Today is my last day on the road…

Today is my last day on the road….

I’ve been putting in some long days in the saddle and I’m currently in northern Virginia. To sum up the last few days since leaving the Florida Keys, I met my friends John and Sabine in Miami just before they caught their flight to Brazil…we had a great time! I rode through Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and took the Blue Ridge Parkway which is nothing short of spectacular! Today I’ll be arriving back in NJ to see many the friends I haven’t seen in ten months. Like all good things, this trip too must end…

More posts to follow soon…

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18 Responses to Today is my last day on the road…

  1. Deborah says:

    I’m gonna miss the blog! Great that you had a safe and successful journey…(I mean, you can even be hit by a semi and turn it into good times!!!)… Tracy reminded me that Tom’s River is pretty close to Bay Head, NJ… we’ll be there in a couple of weeks to visit my in-laws (july 18 to 21)… will you be there? Wanna meet us for lobster? deb

  2. Mo Flynn says:

    Hi Lenny – so sad to see your adventure end and i will truly miss your blog. Although I haven’t posted much at all, i have followed it every day! If you pass through Lambertville, feel free to stop in, the Flynns are home this weekend and we would love to see you. Keep in touch and welcome home.

    Mo
    cell: 609-462-6956

  3. Court says:

    Lenny it was nice to meet you on your trip and thanks for sharing the adventures with us!

    • Lenny says:

      Hey Court! Great meeting you too…hopefully our paths cross again…it would be great to share some miles. Safe travels down there in Ecuador…

  4. Londa says:

    I need a roommate in SF . . . Just sayin’

  5. Arlene says:

    WELCOME BACK TO JERSEE!!!!! LOVE, MOM AND DAD

  6. Martin says:

    Lenny,
    It was a pleasure to follow your adventure. I still cannot believe that you passed my place and i missed you by minutes. Maybe next time:)
    Martin

  7. Bill says:

    Hey Lenny,
    It’s been a long , hard road..thanks for the time you spent with us all. I feel as though I’ve been part of the experience. I’ll be leaving on my own trip after I lose a good friend, I just can’t leave until I know he’s , well he’s gone and I Know I done my best for him. .Afterwards, I ‘m leaving but I doubt I”ll make it as long as you did….More than 9 months,,Did you have a baby ? LOL
    I’d love to be there when you get home, it would be a sight worth living..Enjoy your soon to come re-union..Showers, baths, soap and real American food..My most memorable meal was coming home from out of the States, from somewhere I can’t remember, and the only thing American I could find was White Castle, my God they were good !!
    Hope to hear from you before I leave…Bill

    • Lenny says:

      Hey Bill! It has been a great trip for sure and it’s good to me home in a lot of ways! I had a welcome home dinner with som e friends….sushi! Though White Castle wouldn’t be bad either! lol When do you leave for your trip? Anything or any info I can help with…let me know…

      Safe travels bro!

  8. Becki and Scott says:

    Hi Lenny! Glad you made this trip safely! Hard to believe it has been almost a year that you where here! My…how time flies! We have followed you the entire way, and we are proud to have hosted you on your monumental journey! Funny…..Idependance Day, and it seems, in my heart ,
    that you have just relinquished yours! At least to the open road! Hug everyne there…remember …they missed you and prayed for you alot! Your home coming is their dream come to life…I hope you feel the same, but I wonder …How does Lenny fit back in the box???

    • Lenny says:

      Thanks so much Becki and Scott! My time in Alaska was definitely one of the more memorable parts of the trip…certainly in part thanks to your hospitality! My folks even took an Alaska cruise recently to have a look for themselves after seeing all my pictures. It’s only a matter of time before I get back up to Alaska…..I loved it up there….and when I do expect a call! Enjoy the summer!

  9. Lynn says:

    If I knew you were coming my way I dould have put you up for a night. Blue Ridge Mtns. are my back yard.

    Welcom home and Happy 4th of July.

    Lynn

    • Lenny says:

      Thanks Lynn! Well, you have an awesome backyard! The Blue Ridge Parkway was amazing….I’ll be heading back down there again for sure to have a better look around….I loved it!

  10. Arlene says:

    SURE IS GREAT HAVING LENNY BACK AND I LOVE READING THE COMMENTS THAT EVERYONE LOOKED FORWARD TO THE BLOG EACH DAY. WE ARE SO VERY PROUD OF WHAT HE HAS DONE AND KNOW THAT HE HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE.

    EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU HAVE INFLUENCED LENNY IN A CERTAIN WAY.
    ENJOY THE SUMMER EVERYONE. ARLENE A/K/A LENNY’S MOM
    DAD AND I ARE VERY HAPPY!!!!!!!!

  11. Justin Frey says:

    Hey Lenny, my first time to comment but I have followed your trip religiously. You are living my exact dream trip that I will complete sometime in the future. If you would rather email me privately with the answer to this question that is fine, can you give me a ballpark on what this trip cost you? I know there is no exact science in planning a trip like this financially but I was hoping you could give me an approx. ballpark figure. Thanks in advance ! – Justin

    • Lenny says:

      Hi Justin,

      Good for you…you won’t regret it! As for the cost, I would plan on $65 per day on average across Central and South America. Countries like Peru and Ecuador are less expensive and Chile, Argentina and Brazil are much more expensive….so plan on $85-100 per day unless you are camping and super frugal. Let me know if I can help with anything else…I happy to help you make your dream a reality!

      -Lenny

  12. juan says:

    hey there ive been following you since aug great ride report, and wish i could take a trip of my own one day. im in miami and wish i could of had a beer and listen to your stories.

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