Saturday, June 13, 2009

Fun day

Jim has been here since last Sunday evening, and it's rained almost every day since; today we finally got our chance for a motorcycle ride. I needed to be preparing for a brisket dinner we're having today, but I did want in on that ride. So off we went.

That's Cliff and Jim, ready to go. You'll have to take my word that it's Jim, because since his accident two years ago, he doesn't intend to have any part of his body exposed when he's riding. Including his face. He also has plenty of body armor under his clothing.

We had a nice ride, probably three hours all told. I held my camera upside down over my head and snapped this picture of Jim behind us.

Then I cropped it into more of a closeup and got this picture.

Cliff sprung for $100 for fireworks, and we celebrated the Fourth early. We usually have our gathering on or near July 4, so this was in keeping with our usual tradition.

That's granddaughter Monica, enjoying the fireworks.


Hollie said...

I'm glad that you were able to get in a ride finally! How sweet of Cliff to buy the fireworks! It looks like everyone is having a good time.

Paula said...

You're getting tricky with that camera. I would be wanting to hold on tight instead of holding a camera over my head.

Carlene Noggle said...

You are braver than I am Donna...taking a picture while riding!!! I am so happy for you having your son home for a while ...that little Monica is growing up isn't she???

Midlife Mom said...

We used to buy fireworks and enjoy them with the neighbors out in the front yard until the powers that bed made it illegal. Isn't that the pits? Glad you guys got to have some fun with them.

Celeste said...

Glad you are enjoying your visit with Jim!