Moto-blogger Meet-up

We interrupt the long silence in reporting our Southwest trip to report a really fun meeting with another Moto Blogger that happened after only a week’s notice!

Let me back up. I’ve been blogging for nearly four years (really?) and have virtually met so many lovely people, both Moto bloggers, and regular people 😊, but have only met two of them IRL (In Real Life).  I was fortunate to meet NancyTex who blogs at My Year of Sweat a few years ago when she took a job with a company with HQ in Atlanta. Then in 2015 at a BMW Motorcycle rally, I was pleased to meet Kelly, a fellow moto-blogger at Mindful Wandering, and bonus, she and here hub are also motorcycling RVers, a club we had just joined as well! Both relationships expanded to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, but still virtual due to large geographic differences.

And then there are the times we’ve intended to meet, but it didn’t work out, like with Kathy at Toadmama. Despite having very similar likes, riding styles, and love of travel, we have just not yet been able to sync schedules to meet and ride together…YET!

Anyway, when we were planning this SW trip back in February, Toadmama hosted a month long blog challenge, and in the comments on various posts, several moto-bloggers discussed meeting at the BMW National Motorcycle rally in Salt Lake City in July, including Richard from Richard’s PageRy at Two Wheels to There, and others. However, in researching SLC in July we discovered it would be really HOT 😈 and since we wanted to visit many National Parks and monuments, and hike, we decided to do our SW trip earlier, so that nixed the BMW rally idea. Hmmm.

Fast forward to about a week ago. We were in Torrey, visiting Capitol Reef NP and riding fabulous UT Hwy 12. Our Utah travels were only going to take us as far north as Moab, but I thought “what the heck”, I will reach out to Ry who lives in Salt Lake City, and see if a meeting would be feasible. And lo and behold, he planned a long weekend motorcycle trip including a lunch visit with us in Moab!!! 😎 Yay!

At the appointed day and time, the hubs and I pulled up to the Moab Brewery to find Ry waiting, and with a parking spot large enough for three bikes!

Once seated, the conversation flowed as smoothly as the fine Utah brews. Oh, for safety’s sake, we only had one…each, lol, we were riding, after all. We discussed bikes, of course, trips, Utah history, backgrounds, and a bit of philosophy!

It was truly a pleasure, and a nicer guy you will not meet! So thoughtful, Ry left us with a care package of Utah treats including a bottle of Utah brew, a pack of great Historic SLC postcards, Saltwater Taffy, a handwritten card welcoming us to his home state, and the piece de resistance, these hilarious additions to our sticker collection! Left center in the photo below, making us honorary visitors to his fine city! 🤣

You can tell we enjoy our stickers. 😊

I keep saying that the people we meet are the cherry on the top of the joy of travel, and meeting Ry confirmed that! We know we will meet again, so it was “so long for now” as we went off on our next adventures. Safe travels, my friend!

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Moto-thrills in the hood (BBBC 2017-20)

The hubs and I started riding almost 20 years ago, at “advanced” ages, for most motorcyclists. Better late than never, right? We made up for lost time, however, taking almost all of our vacations on our bikes, traveling all over the US and into Canada. We lived in Metro Atlanta for 12 of those years, but then we got tired of having to ride back into the city after a long day on the bikes, and we moved north. Into the foothills of the Appalachians, near Dahlonega, Georgia, AKA motorcycling heaven. So…there are LOTS of wonderful roads in our “hood”. And we consider our hood to be within 200 to 300 miles, of course. 🙂

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Church of two wheels (BBBC 2017-18)

I’d rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God than sitting in a church thinking about riding a motorcycle.

I am not a religious person but I do consider myself a spiritual person. And I believe there is no better place to witness the most awe-inspiring creations than from the seat of my bike. 

I worship at the Church of two wheels.

This post is part of the Brave, Bold, Blogger Challenge (BBBC) issued by my moto-blog friend Kathy, aka ToadMama, to cover 28 blog prompts in the month of February. And good for undisciplined me, no rules either.

Toadmama’s Challenge

Prompt: Church

BBBC Challenge accepted! Day 1

I know this is crazy, since I haven’t posted since last August, but I have accepted the Brave, Bold, Blogger Challenge (BBBC) issued by my moto-blog friend Kathy, aka Toadmama! It involves a post each day in the generally moto-bare month of February, based on a list of prompts she provided. I am starting off strong with my first post, on the actual first day of February! 🙂 Continue reading

About last summer, Part 6-Glacier and Waterton National Parks

I must offer a big THANK YOU to the hearty folks who have followed along as I ever so slowly chronicled our first big RV adventure! If you are just joining us, and would like to go back to the beginning of this series, you can start here, and follow the links at the bottom of each post to read about the whole adventure. I have struggled with this series because there is so much more fun and adventure to share, but alas, I think I need to give the magnificent Glacier National Park  and its Canadian sister-park Waterton Lakes National Park their due coverage in this post, and then move on to more recent adventures. I hope you’ll understand.

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