Well as some of you know things didn't work out as planned. Conversations with Vancouver started after my house went up for sale in January. When I was in Vancouver in March for my parents 50th wedding anniversary I went in to our Vancouver office to make sure all was still ok. The IT department was also informed when I set out May 1st. My journey out to the West Coast was faster than expected, so I arrived a week early. Even so I was a bit surprised when going into the office and discovering nothing had been done to set up for my arrival. In fact they weren't even sure there was actually enough room for me.
I am a commission employee, so when I am on vacation I don't have any income. So 3 weeks on the road, and 2 weeks in Vancouver waiting around for my IT department to do the monumental task of putting 2 computers on a desk was my limit. Knowing I still had my computers on my desk in Toronto, I made a heart wrenching decision to ride back to Toronto. So after a very painful departure from my parents I headed out first thing Thursday morning, and rode 4500 kms in four days!!! I arrived in Toronto Sunday evening, and was back at my desk Monday morning.
My route was the fastest, most direct, line possible across the top of the USA. So the silver lining was I rode through a bunch of States I didn't think I would, and got to fill them in on my map: