LA, and then riding north!

A nice visit


A comment from Jibby whom I met and started with night before last! Very Cool comments!

So, I just got back from Santa Barbara. A short (especially for Mark) two hour ride. He had to go there for a meeting. He’s hardly back and he already has meetings.

For those who haven’t met Mark/Radioman, I can assure you that what you have read in his thread is pretty much the real guy. He manages to get his personality across in his writing very well. It’s probably a big reason why his thread is so popular. He is a genuine, cool, nice guy. The second you meet him, he’s an old friend. Even our animals were all over him when he walked in the house. They sense these things.

The only thing I found different from his thread and talking to him in person is… He talks faster than I read.

It’s an amazing thing. To invite someone you have never met, to stay at your house. I’m very happy I did it. My wife, Karen and I look forward to a life long friendship with Mark.

A friendship that started right here on ADVrider.

Pretty cool.

Jibby

P.S. To Scubalong,

Mark didn’t have a chance to eat the sandwich you made him so I ate it.

Two words- Dee Lish.

The only thing I found different from his thread and talking to him in person is… He talks faster than I read.

It’s an amazing thing. To invite someone you have never met, to stay at your house. I’m very happy I did it. My wife, Karen and I look forward to a life long friendship with Mark.

A friendship that started right here on ADVrider.

Thanks so much Jibby and Karen for your hospitality and the conversations that have encouraged me in directions that i had not thought about! and affirmations of my life’s journey. So hard to express how profound the time has been as I have spent with inmates along the way!

Once again, it is true. We met as strangers through ADV, but I know that this friendship will last a lifetime! Already looking forward to the time we will spend together!

Jibby contacted me with offer of place to stay. I have learned that it is important to take people up on their offers! We communicated, and as we arranged timing…. They had a morning plan to go see a movie…. Quickly I was invited to join them. Love movies, and had been almost a year since I went to the theatre.

But this is not like any I have been in

Big cushy reclining seats, food and beverages as well. Welcome back to America!!

Was great experience!

We had a great afternoon of conversations, and they rolled into the evening in Venice, as we went out to Bank of Venice for dinner. It’s LA and they were filming some show in the front of the restaurant, so we had to sign releases,in case we appear in the background

Thank You Jimmy and Karen. Was a wonderful time with both of you and of course the dogs were great also!!

Then as I needed to continue North, Jimmy joined me as we rode up the California Coastline!! My heart was singing as we headed north out of LA, and along the pacific ocean! Sun was out. (but Chilly at 55-60 degrees!).

Bit of traffic as we ride through Malibu

Then it opens up as we ride north. So cool having Jimmy riding with me!! hope that this will happen again soon!

I met up with John to discuss financial issues, but the real conversation was about the ride, faith, and life. !!

So I am now on the PCH that hugs the coastline all the way up the coast! I have ridden in many times on a Bike but look forward to it again!!

Stopped in Pismo beach… Could not resist seeing the sun set into the Pacific!