Snow Day

April 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Posted in prayer, travel | Leave a comment
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No it isn’t an April Fool’s Day joke…it has been snowing off and on most of the day!  Really makes me wish I was back in Arizona today!  I enjoyed a 3 1/2 week visit there with family to come back this week to West Virginia and winter!!!  Thank God I have a warm house with a roof and warm clothes…I do realize there are many in this world who are not as blessed! Also had reports yesterday of a couple of friends either stranded in airports or in other states because of very bad weather.  One was at an air show in Florida when tornadoes popped up…several airplanes were turned over…guess that was some  “airshow excitement” that was not on the original agenda!!

Not much going on today but resting up and getting adjusted to the time change here…I want to stay up till 3AM then sleep most of the day…it sure does take awhile to readjust!  I am actually just trying to get in the habit of thinking about blogging again since I was “challenged” by a good friend and I have had some people recently comment on some of my very old posts…so time to insert new stuff as boring as it may be!

Have a very blessed day!  Praying for Jen and the team she is with on their way to Haiti for another mission trip.  May God bless them and keep them safe!

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Indiana Wants ME

September 9, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Posted in Cavalcade, motorcycle, travel, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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R Dean Taylor – Indiana Wants Me 1970

I remember as a young teenager having just moved from Indiana the year before when this song came out and of course missing my friends and finding it hard to make new friends as I entered a new school I was thinking the chorus of this song was just for me!  I was not really paying attention to the lyrics!

Well after last week’s Cade Raid I can honestly say Indiana “police” do not want me, but there may be a couple of the other riders who may be wanted…not mentioning any names….they did say they were only blowing out the carbs of course!

These photos were taken when were at Cataract Falls.  We had a great catered dinner on the covered bridge there.

We watched the fisherman pull a decent size fish out and net it in.  Then headed the 40 miles back to the motel for the evening.  We had over 200+ miles of riding/site seeing for that day and everyone was tired.

Instead of posting a day by day diary of what went on I am going to post a few emails from our Cavalcade group with soem comments from the goup about our trip.  No sense in me reinventing the wheel. 🙂  I liked the way Ed said it best anyway and don’t think I can improve on it.

Ed wrote:

Most of us arrived at the motel on Sunday, greetings all around between old friends & new. As at past events, the group seemed to hit it off great from the start.

Monday we toured the covered bridges in the area, lots of interesting old architecture. Amazing to think how these were built, how the massive timbers were curved & worked w/o power tools or equipment. We also stopped at a working grist mill for a look around & some ice cream.  Will & Linda planned & led this ride.

After dinner that evening we had a lesson on the charging system courtesy of a failed stator, thankfully we had everything on hand & it was taken care of in short order.

Tuesday was the long route from motorcycleroads.com – scenic roads with a  good combo of sweepers & enough sharp curves to keep it interesting!  Passed some more of the covered bridges along the way & had lunch in a small town cafe. Al Cechovsky found this route & led the ride.

Wednesday we were led by John, a local rider that Mark contacted. No idea where we went, but it was a nice ride & included another small town cafe and a stop at a lakeside park with a gorgeous view.

Wednesday evening we had a catered dinner served ON a covered bridge – quite a novel idea, something to remember & pretty good food too!  Since it was quite a ways from the motel we also had another good ride to & from it.  Linda found this & made the arrangements for it.

Thursday morning several riders had to leave for home. The rest of us did some bike work, then took a ride to check out a place that does custom lighting products – more on this later if anything comes of it.  Jim led on the way, and apparently NOBODY led the way back because we all got separated & somehow took different routes…. hey, it was fun!

Friday most of us had to leave. It’s always sad to see it end.

Absolutely fantastic time, I think everyone really enjoyed themselves including those that stayed for a day or arrived late in the week. The motel was perfect for us, everything we needed and none of the expensive amenities we don’t use anyway.  Many thanks to all for the great way this event turned out, it was definately a group effort & I’m proud to have been a part of it!

The stats!

Total attendance   :  30 people from 9 states & 1 province.
Total motorcycles :  19
Total Cavalcades  :  18 including two trikes, one Voyager, & one sidecar rig.

Total failures to proceed -0- (one stator failure caught by voltmeter well in advance)
Total mishaps -0-   Not even a parking lot drop (that I know of)
Several adjustments & minor repairs.
WAAY too many good meals!!

Alan wrote:

Ed did forget one “almost” incident.
Indiana is a no helmet state, but luckily for the driver of the the blue cade with the voyager kit he chose to wear his helmet.  You see, during a group ride, right after executing a sharp right turn… I saw that he was beaten mercilessly with a map by the back seat navigator…like I said good thing he wore his helmet. LOL

And we won’t say WHO Alan was talking about!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Anyway everyone had a terrific time and there just is not enough time or space to tell everything that happened!  Those who didn’t make the rally missed a wonderful time.  Hope you make next year’s Cade Raid up in La Crosse, WI.   From what I understand the ones who went to the west raid had some wonderful rides also…when I saw  their pics their in AZ it made me home sick even though I was just there in Jan/Feb and again in May!!!!

God bless and safe riding!

Scrumptious Delicious Grapes

November 21, 2008 at 12:18 pm | Posted in grapes, motorcycle, travel, Uncategorized | 4 Comments
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I know you are wondering what this has to do with biking or even anything else that I have blogged about.  I LIKE em a LOT!!!! Besides I am outside some sort of metal shop in Akron, OH sitting in the van unplugged from the Internet and Twitter and Facebook and TV etc. I have already listened to my Hillsong Live “Saviour King” CD, read two more chapters in The Essence of His Presence by Ogilvie, the December-January 2007 issue of Country Home magazine and even lost a game of Hoyle Rummy Squares. Well lately I have been on a grape kick so I decided I might as well do something else and share this (as if you were really interested!)

Even back several months ago when we were still riding before the mounds of snow dumped on us I would rinse nice clusters of green grapes, separate them from their stems, dry them and place generous servings into baggies for our sack lunches.  So many times out riding we stop at places that just have the fast foods and fried stuff which I tend to avoid and I know is not healthy at all for myself or my husband.

God has given us a wonderful food in the grape.  I can remember for years the story of Joshua and Caleb way back when…even before I became a Grandma… when they were spies into the promised land.  Their tales of the land flowing with “milk and honey” was substantiated with the pole they carried of a cluster of grapes.

Numbers 13:23  And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bore it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.

Now I don’t know about you think, but I think if that was ONE cluster of grapes those were some BIG babies!!!!!!

I am sure that cluster was much larger the this one I found on the Internet

Vineyard

I also found about 33 other scriptures relating to grapes in the Bible that were interesting.  If you find this fascinating you too can search here for more information.

The grapes I have been finding locally at the stores lately have been huge, sweet and juicy.  Will thinks they are rather expensive.  Well they have not been on sale, but oh they are soooo good!  By the time he looks to see if there are anymore I have already eaten them.  They almost as big around as a ping pong ball and just about too big to pop whole into your mouth!

Anyway since it is now day two of our trip and I have a bit to connect to the hotel Internet before traveling more this afternoon I will post this now, but it it goes through immediately give me a few minutes to get online and edit it as I know I have to do a few things like insert my photo and check for typos. hehe

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