That's right...a few days back I registered to take the NCLEX on JUNE 15! No joke.....8am start time down in Richmond, Virginia. Time is of the essence. Been spending the hours studying nursing information, trip planning, piling gear in Shane's old room...and biking seein how summer like the spring has been feeling, with the exclusion of today (rain, overcast, mid 50's, etc).
June 15th --> NCLEX exam
June 18th/19th --> flying from Dulles airport out to Portland, Oregon (just waiting on sister to confirm the flight date since that was my graduation gift from her...thanks Elizabeth!)
June 20th (?) --> start biking
I've been disecting the maps looking for major attractions/parks/rivers/forests where i might want to log a "zero" mileage day and soak things in. It's overwhelming, to say the least, how much there is to see...how many rivers there are to fish.
Tomorrow (Saturday) I"m biking from Harrisonburg, Va to Charlottesville, Va to do a 'trial' ride...it's only gonna be 65 miles or so...but i figure it'd be a good tril to see what it's like to bike with a full load of gear strapped on. It has a good climb up Afton Mountain so i can see how the balance/weight feels going up...and then down the mountain.
I'll just sleep over at Loretta's palce for the night, play some tunes with the Vitts and then bike back to the 'burg on Sunday to carry on with my studying antics.