Friday, April 3, 2009

Back at the Barn

It's good to be back home again.  Sounds a little like a John Denver song doesn't it?  Mom came through her second stint procedure like a champ.  She now has four stints, and her blood is flowing like the Alaskan pipe line.  I loaded up last Sunday morning and started out for Uvalde, Texas and then on to the Texas Hill Country to meet with Sparky and Wire grass Steve.  The old Road Star rumbled along with its heavy load like a sturdy beast of burden.  
Over mountains, prairies, desert, and plains we whizzed along to the rumble of the old V-Twin. The vistas were beautiful.  It has been so dry in the west central part of Texas this year, the Bluebonnets didn't reach their peak.  However, it is a beautiful and challenging ride anytime you choose to make it.
Sparky and Steve trailered their bikes over from south Georgia and off loaded in Kerrville, Texas.  We rode the hills for two days before I had to move on and attend to my little mother in San Antonio. The picture above was taken at the Lost Maples State Park where we stopped to rest for a while.  They are a wonderful couple and we shared good food, fellowship, and a lot of balderdash.  Be sure and visit "My Thoughts Exactly" when you get the chance.  They stayed on to ride with other friends who joined them there.  I left San Antonio yesterday and battled very heavy cross winds for five hours before rolling into my garage.  My trip meter read 930 miles. Now it's time to clean up and get ready for the next adventure.  

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
  - Charles Bukowski