land's End to John O'Groats! (one end of the country to another)

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Nope... I don't like long trips. My Vancouver trip was an exception to the rule.
    Have fun.
    Greetje

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  17. How exciting that you're hoping to cross back over onto this side of the 49th again. I hope you have oodles of fun in TO (we lived there for six years; it's a dynamic, vibrant, face paced city with so many hidden charms and great places to eat alike).

    ♥ Jessica

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