Bill's Superior Adventure
Off to the ferry.
Interesting ferry cafe lunch ingested and the boat has just begun to rumble as the engines
start to turn. We should be departing at 3:00 and arrive in Ludington at 7:00. From
there its a 3 hour ride home. The weather is great here; hopefully it will hold for
Early today I was a little annoyed. I've been free throughout this whole trip
and today I had to get somewhere by a certain time or miss the boat. This was compounded
by the fact that I had to find a Walmart today and by an extra set of tie-downs.
Later I found that the boat had a bunch of tie-downs for me to use in spite of the
chiding of their phone operators. Sigh.
I could possible be the youngest non-employee on this boat. Err, well I just
saw some children, so I guess not. But this is definitely the geriatric cruise.
Badger Bingo was just announced and most of the people up with me on the upper deck have
started to filter down to the lounge.
Wisconsin is slipping away which can only mean Michigan grows closer. At least
we shouldn't see it for a couple hours yet.
Getting off the boat. Much faster to have a vehicle that you get to load and
unload on your own, as opposed to the cagers!
4.6 gallons at Ionia Exit on I-96
Apply jacket liner and extra gloves! It's dark and chilly.
bike is in the garage and I'm back.
I burned south from Ludington. I found a kid in a Firebird with a radar detector and we
averaged 95-100 down 131. Thats good because I got as many miles as I could out of the
quickly fading daylight. Once it darkened I slowed down and hung out with the rest
The ride back was fine. A little cold and a little bit boring and I was glad to
be done when I finally pulled in at home. The weekend afterwards was a bit disappointing.
It's hard for me to be back home after roaming for so long. I wanted to get back on my
bike and head south and west for another month or two of riding (in the not so cold). But I
had my trip to Ohio the next weekend to grab my attention.