Providence to Brooklyn, May 5-11, 2014.

180 miles, not including ferry. I know, really pushing the limits of my comfort zone here. I’ve been thinking of how to compose this for a while, especially since it’s still very close and I don’t want too much overlap with the drawings. I’d like to include a map,...

5/12 – Sightseeing is Tiring

Enjoying the city with the Giraffe and Adrienne. Pretended to be behind bars at the Penitentiary, had soda at the old part of Market St, posed with Rocky, and then just enjoyed a local brewery....

5/11 – Driving in the City

Sad to leave Brooklyn, but gone to Philadelphia today! Only about 100 miles. It felt great to be back in the saddle, even navigating the ‘city off-roading’ combination of dodging potholes, watching for dips in pavement, dashing between pedestrians, cutting off cars trying to edge me out, and paying...

5/9 – Frye’s Shrine to Leather

The air inside smelled like leather. Leather belts hung from steel frames from the ceiling. Boots lined the walls. Tasteful things that ‘match’ leather adorned every corner, such as patina’ed card catalogues, antiqued globes, exposed steel pipework, and low, warm accent lighting. My favorite objects were the absolutely enormous...

5/8 – Laundry in the City

Oh boy, everyone gets to see all my penmanship mistakes. Aw, I feel like I live in the city again…except that would mean hauling an enormous load of laundry sherpa-style to the laundromat. Actually, the main reason I’m doing laundry so soon is because I don’t want to look...

5/7 – Street Cleaning

It was a nice day to draw at Prospect Park, then I got too cold. Hopped back in the saddle for a couple minutes for the time honored NYC tradition: moving your vehicle for street cleaning. It’s great to to ease into long-term travel by starting in a familiar...

5/6 – Brooklynian life

Got some business on, had a lovely lunch with agent, caught up with author and friend Colleen before she goes on vacation in Costa Rica (whoooa!), and ended the evening at Punderdome with Matt. Oh yeah, forgot my keys and was locked out, but it was a beautiful day so I kind of...

5/5 – Cross Sound Ferry

All the two-wheelers were directed to the back corner of the ferry, which meant 6 Harleys…and one Vespa. There’s only one road out of the ferry terminal, so the bikes and I rode in formation for quite a ways before individual riders started to peel off. They were just...

Current departure date

Rolling out: Monday, May 5th.Figured I’d put a sticky up here, which can be updated as necessary. Totally nailed it and actually left when I said leaving would happen. Add ‘accomplished’ to the list of feelings, after ‘excited’, ‘terrified’ and ‘WTF have I set into motion I’m homeless’. Adventure! Also,...