December 10, 2016Just got home to California and got the Christmas lights up while the neighbors jeered at me for being late. Usually have them up Thanksgiving weekend, but wife and I went riding instead.
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December 10, 2016LOL Riding takes priority over decorations. If it wasn`t -4 and 3 inches of snow I`d still be out riding. It is time to get the tree and decorations up though. It`s the last Christmas with my oldest son at home so we will do it up big like usual but this is probably the last year I guess.
December 11, 2016I am the Christmas Scrooge. Haven`t had kids home in more than 30 years. My wife brings a our little tree, we have those outdoor lights that shine on the house, and that`s about it. I really could care less. Poo`s, my local pub, used to open at 4:00pm on Christmas Day. For us old farts who wanted out of the house. Got to enjoy the kids while you can.
December 11, 2016It is going to be different without them. Like I said this will be our last one with my oldest son. He ships out for Army boot camp in January most likely. They`ll both be too busy to spend Christmas with us.
I`m sure we will see them once a year or so. I guess I`ll have to save my pennies and start my US tour... LOL
December 11, 2016I remember back about 43 years when we had to pack up the kids and spend Christmas day traveling to the Grandparents house. Finally put my foot down and said Christmas was at our house, not dragging the kids around town all day. Jump ahead. When #1 Grandchild was born I told Son Steve that we will come to his house for Christmas so he doesn`t have to do what I did. We still do the lights, tree, and all the other stuff, I guess at 71 I`ve just not grown up yet.
December 11, 2016That`s great, screwball. At least you get to see the grandkids that way. I don`t plan on growing up and STILL don`t know what I want to do.
December 11, 2016Way to go SB - I have always lived a long distance from my kids - since they finished jigh school. Visiting has always been a long trip, Now at 74 I`ve gotten completely used to not seeing them - although I sure do miss them. I hadn`t seen my oldest son in 5 or more years and he stopped in this past summer. Stayed a few says and sure did make me happy. I`m 74 and don`t like flying. Seats are too small, airports lines too long, and I can`t afford 1st class tickets. They will have to come to me from now on.
December 11, 2016That`s quite a ride map right there, McG. Some day I`ll do some thing like that. I`ll need a riding partner or two I think.
December 13, 2016I believe you need a partner to really enjoy just riding around in the country. No 4 lane roads. Just Mom+Pop store, grills, and bars. Very seldom did we have a beer before 2pm. But would stop sometime after 2 for gas and try to find out about what/where the next motel is. Have a beer or 2 and then get on down the road. Tried to stop by 4pm so we had time to rest and clean up. Always wore the next days T-shirt out to dinner. Carried 7 days of socks, underwear, and T-shirts. 2 pair of jeans and 2 sweat shirts. I had a good H-D heavy vest for the cold. I also had a real good H-D rain suit. Cheap schitt just didn`t get it.
I sure hope for your sake Dave that you get to do some rides.
December 14, 2016Great details for rides. I suppose a guy could just point the bike in a direction and go. Our national meeting is in June in San Diego so a few guys are riding down and then touring the west on the way home. If I go I will cruise through to Phoenix and see my house and head up to see Triplate.
December 17, 2016That sure does sound like a great opportunity for a nice ride. The cruising after the reunion will do you good. Remember - no 4 lane roads when touring. Start your map. Just tape it to a piece of 1/4 inch plywood.