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.
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.