Wednesday Photo- Harley by the River

One of the things I truly enjoy is riding my motorcycle to this spot so I can view the Rappahannock River.  To me, water is always tranquil and truly soothes the soul.  The river is truly alive and it is a reminder that we are just a small part of a much bigger world that is at work around us.  Although I feel like the Rappahannock tends to get abused with people leaving trash and just not taking care of it, it’s still a great spot to relax and explore.  If you look in the distance, you can see the snow and ice still rolling down the river from the snow storms we encountered this year in Virginia.  You may ask yourself, “Why would you ride a motorcycle when it is cold out?”  Honestly, it is an amazing experience.  Although sometimes it is a bit uncomfortable, you truly feel ALIVE!  But don’t worry, I get my fair share of Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts coffee to keep me warm!!

Harley by the River

Photo taken 2.2.2014 with a Nokia Lumia 1520

About Adventures in the Burbs (72 Articles)
I'm now considered a survivor. A survivor of what you may ask? For my entire life I have been a walking time bomb due to a visitor embedded in my brain called an AVM, or an Arteriovenous Malformation. I never actually knew I had it. My story of survival is so improbably and spectacular that it is worthy of an entire book in itself. I may have a post in here somewhere on my blog that covers it. In the end I’ve survived a brain hemorrhage, brain surgery and I’ve been left with Epilepsy and Left Side Neglect. Believe it or not, Left Side Neglect has been nothing less than a fascinating experience although I don’t recommend it for the feeble or weak minded. In the end that time bomb exploded yet I’m still here to put my adventures up on this blog and I will never let my survivor experience hold me back from life. Although I’m now considered a “Survivor”, throughout life I have been many things and it seems I have assumed many different identities along the way. For me life has been a zigzagging adventure woven with change and that change has always been good. I’m truly blessed as my life has been nothing short of amazing and my cup has always been overflowing even in the worst of times. I’ve had a good family, good friends, excellent mentors along the way and an amazing wife. Wonder if she will actually ever read this?? I’ve been a musician, a dishwasher, a pizza maker, a break-dancer, a skateboarder, a long haired metal head, a United States Marine, a husband, a father to many, a technologist, a college student, an adventure racer, a businessman, a manager, a leader, a crisis manager, a Harley Davidson enthusiast, a wannabe bourbon connoisseur, an amateur RV’er, an amateur blogger, an amateur writer, an amateur photographer, a thinker, a doer, a traveler, a wannabe digital nomad, an adventurer, and a remote worker. So as you can see I’ve maintained just a few identities….but what’s in an identity anyway. I know my identity as a “survivor” will not sum up my existence nor define me as a person. My name is Will and I am all of those identities listed above and then some. Hopefully you will join me on my journey. Do take Care, Will

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