Why does adventure call to each of us in different ways? What traveling mode fits our individual style? It's a journey and each of us chooses our own locomotion.
During the summer of 2020, this photographic compendium will give you an idea of travel out West to Arches, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Glacier, to the east on the Appalachia Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway and on to the Gettysburg Battlefield and the spot where Abraham Lincoln gave his two-minute Gettysburg address on November 19, 1863, the most famous presidential speech in American history. Travel with us on motorcycles, bicycles and a van.
In June, we started out by motorcycling 2,000 miles around four Western states. We started in Golden, Colorado on the Continental Divide.
Destination Colorado National Monument in Fruita, Colorado yields one of the biggest dinosaur sites in the West.
(Rick, Don, Frosty standing on an overpass with the Continental Divide
In the background. They are headed into the mountains toward Colorado National Monument.)
From the Monument, we traveled Arches National Park in Utah. Stunning sights where Nature has created Landscape Arch, which is a stone bridge 103 yards across in the form of an arch. Also, Delicate Arch that defies imagination as to how it was formed.
(You may enjoy a 17-mile loop that runs across the ridge of this phenomenal array of eroded rocks from millions of years where the ocean advanced and receded. It offers haunting beauty around every turn.)
From Arches, we rode into Dead Horse Point, Canyonlands, Valley of the Gods, Bryce, Zion and the Grand Canyon.
(Some call Delicate Arch the bottom half of a cowboy with chaps. It stands out as the most incredible aspect of Nature's ability to sculp sandstone into caves, statues, monuments and more.)
When you travel West, you meet with Nature's finest creations. On a motorcycle, you feel it and see it on a whole new level.
(Utah offers travelers some of the most stunning sights in North America. I've traveled through it on bicycle, backpack, car and motorcycle. It never disappoints!)
Spirit of Adventure
Adventure offers every human being the ability to live 'the' moment of his or her most passionate idea, fantasy or pursuit. It may take form in the arts, acting, sports, travel or other creative endeavors. Once engaged, a person enjoys 'satori' or the perfect moment. That instant may last seconds or a lifetime. The key to adventure whether it involves painting, dancing, sports or travel: throw yourself into it with rambunctious enthusiasm and zealous energy—which leads toward uncommon passion for living. By following that path, you will attract an amazing life that will imbue your spirit and fulfill your destiny as defined by you alone. In the end, you will savor the sweet taste of life pursuing goals that make you happy, rewarded and complete. As a bonus, you may share your life experiences with other bold and uncommon human beings that laugh at life, compare themselves with no one and enjoy a whale of a ride!
- Frosty Wooldridge
Share these videos all over America:
In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, "Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls", Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation. Take five minutes to see for yourself:
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=LPjzfGChGlE&feature=player_ embedded
"Immigration by the numbers—off the chart " by Roy Beck This 10-minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a few words, "Mind boggling!" www.NumbersUSA.org
-- Frosty Wooldridge
Population-Immigration-Environmental specialist: speaker at colleges, civic clubs, high schools and conferences
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Facebook Adventure Page: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World
Six continent world bicycle traveler
Adventure book: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World
Frosty Wooldridge, six continent world bicycle traveler, Astoria, Oregon to Bar Harbor, Maine, 4,100 miles, 13 states, Canada, summer 2017, 100,000 feet of climbing: