The trip will set a record for us with 1,600+ miles. I spent day 5 with my board colleagues in committee meetings of the OCLC Board of Trustees. I am privileged to serve on the executive and finance committees and to chair the technology planning committee. On Day 6 the OCLC board meeting convened early and concluded at 1 PM. After changing back to casual wear, we departed New Albany, OH at 2 PM and headed south from Columbus and then east into West Virginia. The scenery was very nice as we wound our way through the ridges and mountains. After 300 miles of riding, we arrived in Wytheville, VA around 8 PM. We had a nice dinner at a restaurant in an old hotel in the historic town. (I added a few pictures to my Facebook timeline.)
We knew Day 7 would be challenging. We departed Wytheville at 9:30 AM, and it was already hot. By noon the temperature was 98 degrees. Each gas stop was a chance to drink some water and avoid dehydration from the incredible heat. We made our way through Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, and entered Georgia around 5 PM. Clouds were threatening, but we only experienced a few sprinkles. We arrived in Savannah at 5:30 and had a nice dinner at Houlihan’s. Day 8 will be a 200 mile ride to Palm Coast, FL, and we will leave Savannah early to avoid forecasted thunderstorms around noon.
The Attitude LLC blog is mostly about healthcare and technology, but there are quite a few stories about motorcycling. I hope readers will tolerate this trip log. When I get to Florida, I plan to be hard at work on the upcoming Election Attitude book, which I am planning to publish during the summer.