I don't know why I haven't sat down here to blog lately, lazy I guess. So I will try to catch things up in one posting. Let's get started....
After leaving the Kilgore area, we headed for Livingston, TX and the Rainbows End Escapees Park. For those that know, Rainbows End is the headquarters for the Escapees club that we work for. We spent a couple of days visiting with friends in the park and then it was off to Surf Side Beach to visit with son Jesse.
We left the rv at the park and rode the Harley south. The trip was only about 150 miles. The worst part was having to get through Houston. I thought we left late enough to miss all the traffic, but guess what, we didn't. We sat in traffic for about an hour. After we made it through, it was a clear shot on south. Jesse was working so we stopped at a Harley dealer along the way.
|Entering Houston traffic|
|Louise' reflection in my helmet.|
|Tree stump carving|
We ran out of our time with Jesse and headed back to Livingston.
|The blast furnace at Tannehill State Park|
Friday, we hooked up and headed on to Knoxville and the Escapees Raccoon Valley RV Park. This will be our home till the end of September. We arrived there on the 1st of June. We were not scheduled to start to work there till the 1st of July. As we were pulling off the interstate on the road to the park I got a call from the manager there. He wanted to know if we could start early. Since we were there anyway, why not save our free night stays we have earned.
A couple of weeks ago I rode in a Ride Against Autism bike ride . I have done several donation rides in the past. This one cost $10.00 to ride in. There were around 60 riders in it. The ride covered about 60 miles. After the ride they had several bands playing at the Harley dealer.
|The line up for the charity ride|
|We stopped at the dam on Norris Lake for a break|
On Thursday of this week Louise and I rode to Muddy Pond Tennessee. Muddy Pond is a Mennonite settlement with several leather shops and various general stores selling all kinds things. We had been there several years ago. There are 2 other families in the rv park that have motorcycles. I suggested that we go for a ride and they were all for it. The ride was 180 miles round trip and took us on some really curvy roads. We all had a great time and the scenery was beautiful.
|Our riding partners in my mirror|
|Jim and Lanette|