Mr. Happy and The Biker Chef must have been good boys this year, despite their best efforts, because Santa brought the dvd of the documentary Long Way Round. Ewan McGregor and his mate Charley Boorman, along with a cameraman and support vehicles, road their motorcycles around the globe in 2004. I just heard about the adventure this past year from a friend. The Biker Chef had heard and read about it, but hadn’t seen the show. It’s fascinating. They start out in London, ride through Europe, on through Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, back into Russia and navigated the Road of Bones, flew over to Alaska, rode down through Canada, into the USA, with a stop in Minnesota, and ended the trip in New York City. Some of the “roads” in Mongolia and the Road of Bones disintegrated into nothing but rivers, mud, and bog. Watching them struggle through the nearly impossible terrain is exciting and inspiring. I’m sure they wondered many times why they were fools enough to even start the adventure!

Mr. Happy gives two thumbs up to Long Way Round
Mr. Happy loved Long Way Round and can’t wait to watch Long Way Down!

Which leads to the word for the year for The Biker Chef: Enthusiasm! It goes nicely with my words, Prosper and Fun, which I write about on my Play off the Page blog. 

Mr. Happy’s word? Enjoy! That’s what you do when you chose to be happy.

We all plan to enjoy the new year with enthusiasm and have fun while we prosper.

Have a very happy and adventurous 2014!!!!