Sunday, May 28, 2017

MEMORIAL DAY POTLUCK

HERE AT TALL PINES RV PARK WE HAD OUR MEMORIAL DAY POTLUCK ON SATURDAY NIGHT. THERE WERE 30 PEOPLE THAT SHOWED UP FOR HAM, RIBS, AND HOT BEEF SANDWICHES, ALONG WITH ALL THE SALADS, SIDE DISHES, AND ICE CREAM.

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THEN ON SUNDAY WE HAD A GAME OF JENGA AND SANDWICHES OFF THE GRILL WITH THE HUNTERS.

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  “SUNNY & 80”

Friday, May 26, 2017

SPRING OPENER

UNCLE HANS AND NEIL, YEARS AGO HAD A TRADITION OF GETTING TOGETHER IN THE SPRING FOR THEIR FIRST MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE OF THE SEASON AND CALLED IT THE “SPRING OPENER”.

MY GOAL WAS TO RESURECT THE “SPRING OPENER” TRADITION AND RIDE ALONG ON MY SCOOTER. I TRAILERED MY SCOOTER BACK TO WISCONSIN ($1,000.00 IN GAS, ROUND TRIP) IN THE THIRD WEEK OF MAY THINKING THE WEATHER WOULD BE PRIME. I WAS HOPING TO RIDE BETWEEN 800 AND A 1,000 MILES IN BEAUTIFUL WISCONSIN.

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I WAS WRONG AND VERY DISAPPOINTED. THE WISCONSIN WEATHER SUCKED WITH COLD WEATHER AND RAIN. I GOT CAUGHT IN THE RAIN TWICE AND RODE ONLY 250 MILES IN TOTAL.

HANS AND I DROVE THE BACK-UP BUICK (ANOTHER DEER STORY FOR LATER) HALF WAY TO GREEN BAY AND MET NEIL FOR A FEW COLD ONES AND A NICE VISIT.

MARY AND I RETURNED TO THE MOUNTAIN YESTERDAY TO “SUNNY & 70” SUMMER WEATHER, WHERE WE’VE SETTLED INTO A LONG PROJECT LIST FOR SUMMER.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

IT’S LIKE SNOWMOBILING

MY PLAN TO RIDE MY SCOOTER IN WISCONSIN FOR A WEEK HAS BEEN MORE LIKE SNOWMOBILING. WE ZIP FROM TAVERN TO TAVERN NOT SO MUCH FOR THE BEER, BUT TO STOP AND GET WARM! YESTERDAY AFTERNOON THE TEMPERATURE OUTSIDE WAS 46 DEGREES. THANK GOD HANS PROVIDED ME WITH SNOWMOBILE CLOTHES AND GLOVES.

WHAT I THOUGHT WAS GOING TO BE 800 – 1000 MILES THIS WEEK IS SO FAR 150 MILES, AND THE FORCAST IS FOR RAIN ALL DAY TOMORROW, WHEN WE WERE SUPPOSED TO MEET UP WITH BROTHER NEIL.

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I STILL HAVE 4 DAYS LEFT, AND IT IS WISCONSIN, SO THE WEATHER MAY CHANGE.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

THE WISCONSIN TRIP

ON OUR OUR TRIP TO WISCONSIN WE MET MARK & JAYNE IN INDEPENDENCE, IOWA FOR LUNCH. THEY WERE RETURNING TO DES MOINES FROM A LONG WEEK-END AT YELLOW RIVER FOREST.

ON OUR FIRST EVENING WE STAYED WITH MIKEY AND ENJOYED OURSELVES IN HIS MAN CAVE. BILL STOPPED OVER WITH A GALLON OF BLUE GILL FILLETS AND FRIED FISH UNTIL WE WERE MORE THAN FULL.

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THANKS MIKEY !!!

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THE NEXT DAY WE SAW TODD & DI FOR A MINUTE, AND STOPPED IN BOSCOBEL TO LOOK IN ON MARY’S 96 YEAR OLD MOTHER. WE ENDED THE DAY IN LA CROSSE WITH MARY’S FAMILY, MUSHROOMS, AND A BUTTERSCOTCH MALT !!!

YESTERDAY WE TRAVELLED TO SPOONER WHERE I’LL STAY FOR A WEEK WITH UNCLE HANS, AND MARY FIRED UP THE OD’S CADILLAC TO RETURN TO HER FAMILY IN LA CROSSE. WE TRAVELLED THROUGH CHETECK, WI ABOUT 1 PM JUST 3 OR 4 HOURS BEFORE THE DEADLY TORNADO WENT THROUGH THERE.

THANKS TO MARK FOR THE YELLOW RIVER TROUT WHICH WE FRIED UP IN SPOONER TO GO WITH WITH OUR STEAK AND THE LAST OF THE MUSHROOMS.

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THE RAIN IN SPOONER HAS ME QUESTIONING THE WISDOM OF DRAGGING THE SCOOTER ALL THE WAY FROM ARIZONA TO WISCONSIN…….

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AT LEAST I LEARNED THAT MY NEW RAIN PANTS WORK JUST FINE.

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  NOT SUNNY, AND NOT 80”

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WISHES DO COME TRUE!!!

SEE,  WISHES DO COME TRUE …….

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MARY AND I ARE IN BEAUTIFUL, VERY GREEN, WISCONSIN THIS WEEK VISITING FAMILY, AND ENJOYING MORAL MUSHROOMS AND BUTTERSCOTCH MALTS. THAT’S TWO OUT OF THREE, ALL THAT’S LEFT IS SCOOTER RIDING.

MORE STORIES AND PICTURES TO COME……..