Let the Adventures Begin!

I quit my job today!  Well, I actually quit about a month ago, it just became public knowledge today.  My last day is the 13th, although I am basically on vacation after this week – I’ll go to a few meetings as needed to help transition my stuff over to other people.  Here is the mail that I sent out today:

After working at Microsoft for half of my life, I’ve decided that it is time to leave the company and embark on a big adventure or two. My last day will be May 13th – however, I can’t do anything the easy way. Starting May 2nd, I’ll be in and out of the office, using up the last of my vacation. So, if you need to get a hold of me, try to find me by the end of this week.

So what are the adventures that I’m going to do? The primary one will be a big RV trip this summer – my oldest daughter is in high school, so I figure that this is going to be my last opportunity to do a trip like this with my entire family. I’ve done a couple of these in the past – a 50+ day one and a 30ish day one. This time around I’m shooting for about a 40 day trip. I don’t have a full itinerary yet, although we will hit Washington DC for sure, and the kids are pushing to go to the Harry Potter theme park in Orlando. Additionally, in the past year, I’ve started to get into motorcycle riding. Adventure riding in particular. I have a KLR 650, and once the snow melts (after I’m done with the RV trip), I’d like to do the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR). Of course I’d like to get a fishing trip or two in as well. If you want to follow along on the adventures, be sure to keep an eye on my adventure blog @ https://scottsk.wordpress.com .

If you need to contact me in the future, you can use my personal email address – scottsk@hotmail.com. Or bug me through facebook – http://www.facebook.com/scottsk.

Thanks for all the great memories!


Starting up the adventure blog again!

Well, I’ve been inspired to fire up the adventure blog again.  I’m planning on taking another long RV trip again this summer – add onto that my new motorcycle habit, plus fishing, hunting and all the other stuff that I do, I figure I’ll have plenty to write about.

I’ve started out by importing my other blogs from typepad and msn spaces, and then trimmed them down to just my adventurous trips.  There really only three significant ones at this point: a 2 1/2 month trip that i did in 2004, going from Seattle to Key West and back – I didn’t do a good job of finishing out the trip blog as Michelle points out in her last comment; a 2 week trip to Disneyland in 2005; and a 1 month trip down the Rockies and back up the west coast.

Another interesting trip that I have done, but didn’t blog about was a 3 day adventure ride on my KLR650 last fall…You can see some vidoes on my Dad’s blog.

Currently my next scheduled adventure is to Palm Springs in a couple of weeks.  Heading down with the kids for spring break, and will do some motorcycle riding while we are there.