GRANDAD TAKES GRAN FOR A RIDE
Married for 46 years, John and Ann astounded their children and friends when they announced their plan to ride across the USA on a motorcycle.
Following months of planning, their trip begins in Los Angeles where they head North along the Pacific Highway to San Francisco on the way meeting zebras, elephant seals and sighting distant whale spouts. In San Francisco they have a joyous reunion with friends before they pick up a Harley Davidson motor cycle for the 3,500 mile trip to Washington DC. Their route takes them through Yosemite, Death Valley, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Indian Reservations, Gallup, Route 66 to St Louis and then Washington DC. They avoid a forest fire and a mountain pass blizzard but ride into a Mid-West thunder storm and dense mountain fog. With wit they share the tales of the people they met on route including an introduction to American the gun culture and how the early morning sun almost spelt disaster.
Published: 26 March 2016