Day 8 - July 8th Saturday
Distance travelled for the day - 0 km
Total distance for trip - 4623 km
Route - Day Off
I spent the morning shopping in North Vancouver for supplies for the rest of my trip. I decided to get some ear plugs on the recommendation of a friend. My motorcycle is not loud compared to a Harley but the wind combined with the motorcycle is deafening. I also picked up some lip balm for my chapped lips from the ride.
Saturday afternoon my friends threw me a BBQ party. In attendance were about 20 adults and kids. After hamburgers and hotdogs the kids prepared a surprise for me. First they unveiled this poster, created as a tribute to my ride. It shows the good and bad weather, the highway, the signs along the way and a special wish for the ride back, "Good Luck in da States!"
Then they sang a song accompanied by a ukulele. The song is still spinning around in my head, "Riptide", by Vance Joy https://g.co/kgs/5w3NAz
Following the performance the kids interviewed me on my trip asking questions about the events along the way.
A good time was had by all.