Saturday, July 5, 2008

Planning for for vacation

Joe & Kristin were out today for a motorcycle ride. What started out as a morning ride ended up with us getting home at 4:30 this afternoon. I should say that we didn't leave here until 11 though. We spent the morning putting puzzle pieces together and deciding how best to load two rather large cruiser bikes into our new toy hauler trailer for this years vacation. With the exception of moving a wheel chock they fit with room to spare! Whew!
After all that was done, we headed west to the river and had lunch at Poopy's in Savanna. Odd name you say? For sure, but they have some of the best burgers around, in spite of the fact that most items on the menu reference a form of bodily function. It sure makes for interesting reading as you wait for your food. After lunch we rode up through JoDaviess county and stopped at a local winery that sits up on top of a hill with this fantastic view.

In June, I posted a picture of the landscape I see on my way to work. Here is a what the lay of the land looks like an hour NW of here. So, see we do have some good sized hills up here just not directly where we live.

During the course of today we finally decided to take this year's bike trip Labor Day week but not sure exactly where we're going other than East. We like to leave a lot of wiggle room in our itinterary. :) Talking about another bike trip made me want to come home and look at our photos from last year's trip to East Tennessee. Here are a few of my favorites.

Dad & son solving all the world's problems

The lake at Indian Boundary campground off the Cherohala Skyway

An overlook on the Dragons Tale (US Hwy 129)

Sunset on the Cherohala Skyway - I love the way you can see the layers of mountains in the Smokies.

Son, Dad and Mom at a Cherohala overlook on the way back to camp for the night

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