Phinneywood resident Elisa Wirkala is returning home tonight after a 20,000-mile motorcycle journey across two continents and 14 countries.
Wirkala, a middle school Spanish teacher, began her journey on Jan. 1 on a 125cc motorcycle, traveling through North and South America. Her family in Ballard is throwing her a welcome home party tonight. Tbis fall Wirkala will teach at St. Joseph School in Capitol Hill.
You can read all about her adventures on her blog, TravelBugBlues.