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.
About last summer, Part 5-BMW MOA rally and Motorcycling RVers
Wow, it felt good to finally get a blog post done! I was hoping to capture the momentum, finish this series, and get on to some more recent adventures, but here we are two months later. Well you know, time flies when you’re having fun! 😉
If you are interested in going back to the beginning of this series, you can start here, with the post about RVing ‘firsts’ and follow the links at the bottom of each post to read about the whole adventure…at least so far!
About last summer, Part 4-The Big Horns and Medicine Wheel
Oh. My. God. How is it possible that I last posted in February? All I can say in my defense is that retiring is the single best decision we have ever made and that we have been living the dream since March of 2015. Between RV trips, bike trips, and the occasional car trip, it doesn’t leave much time for documenting all the fun!
As a reminder, this bucket list adventure took place in the summer of 2015. I considered just letting this story end with part 3, but there is still so much more to share from this trip. So…if you haven’t followed from the beginning, or you are a normal human and can’t remember everything you read MONTHS ago, here is the link to go back to Part 1. Each post has a link at the bottom to the next installment. Go ahead, I’ll wait. I’ve already waited 5 months to continue this saga, after all. 😉
About last summer, Part 3-Buffalo Bill museum and Yellowstone
Welcome (or welcome back) to the continuation of our bucket list trip in the summer of 2015. If you haven’t followed from the beginning, you could go back to Part 1 and catch up, if you like. Or not. 😉
About last summer, Part 2-Cody and the Chief Joseph and Beartooth Scenic Byways
After experiencing a true ‘bucket list’ trip last summer via RV with motorcycles in tow, but not blogging about it at all, I turned on the fountain last week with Part 1, and it appears to still be flowing. I am going to take advantage of it while it lasts!
Is there life after snow?
I ask this question tongue in cheek, since we are in the North Georgia mountains, and we only received an inch or two during Snowpocalpse 2016, this past Friday night. It really wasn’t much trouble on the roads around us, but at the higher elevations, the roads could have been icy.
A trip back in Christmas card time…motorcycle style!
As 2015 draws near to an end, I find myself reflecting on this year, our first of retirement, and counting my blessings yet again. We have truly had a magical year, enjoying riding and RVing, seeing inspiring sights across the US, visiting friends old and new, and reconnecting with family. One day I will start sharing bits and pieces of this year…it really was a gift.
Life continued to have its ups and downs. Although our dear friend lost her mother early this month to complications from dementia, my mother continues her journey, making dementia seem a little kinder with her consistently sweet and happy disposition. How long does she have? Who knows…who knows how long any of us have?
Lastly, I wanted to touch base with the blogosphere, since I have been missing so long, and thank those of you that have reached out to me in my absence. I have tried to keep in touch with many of you through reading and commenting on your blogs, but despite being retired, there never seems enough time! You know who you are…you are important to me, and I thank you for your words.
Today marks two years and three months from my first blog post. There is no way I could have predicted how much my life has changed since that day. Thank you for being with me through it all.
See you again soon…May peace and love be with you wherever you go.
A few of our previous motorcycle Christmas cards, just for fun and flashbacks!
NOTE: Edited December 27, 2015 to add our 2015 Christmas Card.
Here’s to a spectacular New Year in 2016!
1999: And yes, this was our living room!
2002: He’s WE BE, I’m KRWZN
2005: Fredricksburg, TX on our trip from Georgia to Big Bend
2006: At the top of Monarch Pass in Colorado (taken in June!)
2007: Santa & his helper, the sleigh, two tiny reindeer and Rudolph!
2008: Moved to new house with separate bike garage, added to the family. This never became a Christmas card, but the intent was there!
2010: We actually had a white Christmas, but no motorcycle card…
2011: Again, no motorcycle card, but this SHOULD have been it…on the Cherohala Skyway. He’s still WE BE, but now I am TOURIN.
2012: This was the year of our first trip to motorcycle ride…
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Adventures in Texas – Fiesta in San Antonio – Part 1
Inaugural Retirement trip – Part 8 – The Set-up and dipping our toes in the Fiesta water
So many things, including RV trips, local adventures, and normal life back at home, have kept me from finishing this series with the final tale of the whole reason for our trip: Our visit to San Antonio and the place that our adventures as a couple began 20 years ago!
If you’ve been following along, in the last post, we were camping in our new RV near Hot Springs, Arkansas, and enjoying some relaxation and some riding. The day before we were to leave, I spent all day capturing two wonderful days of riding in a loooonnnggg blog post on my WP tablet app. I thought this was ok since the WP app had started working again, despite the problems I
whined about shared here during our Texas trip in April. Well, WRONG! As I shared with my Facebook friends with dismay that evening:
We leave the Ozarks early tomorrow morning, so I will leave you with a parting shot of the post-storm mist over Lake Catherine. And the sad tale of spending all day writing my last post about riding here and visiting Mount Magazine, Petit Jean and Mount Nebo State parks. Only to have the WordPress app eat my hours of work. Gone; disappeared into thin air. Wah, wah, get over it!
The Ozarks were calling…
So we bought the RV, as described in the last post here. What do we do next? Hit the road, of course! A few days ago, we headed west for the Ozarks. In keeping with our idea of slow travel, we planned to drive halfway there, spending the first night in Tupelo, Mississippi.