Monday, July 14, 2008

Bummer Weekend

We this week sucked big time. Not only did I miss the ride, they went to Round Top and I was stuck at home, sick the whole weekend. I mean I never left the house until Sunday when mamma and the kids talked me into seeing a movie. I would have rather stayed home, but I didn't tell them that. Then to top it we decided to catch a second show and just as the movie was starting I got a headache. Took some aspirin after we finally made it home. I think it finally went away around 3am, but before that I took what I thought was Nyquil(wrong)at 9:30 and waited and waited to get tiered so I could fall asleep. I don't know why I was wired. When I got back out of bed around 12-12:30 to take some more aspirin is when I saw my mistake I took cough syrup instead of Nyquil. Oh well maybe now I could get some sleep. Yep just as I was able to fall asleep I started coughing and every time I fell asleep I would cough, until about 5 this morning.

This will have to go down as one of the worst weekends in a long time. Although the movies were good. We saw Hancock and Wanted (Angelina Jolie is so hot).

We that's about it, I hope your weekend was better than mine. See you on the road.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Gearing up

I am supposed to ride with a new group this weekend. I am getting sick and I hope it doesn't fall through. I have no idea where they want to go or how they want to get there. It will be a nice change not to be the lead rider. Also they are planning a ride to Round Top in a few weeks and want to come on that ride.

I didn't know how many friends I would make when I bought my Harley in March or how much fun I would have. Though I have only logged about 3k miles I am having the time of my life. I just can't get enough, seem like all I want to do is ride these days. This is way better then riding dirt bikes.

Anyway got to go and get some rest so I can ride this weekend.

Stay save and keep the rubber down and chrome shining.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Just another cruise

I didn't have a ride planed for Sat 7/5 when I got a call from an ex-coworker. I had asked him several times if he wanted to ride with us and he is always busy, but I left an open invitation to join us anytime. Kevin was out of town and he is the only one that Lupe’s phone #. So I was only able to get a hold of Perry who is like me and is ready to ride at a moments notice. Perry and I meet and gassed up with in 30 minute and headed over to meet George. I had Bristin (my daughter) with me and Perry brought Courtney (his daughter and she is also the girl we brought on vacation with us, see previous post).

Bristin and Courtney outside Thirsty Parrot(playing with my camera)

We headed out to the Thirsty Parrot a biker bar I found about 2-3 months ago. Did I mention they have great food. It's only about a 30-minute ride; we wanted to stay somewhat close because the weather forecast had a 30-40% chance of rain. The only rain we ran into was just when we were ready to leave it started to rain, so oh well let have another beer. We took the long way home. Thought we might run into some rain on the way back, but everything was cool.

Maybe heading to Round Top in a couple of weeks, let hope that trip come through.

See you on the road and be safe!!!!

Been away for awhile

Sorry to say I missed ROT this year, hope I can make it next year. I have been on several short rides since I last wrote. And have just come back from a family vacation.

I took my wife and 2 kids + 1 family friend (my daughter friend) to Fiesta Texas and Schlitterbahn. We left Saturday morning and took my mother in law home, then when shopping at a Harley store in San Antonio and the River City Mall. We ate lunch along the river walk and had a goodtime. We got up Sunday morning and headed out to Fiesta Texas, the lines were not to bad and kids had fun until it stared to rain and we got drenched. Made it back to hotel around 9pm.

Next we went to Schlitterbahn. Monday was good, again we didn't have to wait in long lines like usual. I think we rode every ride at the first park before we got tired. Tuesday was a different story we arrived at Schlitterbahn around 11am and had a hard time finding a picnic table. Then we headed of to our 1st ride 2.5hrs. We finally got to the top level we still had 45 min or more and then the rain started. The wind was blowing hard against my back and I had 3 kids trying to stay warm with their faces buried in my shirt. They didn't shut the rides down and no one left their place in line, after all it is a water park and there wasn't any lighting. After we finally went down the ride no one wanted to get out of the water because it was warmer then the rain. Then we spent the rest of the day going around in the wave pool.

Wednesday we headed out to Austin (can you tell we like Austin), 2 Harley stores, Mt Bonnell and The Oasis to round out the Vacation. All and all everyone had a great time.