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Monday, June 8, 2009

week end riding and resting

We hopped on the bike Saturday morning and headed out. We made a stop our friend Dave William's shop, Grumpy's Goldwing Service, and he put a new set of tires on the bike. We had Dunlop tires and they were cupping badly and this seems characteristic of this brand so we bought a set of Bridgestones and will see how they do. We don't take any chances on our motorcycle tires. You only have 2 of them and you don't want either one to have a failure while your riding.

After getting the tires installed we headed back out on the highway. We rode to the Cecil Hardin Dam near Mansfield Indiana and took a break and watched the people out playing in the water. I noticed that of all the boats on the water, not one was pulling a water skier. They all had big tubes or rafts behind them that you lay on and get bounced all over the place. One boat even had a thing that looked like a blow up couch. I don't think I would want to try and take a nap on it though, it looked a little rough :-)

We circled back towards home and grabbed some tacos at Taco Bell and took them home for supper. We put a movie in the box and settled in for the night. It was a nice day.

Sunday was even more laid back then Saturday and we pretty much just relaxed around the 5th wheel. We did have some visitors Sunday afternoon. My brother Jon and his wife Cherie stopped by while they were out riding their new Harley. He has only had it for a couple of weeks and it is one sweet ride. Rudee hopped on the back and he took her for a ride around the campground. I don't think she is ready to trade but the only reason would be she doesn't want another bike payment.

We sat under the awning and visited with them for a couple of hours and enjoyed catching up with them. Jon is an Asst. Fire Chief in an Indianapolis suburb. He is also a paramedic and is going to school to get his RN degree. He can retire in a few years and plans to start his nursing career then. Cherie is a manager at a bank branch in Indianapolis and she is going to start her nursing studies this fall and not to be out done their daughter is also getting her nursing degree. Wow!!

After Jon and Cherie left we decided to take a short ride ourselves. I got the bike out and we headed to Lebanon to Arni's for supper. Mike and Penny Kadinger met us there and shared our table. We then all rode back to Crawfordsville and stopped at the Dairy Queen for dessert. Since it was such a nice night we sat at one of the picnic tables outside and enjoyed our ice cream treats. While we were there a Goldwing rode by and it was our friends Bill and Jane Remley, they saw us and circled around and joined us for awhile. We finally made it home about 9:30 and headed to bed shortly after. I really enjoy these type of days when you don't have things planned out and can just float along with the breeze. I'm looking forward to the time we can do this during the week as well. I'll keep you posted.

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