and I received an email from D.Brent Miller (Brent) who had just finished riding the Oregon Trail (Link here) and he just happened to be in Sultan, WA for a day or two. His plan was to meet up with a few "friends" on Saturday at a local Motorcycle Dealership north of Seattle. He invited me to attend but as my plan was to head directly to Vancouver, from Corvallis, OR and be home by Friday evening, I would miss him, so he changed his plans for me, and the new plan was to meet in Marysville, WA around the time I would be passing by.
I tried to leave Corvallis early, but I got sidetracked and got a late start. Then I needed to use the washroom, then I needed to fuel up so I found myself wandering somewhere around Albany so I stopped at the local Golden Arches for a quick snack, then saw a Walmart where I bought a small Sony radio so after all this fiddling around 2 hours had passed before I finally got on my way.
Sorry no photos as I was just speeding down the highway at the posted speed, of course. I only made one stop for lunch and fuel and it was just pedal to the metal until I arrived at our checkpoint within 5 minutes of our agreed time, and Brent was already there waiting with his friend
He looks exactly as his blog photo (here) . He was easy to spot as I recognized his Yellow
I tried to nudge close to his bike for a photo opp
We wanted to have a beverage somewhere close and grabbed a table and chatted for a while about this and that. Amazing how fast time goes when you are talking to someone with similar interests
Wished we had more time, or perhaps I should have stayed down here another day. I had no idea we had been chatting for nearly 2 hours. My plan was to be home by Friday evening. As Mrs Skoot does not ride I try to be home for the weekends so she is not alone, not that I think she misses me. I try not to be selfish with my time so balance bike time with together time
It was time to say our goodbyes and we started suiting up
In a few moments we will all be going our separate ways and I am very thankful for the chance for us to meet
Brent, thank you for taking to time for us to get together, although our time was short I feel that I have met an icon.
. . . till we meet again
If you have a chance, go and visit Brent, say Hello, and read his articles HERE