Yesterday: USA & 966 Miles!

Doug and I have returned home many times from trips outside the USA, but yesterday’s arrival back in the country was more memorable for us than any other.
We had ridden our motorcycles 10,000 miles to get here. As we entered each country on this journey, we put that country’s flag on our windshields — always thinking how sweet it would be to put the Star Spangled Banner on as the final one. Here you can see Doug affixing his, and me putting mine on.
The day started early for us in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and ended 966 miles and 18 hours later in Ft. Worth, Texas, where the Extreme Team had arranged to meet us. All of us will ride together today for the first time in a year, covering the final “offiicial” leg of the trip — ending at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma.
At the start of the day my odometer read exactly 31,500 miles. At day’s end it was 32,466. After the long ride the part of my anatomy that ached the most was, of course . . . my knees. Go figure.
P.S. to my wife and family: You’ll note that the odometer photo on the left was taken at a dead stop. I’m keeping my promise to my family that I won’t take photos again like the odometer on the right, which I snapped a few years ago en route to the Arctic Circle.

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