Thoughts at the bar and grill for dinner.

Saturday, 13th July 2019; 7:25 pm

Before I drop off the internet, some thoughts with my dinner:

I’m thinking that I might be going about this trip the wrong way. Yeah, heck of a time to start thinking that, eh?

The problem is that I’m trying to do a few different things, and they’re kind of at cross purposes. I’m trying to go for a hike on Isle Royale, and another to Chigamiwinigum Falls, and seeing the Apostle Islands… but I’m barely doing those. I’m trying to do some scooter riding… but the kind of riding I’m doing this afernoon, and I’ll be doing a lot more of – open throttle on roads with more than a few cars from time to time – isn’t all that fun. So I’m not really enjoying the destinations OR the journeys as much as I’d like.

The question is what to do about it. Turn around and head home? Go through with it all anyway? Somewhere in between (e.g. go as far as the Porkies tomorrow, or the Apostles the day after, then head home)? This is a very good question.

And I’m going to sleep on it.

As a point of reference, I’m staying at Van Riper State Park tonight, a bit west of Marquette. If I chose to, I could get back to Mackinac in a day. Every day farther I go would add another day of backtracking if I decided to do that. By the time I get to Ontario, turning around would be worse than going foreard.

4 Responses to “Thoughts at the bar and grill for dinner.”

  1. Gridley says:

    That’s an interesting paradox. I’m not a fan of backtracking- which is why when my IT band gave out at 1.5 miles into a half marathon I kept going – not the smartest decision – or maybe it was.

  2. admin says:

    On the other hand, I have a history of making bad decisions, then sticking with them for too long.

  3. Louis says:

    Lengthen the duration of your trip if possible. In any event, keep up the great posts!

  4. admin says:

    That isn’t possible. And the problem isn’t so much the miles per day as the nature of the roads.