As my friend and fellow blogger, Randy Warner says "Hello June"!
Time keeps moving on.......not slowing down for anybody or anything. The last 3 weeks have been some kind of a blur. It is so good to be back here in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
The next day after we arrived and got everything set up for the Summer, I unloaded my Harley. After I stowed the Rampage loader, the ole' Harley seemed to say to me "Lets go for a spin"! I had a lot to do but I thought what the heck! I told Ms Pat I was going for a spin. Just a quick ride out to the Park and back. I ask her if she would like to go and for the first time in history, she declined. So I got my helmet, boots and gloves on and gave her a kiss goodbye. It will be just a short ride I told her.
I headed out towards Custer State Park, rode around Stockade Lake and started back towards home. Gee, it was such a beautiful day, perfect weather about 75 deg and clear skies. I was amazed at how well the Harley ran and handled and how much more confident and comfortable I was riding than I was last summer. All my rides in Texas and Arizona had built my confidence level considerably. Thank You Gregg and Bonnie!
It was a superb day for a ride and on the spur of the moment I decided to go on out into the Park and ride over Mt. Coolidge, down into Wind Cave National Park, around through Pringle and back home. Wow, I could feel a comforting feeling come over me. Suddenly my mind wasn't spinning anymore and I was so glad to be alive. Ah...the comfort and soul healing was beginning to take place. I was especially enjoying the beautiful scenery, the Sky, the Weather, the Buffalo, the Antelope and just being alive and in this wonderful place.
My 10 minute short spin, turned into a 2 hr 55 mile, super enjoyable trip. I stopped high on a hill, parked and was quietly (praying) paying trubute to those due and having many flash backs, when it dawned on me that I had better call Ms Pat and tell her that I extended my trip. OOPs,,,I forgot my phone.... I knew she would be worried, so I cranked up and headed for home. However I was about 30 miles out and it took me about 45 minutes to get home. She was worried, but relieved to see me roll up.....I told her that I was so sorry and explained what had come over me. We hugged, both cried a little and thanked God for each other. We are so lucky to have one another and to have God in our life!
I haven't welcomed all the new FOLLOWERS lately and I would like to do that now.
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We are up to 99 listed followers!! Can you believe that? I started this blog 3 years ago and just a few months back we had 50 listed followers. I always thought...if I can only make it to 50. That was my goal for an accomplishment. Then after we got the 50..... I thought, OK, I'll never make it to 100!!!! WOW, bless you all, we appreciate you !
I close with a recent picture with my middle son, Patrick.
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