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Friday, May 13, 2011

I know, it's been a while since we posted. First we were busy with family in New York at my stepson's memorial service. While wonderful to see family and friends, we all wished it was under different circumstances.

The highlight was the letting go of balloons for him...anyone that wanted to could write their thoughts/wishes on one.

I grabbed shots of Stu, my youngest daughter and my son as well as my two grandsons - Mike and Jamie.

Some family left on Saturday, others on Sunday. We were in the Sunday group. We didn't rush off since we planned on a short day, ending in Jamestown, NY. That is the home of Jamestown Harley-Davidson, the dealership where my late husband and I bought our first bikes.

Since we have property in Jamestown, TN and I bought my last bike in Jamestown, ND it was very appropriate to stop in Jamestown, NY and get a t-shirt (no new bikes...LOL!). So we hit the road about noon and took all back roads. Gorgeous ride, perfect weather....

Monday after visiting the dealership we hit the road...another good day although cloudy at times, the temps were in the 70's. Again, we took all back roads and still managed about 330 miles, stopping just outside Columbus, OH.

Tuesday the weather turned HOT...with the day ending at close to 90 degrees. At one point we had to put on rain gear but the rain disappeared and we were sweltering in our gear which was soon taken off and stored.

We arrived home around 6 pm on Tuesday, unloaded our filthy bikes and rested. Wednesday i started working on the eight loads of laundry and in the afternoon we picked up Miss Sadie. She was glad to see us (she already blogged).

Side note...we rode through or past signs for Jamestown PA, Jamestown OH and Jamestown KY. Phew!!

Thursday I headed to the Harley dealer in Cookeville to get my 5k service done (with 5900 miles on the bike...LOL!). While there I decided to upgrade my bike a bit....changed to new slip-ons (little more sound) and had the stage one upgrade done for performance. Had a GREAT ride home where we relaxed the rest of the day.

Today Stu had an ortho appointment to get a local doctor to take a look at his left knee. The doctor injected cortisone and we'll be back in another month (although in the Nashville office) to get x-rays and hopefully get the Synvisc-One injection (if approved by our insurance).

Afterwards we decided to take in a movie. We were early so Stu walked Sadie around the parking lot for a bit, letting her stretch her legs.

We saw Thor and both enjoyed it. Next week it's my turn to choose...hoping to catch Bridesmaids.

Tomorrow morning we meet up with our contractor to get an estimate on getting our water and electric installed. That's it...think we got you caught up on everything important!

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu


  1. That is a very busy few days. We are gearing up for opening day at the North Rim, on Sunday. I know it is going to be busy busy!

  2. I'm glad you made it home safe. Somehow your blog wasn't popping up on my blogger but I saw that you had a recent post on another blog. I'm caught up now - your ride in the rain sounds awful. You are quite a team! (Every so often I lose someone, and find them on another blog, and then catch up and make sure they are re-input as a blog I follow - hate it when that happens!)

  3. I'm glad you made it home safely and the return ride wasn't as eventful!

    Al was born in Jamestown, ND. That's such a small town, I'm surprised they have a HD dealer!

  4. Made me tired just reading about it all. Hope things settle down now and you both get some relaxing time in.....I"m sure Sadie is happy to be home as well!

  5. Have you thought of having a quilt made from your Harley Davidson t-shirts?

  6. Glad you made it back safe... Looked like a very nice memorial. GREAT photos...
    Have fun & Travel safe

  7. What a wonderful memorial!! Again, please accept our sincere condolences.
    Glad you had a nice peaceful ride back and enjoyed the spring scenery!

  8. Glad to have you blogging again. I missed you with my morning coffee!

  9. Thankful you had a safe trip.

  10. glad you're all home!

    seems like that James fellow sure made the rounds!!!

  11. That table for the memorial moved me...such loss. Dennis and I extend our sympathies.
    So glad you had a good trip home and good weather. Now, go and open a couple "cool ones", get a couple chairs outside and rest up....

  12. Glad you are home safe & sorry for your loss! Looking forward to hearing & seeing more about your property.


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