Crazy restless

Crazy-restless. That’s what the reporter for the N&O labeled me, but I ask you, is it me, Jan or both? When I first met Jan I was about to go on a week’s sailing trip to the Bahamas with my three kids and another family. Jan had never been on a sailboat, had only just met my kids (one at a time) but one date and she was ready to go. Then, when I had known Jan maybe a month, she suggested we buy a motorcycle together. She had never driven one and didn’t know how to use a standard transmission. Then there was her proposal to go work in Romania (1991) with me and the kids in tow. That ended just as soon as we went there  and took a look at heath and safety conditions. (It didn’t help that we had stopped in Paris on the way) And this around-the-world car race? I didn’t even know about it until she found it on the Great Race website. Jan says she just follows me, but I’m not so sure.


About ejhowle23

Authors and adventurers, participated in the World Race 2011, an automobile rally from New York to Paris, crossing three continents and 14,000 land miles. Following much the same route as the setting for our debut novel, The Long Road to Paris. This blog describes our own adventures and challenges. And now you can follow our Bahamas sailing adventure that provides the setting for our second novel, Night Watch. Our rally, the African Safari Challenge, crossed five countries in South Africa in May 2014 and in 2015 we participated in the second Trans-American rally this time from Nova Scotia to San Francisco. Spring of 2016 we travelled 28 days around Australia with friends from previous rallies and in the fall participated in our most exhausting rally through Argentina, Chili and Peru- the Rally of the Incas. We were awarded the Against All Odds award. We're still not sure if this was for us or our car. Stewball never broke down and we hardly did. We will soon take on Iceland as a self-drive tour and in the fall of 2017 we will participate in the Odyssey Italia and then back to Africa for a do-over (almost) of the Africa Safari Challenge.
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2 Responses to Crazy restless

  1. TBC says:

    If I were you, I wouldn’t be so sure either. You may be restless at Cup-A-Joe, but clearly, Jan has the energy level to keep you going!

  2. Laurie Horn says:

    That’s my cousin!!!!

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