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Reflections….

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BullWinkle loves to sit in her tent and look out the sunroom windows at all the trees and the lake. I can’t say I blame her any- it’s a beautiful sight! Perhaps I should spend some more time in that room reading and reflecting…! I know this image isn’t “technically” a good photo. But I like the affect of the reflection across her face, especially the trees in her right eye. Even though this photo is flawed in a lot of ways- It still appeals to me, and is probably one of my favorite images of BullWinkle.

Day 25 Road Trip- June 13, 2008

Day 25 Road Trip- June 13, 2008
Hello Oregon- Again….. Today we drove through the northeastern corner of Oregon on our way to Idaho.

Day 25 Road Trip- June 13, 2008

We couldn’t find shade to park the trike in while we ate our lunch, and during the 45mins we were eating, the thermometer on the trike registered 106.5 degrees. Obviously it wasn’t that hot outside, but with the direct sunshine, the motorcycle seats reached that temperature. I was glad we had our seat cushions so we didn’t blister our butts….

Day 25 Road Trip- June 13, 2008
Skies over Oregon- what a beautiful day we had- it was nice and warm, but the breeze kept us cool. We would surely be blessed if the rest of our trip was this nice.

Day 25 Road Trip- June 13, 2008
No worries- we will be back as soon as we can. Oregon is our favorite state! (aside from South Carolina of course.)

Day 25 Road Trip- June 13, 2008
Here we are in Idaho- we are spending the night in Mountain Home. We will be in SLC tomorrow- I’m really looking forward to seeing my friends!

Day 6 Road Trip- May 25, 2008

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One of my favorite things about traveling on the motorcycle, is how friendly other riders are! The majority of them wave at us as we pass- even those on the other side of the interstate. Not only are the riders friendly, but so are a lot of drivers. We have had a handful of times where people will take pictures or videos of us as we pass- A majority of the truckers wave at us as well. If Jan & I were in a car- no one would ever take notice- But thats not the case on the trike.

6-02I’ve seen so many abandoned places along the road on this trip. This place is west of Albuquerque.

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New snow cover on Mt. Taylor , NM6-01

Now I would like to introduce you to “Whipper”. She is the most awesome antenna buddy.

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Yesterday we bought some new seat cushions- Oh my goodness my butt feels so much better today. Amazing what a little gel cushion can do for a girls back side.

6-05We spent a few hours of our day listening to the Atlanta Braves vs the Arizona Diamond Back on our XM Radio. Unfortuneately our beloved Braves pretty much fell on their faces and lost to the Diamond Backs 9-3. Chipper Jones was on the DL- the Braves usually lose when he’s not playing- all I have to say is “Get Better Chipper!”

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I think we have seen more trains today than we have all the other days of the trip put together.

6-07Our day started out absolutely beautiful. It was a bit cool- but the winds were calm- that is for the first 150 miles- after that- we had high crosswinds again- I’m starting to sound like a broken record. I hope tomorrow brings us calmer winds. PLEASE WIND GODS!

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Entering Arizona- although by this picture you can’t tell- I was all set to get a photo of the “Welcome to Arizona” sign- when a gust of wind hit us- and shifted the angle of my camera by about 45 degrees- I completely missed the shot. I did however manage to get a shot of the sign directing us to the visitors center! I was so bummed out about missing the acutal sign- I almost asked Jan to turn around!

6-10Reflection of us in the side of this shiny black truck.

6-11Skies over Arizona. As you can tell I like taking cloud photos!

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Self portrait in the back of Jan’s helmet. You can see how I’m all bundled up- I have on gloves and about 4 layers of clothes. It got pretty chilly going through the Flagstaff, AZ area. For the last 2 days they have been receiving snow! I’m so glad we didn’t have to drive through it! Our day left us in Kingman, AZ- We drove 470 miles. It feels good to get a few miles behind us. Now we only have about 990 miles left to go. OH MY! If all goes well we should make our destination on Wednesday! It will sure be good to see all our friends, the ocean and the redwoods.