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When things get hot…

When things get hot...When things get hot- Jan and I each have a bandanna that we soak in ice cold water out of our ice chest and tie it around our neck- It sure helps cool things down when the sun is beating down on you! We decided the only humane thing would be to get bandanna’s for our riding buddies as well…

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Day 29 Road Trip- June 17, 2008

Just in case I haven’t said howdy recently…

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The Long and Winding Road…

Day 29 Road Trip- June 17, 2008

Ok- so it’s not really “winding”- actually it’s fairly straight and you can see for miles…. and miles…. and miles…. If you look hard enough, you can see Colorado! Wow- our day sure started out hot in SLC. But as we went up Parley’s things cooled down a bit, and stayed quite nice until we were nearly in Vernal, UT. Then it got hot again… We had a great ride, nearly the complete day was spent on US Highway 40. It’s quite a scenic ride!
Day 29 Road Trip- June 17, 2008
Welcome to Colorful Colorado…. that has to be the best sign yet on this trip!
Day 29 Road Trip- June 17, 2008

The skies over Colorado started looking pretty obnoxious. We managed to only get a little sprinkling of rain. We are now in Steamboat Springs, Co, and in the morning will head on to Kansas. (ugh… Kansas!)

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Dude… I am so dizzy!!

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.