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Old 09-19-2019, 02:39 PM   #101 (permalink)
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He means the man on the motorcycle that
reminded me of you Toad.
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:13 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Old 09-21-2019, 01:46 AM   #103 (permalink)
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That's the coolest cutiest little bikerchick i've
ever seen phoenix. Luv and props to that chickee....lol

Thank you...!!!!
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:03 AM   #104 (permalink)
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Okay toad.....are you living right around the corner
from us????? lol..

On our way home from the dentist this morning,
I spotted the man that reminds me of you at a corner
as we were turning. I again said to myself.....what the
heck....he sure looks like toad. Must be the trimmed
white beard he is sportin.

Oh well.....I still think its cool to see folks along our
journey that reminds of a friend. Someone we may
never meet in this life time. But their presence in recovery
if felt right here in SR.
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:41 AM   #105 (permalink)
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While washing our car yesterday, which is in the garage
with our Harley Road King, I sprayed water on the bike by
accident, but didn't mind if I did, because after wiping
the car down, I hopped right over to the bike to wipe
down the bike too.

I guess when one rides for any amount of time, one
becomes emotionally attached to their motorcycles. Right?

Well, that's how I feel. Event tho I never road a motorcycle
up until 10 yrs ago, all my experience I have had so far with
our Harley has become an emotional attachment to it.

While wiping it down, touching every part of it, I was reflecting
back to all our rides we had on it. From all the parts my husband
had replaced on it, to the seat he had specially made for my
comfort to the pedals I wanted and he installed.

To the different helmets we had, one with open face
to the one with a shield to installing music and micro
phones to listen and speak to each other. And all the
little sparkle gems I placed on my helmet myself for
the sun to shine down on them and other riders could
see us coming from afar.

The fuel tank he installed in the trunk to get us further
down the road so we could make our destination with fewer
stops.

Then the AA sticker and cross on the back of the trunk
and all the little gremlin bells for extra safety in mind.

The trailer we loaded and pulled behind us, to the big
trailer to load our bike for one of our trips. Just so many
memories we have stored in our hearts and minds in
just the 10 yrs we have been married together.

After I finished the bike, I returned inside and told
my husband I wiped down the car and motorcycle.
Then he chuckled saying he wished he had all the
energy I had.

I replied saying that if he could get back 10 yrs then
he would be were I am today, the same age I met him
10 yrs ago. He was 60 and I 50. So, at the age 60, he was
full of energy when I met him and with me 10 yrs younger,
he had even more energy to keep up with me.....lol

Over the 10 yrs he has had several surgeries for his
back and neck as well as by pass surgery. So much has
been done, but he is still moving. Slowly and steady
today.

Anyway.....i'm so happy to have had that time together
on our beautiful two tone dark red Road King, but also
sadden because time is limited on it today.

Part of me is wants to ride with the wind and I
still get excited when I see others riding along
side us while we are in the car, just like today.

There was another man riding, just enjoying
the ride in the still warm wind. We pulled almost
even with him on the passenger side and all I
wanted to do is roll my window down and chit chat
with him. But didnt.

Anyway.....I think I will always have an emotional
attraction to motorcycles and extremely grateful
to have ridden in the amount of time that we did.

Happy riding and keep your memories alive in your
heart, mind and soul.
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Keep that Road King fired up and every now and then take it for a ride. Keep the moving parts moving. Fall is a great time to ride, jacket weather. Here's the deal about seeing someone who looks like me on a bike, ..... we all look alike. Most of the guys I ride with in the Patriot Guard Riders and Combat Veterans are men with Harley's, Indians and Gold Wings, in their 60's and 70's with little trimmed white beards, Some also have long hair and long beards also....many are veterans.
Take the riding course again and jump on that Hog, put the ole man on the back and get into the wind. Ain't nothing wrong with riding B***h as long as he's with the wife and in the wind.

I listen to a Radio station everyday from Baton Rouge.....Son Life Radio (JSM) I have supported that ministry every since I got saved doing time in 1983....I thank God and AA for my life today.
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Old 09-26-2019, 02:43 AM   #108 (permalink)
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Hey Toad....

Your right about keeping the Harley fired up and
running. And Fall riding....Love it. Even talking
about it gets me soooo excited.

I am glad our Road King has been triked out to
have more than 2 wheels. That way both of us
feel extra safe when riding and turning curves.

Anyway.....

For today, we take it a day at a time. Doing the
next best thing or the next thing we can handle
for the moment. Soooo many things to do or want
to do that there isn't enough hours in the day to
do them.

Sooooo, for now, my teeth are better and no pain
to speak of. Thank You Lord. For 3 weeks I had no
idea what was causing this excrutiating pain until
the dentist found the culprit.

He treated a root that had infection, sealed the
drill hole and the pain has subsided tremendously.
Whew...!!!!

So with that done, and our 15 plus yr tv and microwave
that recently went caput now replaced, almost took our
plans away for a much needed Fall trip away....well.....it
looks promisingthat we will take it after all. Finger cross
that nothing else goes wrong, or that our Father has other
plans for us instead.

We place all our situations and daily life into His
hands for guidance and protection so that the worry
factor is left out of the equation, doing it all to the
best of our human sober ability of course.

Anyway....

I am familiar with the radio station even tho I
have never listened to it. I do remember the
Ministry that was set up near the radio station
not to far from us and had JS and his wife's names
on each of their buildings.

Seems like yesterday when they were in the
news and such and yet it was years ago that
are now past memories but a part of our towns
history.

There is still a college campus there for those
studying ministry. A nice campus facility.
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Old 09-26-2019, 06:13 AM   #109 (permalink)
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Hooray for tooth pain relief, and I'm thrilled that you still might be able to take that Fall trip!
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Thanks Astro....Much appreciated as always.

How are things going for you out your way?

Have you experienced vacationing in Colorado
and the Rocky Mts. yourself with family?
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It has been a long time since I've been to CO sharon, and my son decided to move to Seattle instead of Boulder so I may not get there for awhile but you just never know.

The heat is finally winding down in AZ, I'm looking forward to a squirrel hunting camp next week and an overnight hike with my son the weekend after that. When it cools off here we get outdoors!
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Seattle is another place I've wanted to visit but
haven't gotten that far north on that side of the
country. Been to Washington DC and all the states
on that side where my son resides.

We sometimes watch Treehouse Masters and
the host and builder Pete Nelson takes us to places
up north in Seattle where we can see what it looks
like right there on our tv.

I think it's a pretty wet state tho for all the rain they
get. Right? Still, its pretty country and way up north
in the corner.

For now, we are heading to the Rocky's and see
some pretty mts. and a nice little get away for a
few days down the road. Looking for cooler weather
as it has been relentless here with extending high
tempts in the 90's.

It's time for that to move on outta here.
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Ohhh yeah Seattle is definitely wet. It rained for most of the weekend when we were there recently. I love it though, I enjoy wet and cold sometimes.

I hope you have a wonderful trip to Colorado and enjoy much cooler weather. Yeah, bring on those low temps and Fall foliage!
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Hey Bikers in recovery and friends.

Anything good going on where you guys live?

It's October and yes I see a few bikers still out there
on the road taking in all the warm weather we are
having before winter arrives.

Don't worry, I still get excited when I see them.
Well, it's the excitement I feel knowing they are
enjoying their ride out on the open road. Something
I along with many of you guys understand and
know for real because we have all experienced
it too. Right?

Okay guys, I need to transition from riding our
motorcycle on a trip to that in a car. What to wear
and pack that's not Harley gear.....lol

When we take a trip, everything is packed
compacted and tight. We wear our jeans and
boots and leather jackets, gloves, face mask
when it's really cold to keep our faces from
falling off from the cold wind hitting it.

This is our first trip in the car and we are heading
to Colorado where the tempts will be colder than
what we are no where near at here in Baton Rouge.

We are still dressing light, shorts, flip flops, even
swimsuits to cool off from working in the garden.

Now, ive got to transition my mind and think
cold.....which is cool and fun to look forward too.

Sooooo, since I dont wear jeans unless im riding
on the bike, I live in dresses. Yep, Im a real southern
belle.....lol Anyway.....to wear pants or jeans would
be uncomfortable to live in everyday. I got to be
free and flowing. Nothing binding.

Now, I have to think about staying warm in a
dress now. Okay, it's a jean skirt and it will have
weight to it and will be as long as my ankles to
keep my legs warm.

okay, just writing about this here is giving me
some good ideas as to what I can wear on this
trip to colder weather. Hmmmm...….decisions
decisions.....

For guys, its a no brainer, right????

Good news tho, no teeth pain which is the
best news now for us. Husband is also in good
shape and will be ready to drive us to higher
elevation.

We cant wait to be there in the Rocky Mts. With
cooler tempts. as you can see from the link I will
post below, you can follow what we will be experiencing
when we arrive next Sun. 30 minutes outside of
Estes Park.

This park is what we are going to check out and
see what that beautiful part of the country has to
show us like Elk or Moose and other wildlife this
time of the year.

https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l...95d07735866096

I will have my laptop with me like I normally do
when we take a trip so I can keep connected to
SR and let you guys knew what all we are seeing
and experiencing on another amazing sober trip.

Car this time, no motorcycle. Still should be interesting
and fun. Right?
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Lots of fleece, convertible pants, wool hats, hiking boots and sandals, moccasins for casual wear, oh and flannel too. Well, that's what I'd pack for CO! Lol. Have a wonderful time, all of Colorado is very beautiful.
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Better take a coat and light jacket....if you don't mind looking frumpy wear sweats or jogging pants while in the car for comfort.....on your way there travel through the Ozarks mountains of Arkansas and Missouri if you have time.
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Hey guys.... Here I am...

Here's the plan.....2 full days of driving in the car....lol

Charlie says that traveling in the car mile wise
is somewhat different. So he's trying to calculate
the millage of the car instead of what he was use
to when planning our trips on the Road King.

All the trips on the bike we alternated between
a reg. gas tank to a large one my husband installed
in the truck of the back of the add on. We triked
it out to give us more stability at our age.

Anyway....When riding a motorcycle you stop
more frequently than you do in the car. Right?

Sooooo, we will go thru Dallas to Oklahoma City
the first day, then from there to Loveland where
we will be 30 minutes outside Estes Park, which
is where we really wanted to stay.

But due to unexpected expenses lately, we almost
weren't gonna go anywhere. But we had to scrap
the trip to Mt. Rushmore/Sturgis, then to Montana
and Yellowstone.

Now, we feel blessed to be able to take a smaller
trip to the Rockies for a few days plus. Yay...!!!!

You just never know what may happen. I mean,
one can plan all you want, but that doesn't necessarily
mean it will follow thru. Right?

So we planned, then things happened and then....
we found out this little trip was workable and
we wont be in debt either. Just keeping it simple
and affordable.

Thanks toad for the suggestions on traveling
comfortable. It will be warm for most of the
trip until we reach Colorado. Then 3 days of
cold before we head back home and enjoy our
Fall weather before Winter arrives.

Got a lot to look forward to when we return
with transitioning my Summer garden to Winter.
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