On an impulse, I spent yesterday at the DMV. Now I’ve got my motorcycle license back; I’ve got plates; and I’ve got a new plan. Go West. Drive Bee-Sting Betty home to Madison. Avoid snow. Forage along the way.
Now, a cry for help.
Because what is the point of a road trip if not to find great pie/carne asada/barbeque/diners/salads? Where can I go mushroom-hunting in New Mexico? Or find the best octopus taco in southern California? Where are the best places to sleep in Oklahoma, a state I have never even thought about once? And what, seasoned travelers, must I absolutely bring with me, aside from underpants, leathers and a headlamp? I have a limited grasp of geography, and an even more limited ability to plan ahead. So—help.
Check out “Bee-Sting Betty and her November Routes,” the Google map of my route in its current form.
Start from SF: Nov 3, or as soon as I can get my bike cleaned up, tuned up and insured.
Mandatory stops so far are few:
• Los Angeles
• St. Louis
Suggestions, comments, portents of November-flurry doom? Email my gmail address: Kate dot golden. Now, God help me, I have to pack. Missives, dear readers, will be sparse these next couple of weeks, but I’ll try to keep you updated.