Wednesday, June 29, 2011

They got me!

We went out in the Park for a little jaunt on the Trike and we came upon an accident. They were stopping traffic when this Park Ranger (retired FBI agent) recognized me from a mug shot he had seen on a poster somewhere. Thank goodness Ms. Pat didn’t take a picture of them putting me on the ground and cuffing my hands behind my back..  It wasn’t a pretty picture!!
Since I was locked in the “paddy wagon”, Ms. Pat had to ride the trike home.  Looks pretty sharp on there doesn’t she?

Well, that was not a true story, just a joke. We had a great ride on a very, nice day and saw some of our old friends that work in the Park.
Here is the reason for the road being blocked. A horse trailer, loaded with horses, was headed down off Mt. Coolidge to French Creek Horse Camp and got a little too close to the edge of the road.  His little Medium Duty Freightliner didn’t have enough power to pull it back up on the road. The horses didn’t like to be all slanted like that and were becoming quite restless. They were afraid they were going to tip the trailer over and roll it down into the ditch.  I used to love to help solve "messes" like this when I worked in the Park. However, it was kinda nice to just think, "OK.  I don’t work here anymore. I’m retired!" Let the new guys worry about it and we just turned around and took another route.
I offered to let Ms Pat have the front seat and drive but she said she likes her back seat.  She sits up pretty high and can see better. She had her little camera and was getting lots of pictures as I drove.
Here is one of her shots of the Cathedral Spires taken as we drove up the Needles Highway. Everything sure is nice and green!

It is a GREAT WEEK!!!!

It is great to have two more new followers:

The Good Luck Duck
Jim and Sandie

Welcome aboard!!!!  That puts us up to 191.  WOW, it wasn’t long ago that I didn’t think I would ever get to 50!!! God Bless you all and thank you so much for you comments and support. It is you all that keep me going.

Yesterday was my son Scott's Birthday. He would have been 50.  I sure wish he could have been here so we could celebrate this Big “0” with him but I know he was close by.  I spent most of the day talking to him and mainly just thinking about him.   I love this poem that is on my Blog everyday.

Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us everyday
In our hearts forever more
We just can't see them like before



Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Looks like you guys had a great ride, hope the guy with the horse trailer figured a way out of his dilemma, looks like good weather too. you guys have it all. be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

Jim and Sandie said...

I know Scott was happy you spent your day with him. He may not be with you physically but his spirit is close by and always will be.

Isn't it great to be retired and just say - not my problem. At least that's how I feel whenever I talk to somebody back in the office.

Great pictures from the back seat.

Jerry and Suzy said...

We're back in business on the Internet, and we're gonna be with you again! Good to see you are out enjoying!

I.M. Vayne said...

I.M. thinkin' Ms Pat are a tellin' ya she likes the back seat cause she sits up high and can see better, when it are really to make sure she can be the back seat driver.

squawmama said...

Love that poem Mike... What great photos of your day yesterday and I am so glad no horses were hurt in the filming of that photo...LOL
Have fun & Travel Safe

Happytrails said...

Beautiful poem....happy birthday Scott! I am sure Scott was riding right along beside you!!
Ms. Pat really looks good sitting on the trike! :-)
Have fun!!

Al Bossence said...

You sure do have some nice riding territory out there. With those new wheels on now you will be able to eat lunch on the go, take some photos & drink your coffee in the corners without spilling a drop:))

René and Jeanette Genereux said...

I sure like the look of the new wheels...and Pat looked great with the throttle in hand. The bike looks great and the riders too. Wishing you many happy rides in a great country setting.

Donna K said...

Great pictures...looks like you're having lots of fun with the trike.