Brian over at Ribbon of Highway penned a post He Wants to Escape... As If That Were a Bad Thing. This post brought me back to February 2011. I had been searching for something on the internet and come across a story written by Scooter Tramp Scotty about something called being a Motorcycle Gypsy. As I read the article I was intrigued.
As some may recall this was also four months prior to the nuptials that I was to embark on. I shared the story with Linda and after going silent for a short time she surmised, “You are thinking about doing this aren’t you?”
Well, it did speak to me. But, in reality I was a conformist to society’s expectations of family, job, responsibilities, and keeping one’s word. So, while continuing to follow Scotty’s stories, I buried the Gypsy idea somewhere in the back of my mind.
When the marriage didn’t work out I began to flirt with the idea again. A few weeks ago I was all set to hit the road for a few weeks to give it a try, but circumstances prevented that. Luckily for me, it turned out, because the weather on my intended route took a nasty turn and hasn’t gotten much better.
On the bright side this gives me about five months before spring to make a few decisions about what I really have the guts to do. Daughters and grandwonderfuls are a huge part of the decision. The dog is a priority and I am thinking of making him my riding buddy. My lease is up in July and I have to make a decision about where I want to live before that. It seems the less responsibilities I have the harder the decisions become.
If you want to know a little bit about Scotty and the Gypsy life here are some links for the former husband, roofing contractor, American Dream chaser….he ditched it all to live for the past 20+ years from the seat of his Harley, Betsy. Wait, maybe he is living the American Dream! You can also find him of Facebook.