Saturday, April 23, 2016

Feeling Thankful

Many years ago when I started blogging, I had a blog called Appalachian Tours. That's how Bob found me. He was one of the first moto-bloggers who reached out to me. It was Bob who brought me into the fold. He introduced me to an amazing group of like-minded people, many of whom I proudly call "friend."

The last time Bob and Yvonne were in my neighborhood, we were supposed to meet. I couldn't get away from work. There were deadlines looming and not enough time. Bob was very gracious and understanding, saying that he'd be back in the area next year, and that we could arrange to meet then.

A few weeks later, Bob was gone.

I will always, ALWAYS regret not having made the time to meet him. That regret is what has inspired me to meet as many of you lovely folks as I can. Bob's memory lives on in many ways. His quirky, warm, sometimes-odd, charming ways have touched many lives. I miss Bob, and I am truly honored to be able to show ScooterBob some adventures in Bob's honor.

This is my last day in Washington. Our schedule is full with grand kid sports, and our kids return today. Tomorrow, we fly back to Virginia. ScooterBob will enjoy another cross-country flight (on Alaska Air!).

I'll share more pics over the next week, and will be taking Bob on more adventures. For now, here are a few of my favorite pics from Victoria.

Fitting quote, eh?



  1. Kathy Bob touched many of us in a similar way. My life is much richer for his influence. Thanks for posting this.

    1. My pleasure! We've been having fun together. 😄

  2. What David said. Nice pics of ScooterBob.