Mailbag Monday #5
Today_we_continue our Mailbag Monday series…
How are you doing? Do you like riding so far? my name is Gavin. I like to drive 4 wheeler. It’s awesome! I like to drive fast on the 4 wheeler. Where do you live?
I am doing very well. After a 14 hour ferry ride across the Sea of Cortez, we are on mainland Mexico in the city of Mazatlan. We left La Paz on a massive cargo ship. Hundreds of people, along with their vehicles (a majority of which were loaded semi trucks) rode with us. Accommodations were limited, so many people slept on the open deck. Aside from the fact that we pitched our tent near the railing on the port side of the ship, it was an ordinary night for us (except when the wind and waves would rock the boat!). Many were envious of our accommodations, which rarely happens!
I like to drive 4 wheeler, too! Sometimes I wish my bike had a motor and throttle. Descending hills and catching a tail wind are exhilarating. They often fulfill my need for speed, too! Before leaving on this trip, I lived at home where I grew up outside of Starkweather, ND. Now, I live as a nomad on the road. Most nights are spent in our tent off the road in pastureland or local’s yards, and some are spent in homes when we are invited. After countless nights in a tent on a small air mattress, I will always be thankful for the comforts of a bed in the shelter of a home. Thank you for your letter, Gavin and have a wonderful Christmas!