The joke is finally up, months of waiting and in the early hours this morning we arrived in Albuquerque NM! My name is Jon Ward and I have known Aaron since I was a baby. We used to fly model airplanes when we were kids which I wasn't that into back then but now we now fly real airplanes (I really just ride) and I am becoming a fan. Our love for cars/motorcycles has always been a constant throughout our friendship which got me into this predicament. Marty came into my life around 2003 when Aaron introduced me he was sprawled out on the couch with a blanket and barely one eye open, all he said was "hey, nice to meet you" and went back to sleep. We worked together at TDS up until 6 or 7 months ago and haven't seen to much of each other. This morning in our hotel room it reminded me of the time that we first met... Marty sprawled out with a blanket over him and barely one eye open at 8:30 am.
We always talked about doing a trip like this but it never came into reality until this year. It was a great timing for me because now I am married with 2 beautiful boys and another one on the way due in August (My wife is great for allowing me to come!). Nevertheless I have had some serious doubts about coming on this trip, but I am here now and ready to get on Route 66 with a new gem.