This question arose over the ham on Easter, "When are you going to be in the Black Hills?" Seems my brother and his family are taking a week off in June to go to a favorite spot on the planet. I had thought of leaving straight for the Hills to get a jump on the ride West, but last week's weather had me thinking of alternate plans, the one I came up with would put me in the Black Hills about the same time, and I'd see some of middle America, ride some of the Katy Trail, and the Cowboy Trail.
I've read journals on CGOB where friends and family come out and join up with tourers on their travels. It would be fun to see my brother, it might offer a chance to unload some stuff, or bring some stuff out, and food, and a hotel... Are these meet in greets important to you, and do you make special accommodations for them when planning a tour?