About as spontaneous as my touring can get any way. When am I starting? Saturday! I'd have left earlier except a vet appointment for the dog today and my SIL visiting on Friday. Where am I going? No clue! I've picked a place my husband wants to check for fishing and he'll drop me off when he goes to look at it. After that, I'm just going to work my way back toward home via landmarks I want to see while avoiding busy roads. How long will I be gone? As long as I feel like. Hopefully at least 2 nights of camping out.
Due to a badly injured ankle and a sick dog that's needed care while my husband is away on business, I've been climbing the walls. The weather has been teasing me by being near perfect for touring. Mostly clear or flawless skies during the day, only getting into the low 40's at night and 65-70 during the long Swedish days that are getting only longer. The need to get onto the open roads has been itching under my skin like I rolled in nettles.
My husband has been a saint to put up with my grouchy cabin-fever, but finally he drove out into the countryside last Saturday to kick me and my ride out with a stern warning not to call him for at least 2 hours. It was an awesome day! Clumps of storm clouds and Swedish countryside florishing with the colors of green as I pedaled around a lake made for breath-taking scenery. Since my ankle held up okay to my short walks around the 14th century churches to look for rune stones, I decided before the end of that ride I'd leave for a tour in the next week.
So, I've been pampering the ankle while looking at maps and packing list this week. I'll start packing my Burley trailer today. I'm giddy with excitement as I've been looking forward to touring this year since last year. Wish me luck that some other disaster doesn't come along and stop me!