Like I have mention before; doing this tour is to bring not only the adventure and all the things that brings back my faith in humanity, but also it revives my senses. My senses are still program towards the cynical side of Alex, I am trying to find the side that I can really let things that are not that important not become a burden that I am creating. For example ; one of the night I was camping I met this fellow cycle-tourist, no name is necessary because I feel it is only fair to disclose a name if the person involve is aware . I met “Bob” while I rode in about pass dark and he made a small open cabin available for me to pitch m sleeping bag and get some sleep. The next morning we had a conversation and he was very keen in disclosing his criminal record to me. I normally do not mind or even care but since my other half is involved with the federal government , I felt I should proceed with caution, we talk about his perspectives and mine as well and I took this situation as another learning experience. Later on we met in the next camping town where it was free again. I learned more about the individual and I really do not think any less of the challenges Bob is facing, but what is intriguing to say the least is how he is not really doing much about it. It is like he is waiting for osmosis to make it disappear but the world can and is a cruel and unforgiving place. In short : my point is that we are all uniquely responsible for making certain we get the best circunstances to succeed and anything less is where the failure lies. Winning is not the premium , the trying regardless of the outcome is what counts as making a viable member of a better world. On these same words I met Janet , the laundry attendant at the laundry mat in Cumberland, MD. Janet has a tremendous outlook in life and she wants people to be happy and fullfilled. She does not understand why so many people in the world can not be nice. She struggles to understand why someone is not willing to try to fix their problems , instead of promoing them.
Touring is giving me and gives me so much in different places , at different places and when least expected. The road only certainty is that it is unpredictable.