Saturday, September 24, 2011

A good day indeed

Cliff's brother, Donald, called in the middle of last week to say he was going to ride his motorcycle (a Gold Wing) up here from his home in southern Kansas.  Cliff told him to call when he was ready to leave and we'd meet him halfway.  He called, we headed out.  We rode and rode and rode.  Finally we arrived at our meeting-place.


There he was, smoking and smirking.  He informed us that his calculations had been a little "off", and we'd gone forty miles past the true half-way mark.  Oh well, as we bikers like to say, "It's all about the ride!"
We got home shortly before 6 PM and Cliff's sister, our next-door neighbor, had lasagna ready for us.  Wow, can life get any better?  Where are you going to find a renter who cooks supper for you?


And a delicious supper it was!  Donald's wife wanted to be here, but she doesn't like to ride on a motorcycle.
We've missed our old motorcycle-riding buddies, Charlene (Cliff's younger sister) and Pat, her husband. They're way off in St. Louis these days.


But today Rena rode with Don on his bike, so we had some people to ride with.  Here you see Cliff, Don, and Rena ready to ride.  It was a blast.


Here they are behind us.  Oh, we took so many back roads and twists and turns, you wouldn't believe it.


If you'd like to ride along with us, here's a video.  I originally put a Merle Haggard tune with it (Are the Good Times Really Over For Good) but YouTube's copyright cops caught it.  So I did it over with an Iris Dement-John Prine song.  One thing about folks songs, they are so little-known that nobody cares about copyrights.   Enjoy the ride.


6 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Sounds like you had a great ride. What a dinner surprise. It must have been a nice treat to have someone else cook the meal. Fantastic video. I enjoyed the ride too.

Muhd Imran said...

Thanks for the ride. I enjoyed it!

Jon said...

I loved this. It was just like being there - - only I didn't get any bugs in my teeth......

darev2005 said...

That sounds like it was a very good day. And thanks for the ride. Didn't even have to mess my hair up!

Penny said...

Tried to view the ride, but it said it was private. Still, it looks like you had a great day. Blessings, Penny

Lori said...

Enjoyed the virtual ride and the music!