The Scooter Cannonball Run is a coast to coast endurance event for scooters. It is a time/distance/regularity rally where points are awarded based on miles completed and the ability to maintain the standard pace. This year it will begin in Savannah, GA and end eight days later in San Diego, CA covering 2633 miles. There are over 50 entrants riding all types of scooters. From a 1946 Salibury to a modern 3 wheel Piaggo MP3. I have decided join the fun this year. We will leave Savannah on April 22 and head west. I will be riding to raise money for KIDS and LEMUR'S charities. Please help us by purchasing some miles for one of these charities. Don't worry, I will be covering close to 6,000 miles out to California and back to Florida, so there are plenty of miles to go around. ALL monies go directly to the charity.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


During intermission:
  • I caught the Amtrak Starlighter #17 overnight train from Oakland to Seattle leaving at 9 p.m. on Friday and arriving at 8 p.m. on Saturday....more or less. It was a great trip. The weather was clear and so everything out my window was just like in the brochures. Snow covered majestic mountains, high marshes with lots of varied waterfowl, twisty tracks with lots of snow. Food was very good and the service was excellent in the dining cars.
  • Met Vicki in Seattle and began the “payback” tour for her. Seattle has an  excellent public transport so we caught the Light Rail from the airport to downtown to pick up a rental car and saved over $70 in taxes and fees.
  • Drove half the Cascade Loop. The northern half was still closed. Four nights in a condo on the water in Lake Chelan, Washington was fantastic. Especially since my butt did not have to ride around much.
  • Back to Seattle where we met our best friend Deb and took an Alaska cruise. They were busy on and off the boat and I read and rested on the boat getting ready for the return trip.
  • Deb turned 60 this year and Vicki turns 60 next year, so they are on a 2 year “I am 60 celebration” and they are checking things off the list. Alaska was just one of the list items.