It’s been a long time since I shared any news about Ombabika, perhaps the most unique place mentioned in the whole song. Get ready for that to change! First up is this thrilling post from my friend and compatriot, Mike. Mike and I are on the same quest to Everywhere and our stories intersected fortuitously. This post will detail his adventure in visiting Ombabika. The big question is: Will Mike find the fabled Ombabika cemetery?
Fifteen Friends to Ontario
This is a BIG post. It answers the question: How many people does it take to get Brett across the continent? Through 5 states, 2 provinces, 4 time zones and 2,400 miles; I continue to be carried along by the generosity of others. These were cold days with warm friends. Also in this post, I will present an extensive Realtime Update about what’s been happening with me, revealing the details of my new job and reveling in the success of my favorite football team.
All the Best in the Northwest
Our journey continues through Washington state and up into Vancouver, British Columbia. These were days of rest, recuperation, reconnecting and rapport. This is the final deep breath before the sprint to the finish.
Crater Lake, for Pete’s Sake
Crater Lake, place 91 of 92 is up. This was a time of cold rides, warm fires, helpful friends and a distinct pink coat. Though snowy weather is never something I would ask for on a motorcycle trip, wintry features in this wonderful place only increased its beauty.
The Dusty Winnemucca Road
It’s finally time! The most recognizable location in the whole song is our next target. Winnemucca is the first place mentioned in our song, but it would be number 90 of 92 in my order. I came to this place with huge expectations and this little community with the anomalous name did not disappoint.
Sparkling in Reno
Reno, the first place mentioned in Verse 1, is up! This is a place with a fascinating history, bright future and a very hospitable family. In this post Sonic gets his legs back, I get one of my favorite pictures of my whole journey, and I refrain from shooting a man just to watch him die… I already visited Folsom Prison.
Panning and Prison
Our journey continues through the central valley of California. In this update, we hunt for gold, get stuck in Folsom Prison and come to the realization that a homemade scuba diving suit is probably not a good idea.
Fields and Trees
On the road again in California! The city of Bakersfield is the next place on our list. Additionally, an old friend comes to visit and we attempt to hug some sequoia trees. Have you ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?
The saga is coming to a close. This post is a realtime update about how I foresee the final days of our journey.
‘Tis But a Scratch
As we venture deeper into California, things sort of start falling apart. Sonic sends a leg flying and Annie suffers her most significant set-back of the journey. But all of these impediments are merely flesh wounds, as we continue limping on towards the finish line.