1.10.2008

Ciao For Now

Some things have come up which necessitate putting this blog and the stories of my ride on hold. It's not over, nor forgotten, just on pause while I finish some other projects. I'll be back in the fall.

EDITED 12/8: Yes, I know it's winter, it's a blizzard out my window at the moment. Am touched that many of you are eager for more installments, however, I am trying to survive my life right now, and until my band of clones gets delivered, I would appreciate your patience. Posts will resume when they do.

50 comments:

GaryK said...

Fall?!! Say it ain't so! How about an update before you go...to keep us readers hanging around?

Keera Ann Fox said...

That's going to be a long wait, Shreve. :-) See you later!

heather m. said...

yes, i too am hungering for more! you are such an inspiration, shreve. keep on keepin' on. we'll wait as long as it takes!

Anonymous said...

Shreve, best of luck with these projects. I am sorry not to be able to read your blog for a while. I will await your return. I am sure you will have good reasons for this.
I wish you all the best.
Best regards from the Netherlands.

Anonymous said...

I hope the hiatus is because you're putting these stories into a book! :) You're a great writer and photographer, I really enjoy the stories and photos both here and at the Daily Coyote. Thanks for sharing!

Amy in Somerville said...

Nooooooooo!

Fall seems very far away.

*sigh*

Daily Coyote will have to suffice.

Anonymous said...

Isn't that a little selfish, and against what you're whole blog is about? Have a good time, I won't be back.

Peter said...

First time here! What a trip! Something I could only dream about! You did it!

harold hollingsworth said...

Will wait patiently, your travels, words and pictures are inspiring! I have you linked on my blog, so Fall it will be!

darla said...

I'll wait, too, Shreve. I love both of your blogs.

Lynn said...

As long as you're coming back, it's ok...I want to hear the rest of this story...just PLEASE don't stop blogging on the daily coyote...I don't know if I could handle that... ;)

Shayla Myst said...

To anonymous - Selfish? You've got to be kidding! The simple fact that she has already shared so much of her heart, soul and energy with all of us tells me quite clearly that Shreve isn't selfish. What are you doing with your life to create such a lack of fellowship.

Shreve, if you read this, you truly are an inspiration. To live life. To really live life. And because of this, I've made a decision myself to make a big change in my life over the next 2-3 years (have to plan carefully since I have two kids).

Thank you so much for the beauty you've shared with us.

Blessings,
Shannon McD.

Sravana said...

Hey Shreve,
I finally sat down and read this whole blog - I look forward to reading the rest.

I have a feeling I know what at least *one* of those projects is, and I cannot *wait* for the results... :)

Back to Daily Coyote. I'm mad for Charlie!

Rita Mosquita said...

Anonymous is self centered and ridiculous.

Personally, I am going to miss your work, your talent. My hope is that you are being recognized and compensated.

I can't wait until you are back.
Best Wishes!

William James Croft said...

Hooray, her new book is due this fall!

William James Croft said...

Hmm, weird, Blogger renamed the link I left above, click on the link "12:08 PM" to see the story on Shreve's new book.

Clarissa said...

I just want to say that while reading this, I have laughed, cried, and am totally envious of it all. I have always wanted to take the ultimate road trip and never come back. I wait patiently to read more.
TTFN

Ale- said...

eheh, Shreve, have a nice time.
L'Insetto Scoppiettante is waiting till fall to read more stories about you and your Vespa! Oh, and your photographic gear...! that Q&A post was really interesting!

ciao!

Ale-

Alkanen said...

To the anonymous coward above:
Who's the selfish one? The young woman who has to deal with life, or a whining idiot who demands said woman to ignore her own life in order to amuse him?

It annoys me to no end that people who stop giving are called selfish, but people who never cease to take aren't.

T. said...

WOW. what a cool blog Shreve. I only wish I found it sooner.

I'll be linking back to you at Vespas For Sale

PK125XL said...

Check out my new blog: http://vesping.blogspot.com
All about vespas!!!

Ale- said...

unfortunately I just checked and it doesn't work at all...
is it a typo?

Ale- said...

yes, it is. you misspelled "vespAing" and wrote "vesping" !

PK125XL said...

Sorry, sorry, sorry...
VESPAING.BLOGSPOT.COM

Ale is right, misspelled, and forgot the A in vespaing.

Thanks and hope you guys like it.

m said...

I was initially attracted to your site by the curious attraction that draws me to fellow female motorists. I ride a little bigger, a Ninja250, but the thrill is all the same. Your photos are gorgeous. I'm looking forward to the continuation of your story. Ride safe.

BumbleVee said...

came over from the coyote blog...oh, man... I will have to read this one tomorrow...my eyes just can't look at anymore tonight.... darn it.

Beautiful pics of Charlie... and, honestly, how could you not save a little ball of fluff like that? ... I, for one am glad that you were around for him. Continued success...

westcharles said...

oh, you are my hero- everything amazes me-- your experiences, your ability, where you live (wyoming... *sigh), Charlie... all of the above. I want to be you

Ray said...

Hey, your blog is fantastic. I found it researching a ride I'm planning, Portland, OR to New Haven, CT stopping in San Diego and Austin TX on a Yamaha Vino 123. I have a zillion questions, but my biggest hang up is the idea of setting up camp off the side of the road. Is that what a lot of long term scooter riders do or did you motel it every night? The answer I'm sure is in the archives, but if you felt like giving me a hand it would be greatly appreciated. My email is thenewzero@aol.com. Thanks again, if nothing else your blog will be insanely helpful in planning my adventure.

Anonymous said...

What an inspiration you are--thanks so much.

After living abroad for a couple of years, I am currently dreaming of coming back to the US for a cross-country trip. A decade ago I spent six months meandering through the West and like you, found good people and amazing experiences at every turn. Thanks for the reminder of what life can be like, if you let it!

Vespa Scooter Fan said...

Fall! Che peccatto! (What a pity in Italian)

A Beautiful Mind said...

Come back, Shreve! August is almost over... September 22nd is the official first day of Fall 2008, but, as much as I love Charlie, I miss hearing about your trip. Hurry up and return! Your vespa vagabond posts are missed.

shreve said...

beautiful mind - soon, SO soon - I miss this too.......

vespageek said...

Bummer! I just found your blog in a search for photography and Vespas and have really enjoyed your writing and photos. I guess I'll keep checking for updates in the fall.

Jen said...

I started at the beginning just a few days ago when I found the link from Daily Coyote and can't wait to read more about your trip and see your photos. I had a hard time holding back tears at times...I was so inspired and in awe of both your writing and the trip itself. And the photography with no digital...amazing.

Chus said...

This is what I think: First day of Fall 2008

Dane said...

Winter will be upon us soon!

John McClane said...

It's winter now.

Anonymous said...

Fall has come and gone, can we at least get an idea of when you might resume?

Thanks!

Mark said...

Are all those photos taken by yourself ? If so, then I'm impressed they're great !

Anonymous said...

Dude.

(I know you're a chick.)

Most folks want to cruise, or stay in some 5 Star...eat w/ fine china and silverware....

Inverse that delusion.

Reading about your dream.

Thumbs up girlie.

Your blog kicks ass.

Mussette said...

It is still fall. Winter officially starts on the solstice, December 21st. A gentle reminder to all who seem upset, she didn't say fall of which year!

I am joyously amazed she finds time to blog between chopping wood, carrying water, caring for a cat, a dog, a horse, a coyote, (and maybe a cow), writing a book, and building fires. Oh, and building a house so she has running water in winter, which, did I mention, is not officially here yet? :)

Thank you Shreve, for living your life, and taking the time to write about it. I would love to read the rest of your story. If that never happens, my wish for you is you are too busy enjoying this chapter of your life to find time to write of it.

Baron's Life said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours.
Enjoyed your posts this year and looking forward to continue doing so in 2009
All the Best

Nani said...

I wish I would have your blog when you were traveling... LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

Not to ride on your site, but I just started a cheap travel/vagabond type blog myself at http://www.barewallettravel.com

Paul Lindenberg said...

Shreve, most excellent. I have read your "Daily Coyote" - lots of fun and life. Thank you.
Mmm. I'm waiting for your book (make it an e-book) about the Vespa Vagabond - this will be good, along with your images.
Paul Lindenberg
EDITOR eDIGImag®

modem_jockey said...

Dear Shreve,

All the users of the Piaggio X8/X9 Riders Club in Spain loved your blog and your trip. You are more than welcome to just show up one day here and go riding across Europe.

Hugs and keep riding!

Fern

Julien said...

Hello,
If you still keen on vespa trip, have a look here, this young man is crazy... http://www.audeladufarghestan.fr/

Torri said...

Hope all is good - The Coyote is well and free - and that summer finds you thawed out from all the snow!

Eagerly await the rest . . .

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