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Introduction

WEEK 1 – Approximately 850 Miles Traveled Folsom to San Felipe, Mexico

WEEK 1 – Approximately 850 Miles Traveled Folsom to San Felipe, Mexico

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The epic adventures begins. Wow, am I really on a 4 month trip to Central and South America? It doesn’t seem real. Its then that I realized how hard this would be being away from family and friends for months, staying in hotels rooms by myself. I think I had my harsh awakening when a truck driver from Mississippi came over from his truck and said, “is it cold on that thing?” I smiled with a reply of “it’s cold when it’s cold, hot when it’s hot, windy when it’s windy, and rainy when its rainy”. He nodded and shared a story about a motorcycle wreck- to make me feel better for the day I assume. Yet then, there are moments like I had when meeting Richard, a security guard in Pauma Valley- whom pulled out a $100 bill after hearing about the journey I had begun.  As he handed me his generous contribution, he stated “I love what you’re doing.”  

My bike all packed up!
My bike all packed up!

Its moments like these that remind me, throughout my travels of unpacking, packing, and meeting new people-  I am inevitably going to discover more of who I am as a person along the way.

So, I am off to the Mexican border today- I’m excited to arrive to the little town I last traveled to in my 20’s called San Felipe. It was a crazy town back then, a lot of fun. I remember it being a  place where you can ride your off road vehicles right into the middle of the street- sort of like a Wild West Mexico- style.