I was sitting in a restaurant this morning that was just busy enough for me to listen to some of the conversations going on around me. It seemed like everyone was complaining about someone or something around them. Is that all we focus on any more? Seems more of the blogs are getting that way also. It is very refreshing when someone is complemented about what they do or say.
There are many on here that I enjoy the jokes or words of wisdom. I may not respond to them but it is so good to just read and sit back to see the responses.
Keep it going all of you.
I checked my phone before going to work last night to find a message had been left for me. It was my boss from my last job that I left just over a year ago. I had been there for five years. He told me that one of my coworkers that I worked on many a project with had a heart attack at work Thursday and passed away.
I knew him very well, the whole group of us had gotten quite close. During the summers we all camped out at least once a month and during the winters we had many group dinners with our families.
I had just talked with him a couple of weeks ago and we were planning a camp out for next month. It is just making me reflect on what I am doing. He was one year younger than me. I am going to the service Tuesday for him. How long should a person wait to go back and talk with the others that I worked with? I am sure I is effecting them also.
I have a friend here that just told me she is going in to her doctor on Monday for a biopsy. A thyroid tumor. She is not so much a biker, but I have given her a ride several times with her husbands blessing. Doc gives her a 50% chance of the big C. Just praying for the best for her, the not knowing is tearing her apart. Along with her husband and two kids.
We just had an impromptu poker run today. To me it seemed very short. How many miles do you figure go on your poker runs?
Today we only went 85 miles. Longest one I went on was 525 miles. Most that we have are around 130 - 140 miles.
Was just wondering about an average for you?
Any day out riding is good.
Our local paper just did an article on the teens doing a summer job of Detassling. Not sure if you have ever heard of it but it is one of the toughest job on the teens here. I used to raise seed corn and each summer we would have about 10 school buses filled with kids to do the detassling. By the end of 3 weeks we would be down to about 1 bus load left. All the others would quit.
What is one of the toughest jobs you have had?
We need recognition for those who attended. A couple I can think right off.
Suz and Steve - Best host.
Every one there. - Best of friends.
Hogtie - Ziplock - Three Strikes. and many more - best name.
Any more? Please go on.
Should I shouldn't I.
I should just go to see what is happening.
Ok I'm making reservations.
Ok some say thats not a good place to stay. I'll change it.
Done changed hotel.
It's getting closer with a lot of talk.
I need to get away from work. Lets get this going.
Ok loading up, don't know what to expect, but I'm going to do it.
Rain in KC heavy rain in KC nice to meet cowboy and stay out of the rain.
Looks a lot better lets go.
What hail in Joplin.
Now it clear.
Found the hotel.
Were the H were we to meet.
Ok I'm going in.
The whole table turns " We know you" I looked to see who was behind me.
What a friendly group.
Sorry I have to go early to get some sleep.
Ok lets have breakfast if this waitres would figure out she can be helpful.
Fun bunch, whos riding with me?
Now I will make some kind of fool of my self.
Ok Curb check now the fun has begun. What a way for everyone to have a great time.
Lets go ride some more. What fun, new type of riding for me all the curves, Be careful.
This curve is getting shorter, shorter, get away from the side. Stop the turn stop the turn, don't panic, Were on the line stop the turn. hang on, Now the gravel----- Breath were back on the road. Breath again I forgot to.
Thankyou for not moving!!!!!!!
Note to self! Don't do that again.
These curves are awsome. Take it easy and have a good time.
We made it back what a wonderfull day riding.
Lets eat??? Rowdy Beaver? You realy want to look for that.
Something about a decorating crew?
Wow, I've never seen a bike look like that before.
Have a poolside drink with the best new friends I could have ever meet upon.
Good night, to a wonderful day.
Pancakes, terific wait staff. I want to return here.
We are going somewere that I don't know again but I'll follow.
Who let the beavers out?
Back to the hills.
When it says 10 thats what it means.
Wonderfull day of rides but I am so tired.
Switch hotel again. Whorlpool nice.
Time to leave, don't want this to end. Very special friends made in such a short time. This is what special memories were made for.
I hope we will all stay very close for this was one of the best weekends of my life and to not expect anything in the start.
We were very much blessed by the hard work of all that setup and made the effort to attend.
I for one will charish this weekend.