Oh look, an update! Yes, I’m alive. Yes, I’m fine. No, I’m not quitting IO. Yes, that was a long break without posting. Why? Short answer: I feel it would be irresponsible to travel the way I like to travel right now due to the ongoing pandemic situation. And when I’m not traveling, inspiration to write about it is in short supply. Long answer: It’s more complicated than just that, and maybe I’ll write about it one day when inspiration strikes. But that’s the gist of it.
As for a timeline, planes started flying out of Costa Rica in mid May.
A journey that took 18 hours pre-COVID took four days post COVID, but I made it back to Bertha and Tribble on May 19th and miracle of all miracles, there were absolutely no issues with the bus/ferry/plane/taxi rides along the way. And, Bertha started right up when I turned the key after four and a half months of sitting in a storage lot in Phoenix, AZ.
After picking up my sweet, sweet little home on wheels, I spent two weeks self-quarantining in a remote boondocking spot near Flagstaff to make sure I hadn’t picked up the virus on the extended trip home. I hadn’t.
After that, I drove straight to my parent’s house in Wisconsin, where I’m now helping my dad paint the house.
That’s it. That’s the past three months in a nutshell.
Maybe now that I’ve broken the long silence, posts will start flowing again. Or maybe the extended break will continue a while longer. I really don’t know. But you all deserved an update, so here it is. 🙂 I hope you’re well, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. Here’s to a better second half of 2020.
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