Tuesday, April 13, 2010

An unexpected motorcycle ride

I realize I'm not updating my blog as often as I normally do; it's just that real life is so busy and good lately that I can't get myself to take the time to blog.  Yesterday morning I had some ideas, but the granddaughters were here; by the time they got off to school, Cliff was up.  
Then the day took a decided turn for the better.
Cliff had taken a vacation day yesterday so he could go watch the monthly tractor auction at Clinton; his older brother was going to accompany him.  I figured this was a sign from heaven for me to finally do some housecleaning.  I wasn't excited at the prospect, but some things just need to be done.
Cliff called his brother, who had changed his mind about going.  "I thought you'd be going for a motorcycle ride, on a pretty day like today."
Cliff got off the phone, mentioned "motorcycle ride", and I said, "Hey, that's a great idea!"
I packed our usual hobo lunch along with a thermos of coffee, and we were off.

Once there, Cliff tried on a couple of old tractors for size.

I kid you not, I have never seen so many pickup trucks in one parking lot in my life.

We didn't even stay to watch any tractors sell; around noon we left, found a city park near the Katy Trail, and ate lunch.  It was as perfect a day for a ride as we've had in months.  I'm embedding a video of the ride, which will probably bore you silly if you try to watch it all; but it will show you how lovely Missouri can be in the spring.  The redbuds are in full bloom and the trees are greening up.  I added Dean Martin singing what I consider to be my theme song, so that adds some flavor to it.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's grand that you got out on a beautiful day. House work will wait but nice days won't. It's raining here today so house work it is for me.

Lisa said...

Sounds like a great day to me. A good bike ride and checking out old tractors. Seriously, I LOVE old tractors! I used to ride but we sold our bikes a few years ago and haven't replaced them. I miss them this time of year and when I hear others talk about riding.
Happy (and safe) riding!

madcobug said...

Thanks for taking us along on your ride. Looked like the perfect day to do it. All that greenery everywhere is beautiful. That song just hits the spot for a lazy ride. Helen

Anita said...

Did I see a couple of trailer homes being transported? :)
Glad you had such a wonderful day.