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Day 130 East coastin

My weird night of sectional sleep was no match for my biological clock. You would think that a guy with just a few hours of sleep could at least make it to the crack of 9:30 once in a while. For whatever reason I woke at 7:30am, when my body really could have used a … Continue reading

Day 85 A couple Mikes on Route 66

My previous nights time on the town left me searching for some hydration first thing in the morning. As usual checkout time was 11 and I was out of my Motel 6 suite in Williams AZ at 10:59 1/2 am. Williams sits right on a portion of Route 66. From my map, it looked as … Continue reading

Day 72 A blitz to the AZ border. (Christmas Eve) Day 73 Merry Christmas from a town to tough to die.

It was Christmas Eve and I just wanted to get moving. The snow in Las Cruces was still falling, but the temps were just high enough to turn the slush into water. One thing was dominating my thoughts. I just wanted to get to Arizona. There really wasn’t a good reason to be in a … Continue reading

Day 68 Frustration, Catching up, and Christmas Shopping

Last night was COLD! I had to pull what I’m calling, the groundhog maneuver, and get all the way into the sleeping bag and pull the drawstring tight. Once I did that I was nice and warm, but then I started feeling claustrophobic and  I would have to let a bit of air there with … Continue reading

Day 65 Fast track to New Mexico

Marfa and its mysterious lights must have had an effect on my camcorder. That morning I took the battery out and put it back in and, wallah, it worked again. Sometimes electronics just blow my mind. I may never know the reason why Ojo the camera took a day off, but inside I’m slightly happy … Continue reading

Day 64 Amazing ride with a mysterious side

Here is a poem about my camcorder, which I’ve named Ojo. That’s pronounced oh-ho and it means, eye, in Spanish. After the day it’s given me, I should have named it Oh No. In the morning when I wake. It is cold and you shake. You shake and shiver and always quiver. I drink more … Continue reading

Day 58 Foggy to Fantastic

Time 5:57am. Problem, I was awake. Solution, get packing. For what? Big Bend National Park, the place that I’ve been more nervous about visiting than any other place on the journey. Why? Mostly the media and secondly, it is one of the most remote places in the United States. From everything I’ve read about the … Continue reading

Day 50! A soggy stall out

My campsite at the Huaco Springs RV park is located right on the bank of the Guadalupe River. Some tame, little, feathered friends came right up to me as soon as I unzipped my tent to help me celebrate fifty days on the road. I’m really not sure what species of duck they were, but … Continue reading

Day 49 Eating and drinking Texas style

It’s only taken me seven weeks to realize that if I just buy some more socks then my laundry days will be much further apart. Wearing pants and shirts a few times on the road isn’t a big deal, after all nobody knows me. I can even get an extra day out of the boxer shorts. Wearing … Continue reading

Day 39 Who got robbed? I got robbed!

It wasn’t even daylight yet when I started day 39. I woke up refreshed at 5:20am at my tent site in Natchez State Park. The plan for the day was to get to New Orleans with enough daylight to find a place to stay and make it back to the french quarter before dark. Due to waiting for … Continue reading

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My name's Mike Krabal and I am from Jefferson County WV. I'm a thirty year old guy who still believes that you can be anything you want to be. I'm on a mission to find out exactly what that is.

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