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Please check out my "Go Fund me" page and if you feel like helping out, that'd be pretty damn awesome. My thanks in advance and make sure you remember to check out my blog for the updates I'll be posting a long the way... Click here for Tad's "Go Fund me" page.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

“Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see. We walk in our sleep and teach our muscles to work without thinking and I dare you to walk where you have not yet walked and I dare you to notice. Don’t try to get anything out of it, because you won’t. Don’t try to make use of it, because you can’t. And that’s the point. Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realise that that is enough to be happy. There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it.” -Charlotte Ericksson

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Testing equipment.

More pics of what I am up too. (dog tax included)
   Starting to really get the equipment. Tested my donated tent the last few days in the rain and storms. Worked like a charm. I also have lanterns, and solar power(updating on the road). Started a journal to help me remember things for writing about later. (a book, maybe) Really can't wait to get going.
   Been following also. (on FB too) I admire what he is doing and wouldn't mind meeting up with him on the way. He is on his way from CT but I don't see him making the mountains before snow flies. He might have to stop and restart in the spring. I am really hoping he makes it.
  I am still worried about finances but I do believe things will work out. I am leaving in April no matter what but if things were to work out I would, for sure, leave earlier. Donate button below if you want.
    (Updates on FB, Tad Douglas, and my as well as this blog.)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Well. To begin. To start a whole new way of life.

     I am Tad. I am 55 yrs old. I have two wonderful grown children. I helped raise another child. I have a grand baby. I am a veteran. See me on FB if ya wanna know more.
    I have worked at mostly crappy jobs my whole life. I am not complaining, just sayin'. I am about to change that. I am going to live my dream!
   Starting this coming April '16, I am going to ride my bicycle, pulling a trailer, to Seattle WA. I am going to do it. It will be hard but I know I can do it.
    All my life I have dreamed of being on my own. Living on the road. Riding with the wind. Not a bum or hobo but, a Gypsy, a wanderer, a citizen of everywhere. To travel the small towns and meet the people. To watch the stars and planets in the night sky. To skinny dip in the lakes and rivers. Smell the dew in the morning. To live. To be who I am, not what is expected.
   I plan to camp along the way. My home will be where my heart is. I have a trailer for my bicycle to carry all that I will need. Tent, sleeping bag, books, clothes, food, water, etc. The bike has bags too.
    I intend to still 'work' as I go. This blog,, and odd jobs will, hopefully, keep me going. If I have to, or I like a place I am at, I could even get a regular job for a while.
    I am going to eat off the land, if possible. Since I will be making a point of staying in warm weather year round, there will be an abundance of wild and domesticated fruits and vegetables out across this great land of ours. I am studying that. Forget hunting though. That's what stores are for!  lol   I am going to live on the road, I ain't gonna move up in the mountains!  haha
     I am so tired of our society and what it has become. The money ruled world. Corporations running things. Government control. Always paying someone for something. Rules rules rules. I want to live as myself.
    I am really scared to do this. It is a total change in thinking. And living. I know I can do it but it is still scary. I believe I am not the first or the only one out there to think this way or do it. I think there will be a different group of people on the road who will be there doing about the same thing. A sub-culture we don't see, because we are not out there. People who will be friends. A society of it's own.
    When I get rolling I will be regularly posting updates and pictures of the ride. Until then I will post updates on preparations. Got a lot to figure out and also stay in shape through he winter. This is gonna be great!!