This retirement thing is slowly sinking in. Two weeks on the road with the Mini Mate in sun, rain and damn snow was a good tease for myself and I am already dreaming of next year. Depending on getting my house up for sale and when that occurs, I was doing some thinking about what and where I want to go next summer. I want to do a lazy four corners. Starting with a rally in Tennessee mid-May, down to Florida, across to California, up to Tofino and back doing a lot of tourist zig zagging and taking in a number of ST1300 owner rallies. I'm looking at 9-10 weeks out on the road and I will be back before the southern US starts to cook. Guess I had better renew my passport. The US border guard let me in with just my NL driver's license but coming back, the Canadian border guard did not like it even with only a 3 month old photo and thankfully I had my Quebec birth certificate on me. There is no photo on that! Anyway, who's getting the itch and starting to plan for next year?