DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Monday, August 24, 2009

DAY ONE






















First day of trip I enjoyed a private guided tour of a
museum of statue and art. A whole estate literally
LITTERED with wonderful works of art
in every medium--in Orlando FL


A "GOD" DAY

Took it easy first day out, only traveled about 250 miles. And everything got wet except my scooter and me. How can this be happening? Good planning--I just travel between the drops. (That came from a boy, age 8.)

My bike is carrying weight of 450 pounds (204 kgs) including me, and so that brings (bike weighs 550 lbs.) total weight to a half ton (455 kgs).

One scooter-rider (me), hiding under a bridge, in a downpour on a short span of I-4 near Orlando, FL, was feeling sort of lonely around noon today.

Next bridge where I sought shelter, two more riders joined in to make a party (real bikers!), and under the bridge after that (four miles down the road)...three became five. The last bridge we sheltered under, there were SIX of us, all asking things like "Where you from?" What do you do?" "Got a cigarette?" you know--real GUY stuff! --grin!

Really impressive to me was how all six of us who are so different in outward lives and appearances, are yet so much alike, so much the same in our basic needs, desires, wishes, habits, feelings, sorrows, gladness, pain and happiness. We just want freedom and peace, and love. Actually, that's what we DID talk about. Imagine!

God is good to me on this trip. Instead of cursing the biting rain-pellets, I got to praise God, by joining with his creatures in fun and fellowship, and sharing of the water bottle. Water, peeps! WATER, Okay?

I am thoroughly and kingly ensconced in the home of an Alanon blogger 'friend' in Orlando Florida on this, my first night out. I've even been invited by her and two roommates to have dinner "out" at 9 PM. And I shall BE there!

And I'm sitting on my wonderfully soft--even if strange--bed while writing this blog. It is just SUCH a warm feeling for me, a stranger, to be accepted into someone's home, our only mutual credentials being an honest look-in-the-eye between two peeps. Interesting how that can be, yes? I'm telling you, my peeps, God is with us today, and may God be with us ALL, and keep us from harming ourselves--or anyone ELSE! Ya HEAH?


Peace and Love,
from Steve

21 comments:

Susan DeAngelis said...

Steve, I love reading your blog and am thankful that I can go on your journey with you...

:) Sue

Gin said...

(((Steve))) Enjoy!

Hope said...

Cool.

A. Miles said...

The saddlebags aren't that waterproof. They came with 2 sacks that you are supposed to secure on the outside when it is raining.

I LOVE reading your travel stories. If it is okay, I would like to announce your trip on TSR.

Shiny side up, Rubber side down.

Cindy said...

I love this! Keep posting! Sure wish Nebraska was closer. We are great hosts!

wolfie185 said...

Great Steve, glad to hear all is well, sharing under bridges is awesome, we are all interconnected at the most fundamental level. Thanks for sharing and keeping us posted.

Carol said...

Good tears came to my eyes.

Tall Kay said...

And a good first day was had by all. What a wonderful adventure! Can't wait to hear what lies ahead tomorrow. God bless you and be safe (and dry).

Alice Audrey said...

What a joy to turn the rain into a treasure. Makes life a lot more fun.

Scott said...

thanks for bringing me along with you my friend!

Dulce said...

hey Man
I'm so happy for you and the amazing experiences you are already living. Im convinced that if we believe and are convinced God is with us, then God is with us
:)

Banana Girl said...

Great Journey, Great Life! Be safe my friend. J.

Shadow said...

oh steve, you're sounding marvellous!!! enjoy the trip and all it offers.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

dearest Steve...your journey much like your spirit is one of amazing growth and that reminder that no matter what the outward appearance we are all so similiar on the insides, and our souls will always recognize that if we allow it!
Safe travels my friend!
G

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

YAY and God multiplies friends as we move!!!

That's so cool!

diane d said...

Awesome! I can't wait to read more of your adventure!

Di-Git said...

What a great trip! Love to read your story as you travel. Are you going to meeting along the way also?
Peace

Syd said...

Glad that you made it and made some friends along the way. It sounds like an exciting trip. Ride safely and have a good day.

Cat said...

You had a meeting of the minds under those bridges, party or not -it sounds like a great meeting.

I love meeting strangers in situations like that Steve. Travel safe!

Kristin H. said...

I can't wait to hear more, Steve. Be safe.

Just Be Real said...

Great Stevie! You have yourself a great time!!