It’s been one heck of a year! Not really in a positive way, but it definitely could be worse. I don’t know if you’ve heard of a little virus they call COVID-19, but it hasn’t been good for anyone. Because I am a high risk person, I have been self-quarantined at home for over 6 months. I have been able to get out; I go to doctor appointments, monthly infusions and drives around town. Not too exciting, but I now call them my mini-vacations. I have even been able to go out to eat while on a few of these vacations! Of course the restaurants were empty all three times and the were run by people I really trusted.
On top of being mostly alone for 6 months, COVID has put a little damper on my scooting plans. I have had to change my plans two times not knowing what the virus would change next. Well, unfortunately, I have had to change my plans a third, and final, time. This change is a big one and I am very disappointed I had to do it. I had to change my route again, because I have to do the trip before the end of April. There are a few reasons for this, but the biggest reason is if I stuck with my previous route it would have been difficult to volunteer at both of my camps next summer if I did the entire route.
Sadly, I will be missing two stops I was really looking forward to making. I will not be going up to either Denver or San Fransisco. Going that far north not only added extra time (months), but because I have to go during the winter months, weather would have definitely been a problem. I will be taking a new route from Dallas through the southwest to Flagstaff where I will pick up the original route. I will then be stopping in Malibu instead of driving up the California coast.
Because of this change, I am including my first scoot for my total numbers. Adding my 1,515 miles from Florida, Georgia and Tennessee, I will still be scooting over 5,000 miles from the Atlantic to the Pacific. I am still scooting across the country for organ donor awareness! I can’t wait to get on the road again! Another change will be the dates. Since 2020 seems to be a wash for the entire country, I am going to give more time to see how everything pans out. I will be scooting from mid January to the end of April 2021.
Thank you for following my journey so far! Please share with your friends and I hope to see you on the road next year!