Saturday was the first time that we would join the local HOG chapter on their group ride. All we knew was that were going somewhere called The Temple Bar. We had no idea what that was or where that was. But I wasn't leading the group so we just followed along and had a great day.Before we left Lake Havasu we gassed up and we saw this nice street rod at the pump so of course Faith asked if she could take a picture and the gentlemen told her it was fine and if she'd like, she could get in for a photo op. What a smile, huh??
I started this blog because I love to take motorcycle trips both local and around the country. And I love finding that roadside attraction or quaint town and of course the best places to eat. So I'd like to share my adventures with friends old and new. And I would like to hear about yours. Feel free to share. What's the nicest ride you've ever taken? The most scenic ride? The longest ride? Rallies you've been to with thousands or a solo ride? The town you fell in love with? The food that you'd go back for? Talk about the motorcycle shops along the way. We all love a warm friendly face. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so use them to help others share your experience.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The promo ad was played on the radio almost every 15 minutes... "Big Boy's Toys on Main Street. Lake Havasu. Saturday, October 8th. 10am til 6pm. Come on out and see all the boys (and girls) show off their toys!" I thought to myself, "I'm a big boy now...I have a toy that I'd like to show off...I know where Main Street is." So I stopped in at the station, which just happens to be on Main Street, and asked how I go about getting a spot for my trike. He asked if I was a vendor or if I was looking to sell it or just wanted to show it. I told him that it was just a "show" thing and he said to bring it down on Saturday and I'd have a spot.So on Saturday the 8th I joined a whole street full of big boy toys, vendors and food tents for what was an absolutely great day. There are many events that take place on Main Street including Thursday night cruise night. But on Thursdays the street isn't closed to traffic.
And Faith was able to relax and get away from the house for the day. This was our first but definitely not the last event that we'll attend in our little town. We've heard that this is the time of the year that more and more things are happening on Main Street. I think that the next big thing we'll be a part of is the "Halloween on Main" night. We're really looking forward to it and I'll let you know how it goes.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Well, tomorrow will be five weeks since we arrived at our new home in Lake Havasu City. And I gotta tell ya, it's been five weeks of blood, sweat and tears. We thought that the house would need some sprucing up but didn't quite expect what was waiting for us. We spent the last five weeks painting and scrubbing and replacing and repairing and just about remodeling the inside of the whole place.This is the exterior. It was in pretty good shape and the yard work and exterior painting can wait for the cooler weather. Our landscaper does a good job keeping the trees and bushes trimmed and the debris cleaned up. This is the walkway to the front door.
So today we treated ourselves to a nice ride and absolutely no housework. We hit one of the local watering holes and met some other riders who invited us to join them on their weekly breakfast/ lunch rides. We also have our first ride with the local HOG chapter this Saturday so we're looking forward to meeting more new friends and spending more time on the trike and less time in the house.
We also want to let everyone know that we worked our butts off getting this place ready for company so there is an open invitation for all of you. Friends and family from New Jersey to North Carolina to Oklahoma to Florida to California to Arizona to New York. Friends to the north in Canada and just about anywhere that you are. And all of our friends that we used to work with.
Our door is always open and if you're ever in the area you have a place to stay. We look forward to seeing all of you and hope that you plan a trip out our way soon.
Thanx again honey...You stuck with me and got everything done and the place looks great!!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Sometime last year during one of our visits to Lake Havasu I was checking into putting solar panels on the house to save some money. While speaking with one of the salesmen, I happened to mention that when we finally moved out here I might want to keep busy doing little odds and ends jobs or getting involved in some of the events that take place all the time in town and on the lake. He told me to give him a call when we got here so I stopped by to see him and he told me that he could use me right away. This weekend we are having the Sea-Doo championship races on the lake. If I'd be interested I could volunteer to help with security on a boat out on the lake. Sounded like fun to me so on Wednesday I went to "work".Well, first of all, when I showed up one of the other volunteers came into the marina on a jet ski and told me that he'd take me out to my boat which was already anchored in position. Our first attempt at boarding the ski resulted in me taking a cool dunking in the water. We tried again and finally got both of us on the ski. But we couldn't get moving because it was a smaller jet ski and there was no way he was going to get me out to the boat. So one of the other boats had to come in to pick me up. I had no idea what to expect so I didn't pack any other clothes or jacket or anything! They dropped me onto the boat pictured above and told me not to let anyone past me towards the race area. There I sat, soaked and stuck on a boat for the next 8+ hours. Luckily, another of the security guys gave me his phone to call home and get a sweatshirt. It had gotten rather windy so I dried off quickly but still had no idea what I was going to do for all that time.
By the time I got picked up from my boat and we got back to the marina it was nearly 6pm. I had plenty of time during my shift to plan a much better day for tomorrow. I figured I could bring some snacks and a book or maybe some crossword puzzles. Yep, that would help pass the time. I knew that the races started around 9 so I asked what time I should show up if I wanted to do it again. He told me that they like to meet around 6:30am so that they could get the boats out on the water and anchored in by 7 to be ready for the day. So, needless to say, that was my first and last day as a security guard for the jet ski races. I don't mind the volunteering part and I wouldn't even mind the 9 hours alone on a boat just sitting in the water as long as I had things to do to keep me occupied. But I don't do 6:30am any more!!!
So now it's back to painting and cleaning at the house. We should be getting carpet in the master bedroom on Monday and new blinds throughout the house on Tuesday. If all goes according to plan, a sofa and recliner along with a new bedroom set should all be here and in place by next weekend. WOW, so much accomplished in such a short time.
No house work tomorrow because I'm taking the trike down to Main Street for the "Big Boy Toys" event. Check back for pics and stories. Should be a very nice day.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Well, after that wonderful trip through the north and western U.S., we are at our new home in Lake Havasu City, AZ. I haven't had a lot of blogging time because the house was in worse shape than we had hoped for so we've been really busy cleaning and painting and ripping out carpets. We're getting a lot accomplished and we take a little break every day to go to the lake for a refreshing dip and then back home for dinner and some relaxing time. It's been rather warm but when we talk to friends and family back in Jersey, we figure that we can put up with the heat rather than the rain and cold.This is our view of the lake from the driveway. I think we're going to enjoy living here. It's such a dramatic change from what we're used to. I think that I left a lot of my road rage and "hurry up" attitude behind. I think I'll be able to adapt to this slower paced lifestyle rather well. There are so many activities and events going on in town that we can keep ourselves busy for most of the time and the riding season here is almost the whole year so check back often to see where we go and what we do.
Don't forget to stop by often to keep up with the adventures of RobnFaith !!!