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Been Taking a Break from the Rest of the World - Zer Netmouse
July 16th, 2007
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Been Taking a Break from the Rest of the World
Friday I decided to head up to my uncle's cabin on the shore of Lake Michigan, north of Traverse, for the weekend. That night I borrowed logangrey's nighthawk again and got it outfitted with a faring (windshield) that Phil had and Dave wants to buy, then got earplugs and some chain spray and good advice from elizilla. In the morning Saturday I picked up a camelback and a bungie net and a magnetic tank bag from shadowriderhope. thatguychuck loaned me his waterproof armored pants and drove the first 110 miles with me, which was the first leg of his long trip out to whoknowswhere. We parted ways near Bay City - he to meet his parents in Midland, and I to continue on to Uncle Tom's Cabin.

It was a lovely drive. Some rain, but I was prepared for that, and no rain after I turned left at Grayling. I've come this way many times - Uncle Tom has had the place up here since I was a kid. Tom and Karen live here in the summers now, though they winter in Arizona.

I'm pretty comfortable on the bike and it really warmed my heart with a sense of comraderie the first time another biker returned my wave on 72. Chuck expected me to be sore, I think, But I felt fine and eager enough to ride more that yesterday I took the bike up to Charlevoix to hang out with my Aunt at her booth at the art fair there for the afternoon Sunday (about 25 miles north of here).

I've got more to write about thoughts from up here, but for now I'm going to go for a last walk on the beach and then strike out for Ann Arbor. I'm restless to get home, get the rest of the fish given away, and continue with settling stuff and figuring out who I am going to be as an adult (which is a theme of Territory, by Emma Bull, which I read while I was up here and was glad I'd brought along).

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From:sylo_tode
Date:July 16th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
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I thought one would have to drive south to get to Uncle Tom's Cabin.
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From:shadowriderhope
Date:July 16th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
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Hooray for taking a break from the Rest of the World! :) I'm glad it's been a good trip for you, and that I was able to help out with some supplies. I look forward to reading more of your adventures!
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From:eposia
Date:July 16th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
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You're absence was noted and missed, but time off from the World can be very helpful. And yeah, the subculture of motorcycle riders is fun!

I like watching you discover what kind of adult you want to be; hopefully she's the kind of adult that gives herself these kinds of nice relaxing breaks whenever she needs it, and sometimes just because. *grin*
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From:dagibbs
Date:July 16th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
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Yay riding!
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From:childe
Date:July 19th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
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Hey, it was good to finally meet you at Pizza House. :)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 19th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
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It was good to meet you too! I did put my hands on my copy of Mirrormask, btw, and the offer for you to watch it over here is still open. Or are you leaving already?

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From:netmouse
Date:July 19th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
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(I have no friggin idea why livejournal posted that anonymously)
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From:childe
Date:July 19th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Won't be leaving quite yet. I should have the response to my counter-offer today or tomorrow, which means at least two more weeks.

This weekend is kind of borked, except for Sunday. I may be able to yoink the car while Benny's at work. Are you free?
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From:netmouse
Date:July 19th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
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Am I free Sunday? Actually, I am. I mean, I have my sister visiting but she expressed curiosity about the movie just this morning. I could probably swing a showing on Sunday evening (I am busy for brunch, I think, but free later in the day).
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From:childe
Date:July 19th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
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Later works for me. Let me know time and place, and I'm there. :)

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