Saturday, September 18, 2010

A few scenes from last weekend’s ride

We’ve been trying to get as much riding in as we can as we know the days are getting shorter and nearer to having to put the motorcycle in the shed for winter. 

Last Sunday was a gorgeous sunny day.  We met J&H and the Grands at a local park for a picnic lunch as an early birthday celebration for DH.  Before we left and went our separate ways, Grandpa DH gave the grands each a ride around the park. It was less than 1/4 mile but they sure seemed to enjoy it.

Miss A, being the big girl she is and almost 4, was big enough to hold on to Grandpa by herself. 


Wow, I can’t believe she’s going to be 4 years old in a couple of weeks.  Time truly flies!


We weren’t so sure about Mr. O holding on by himself so he sat between the two of us and grinned from ear to ear.  


The fields are turning brown. 
Some are even being picked already.



Loved this sign at the end of a farm lane. :)


I wonder if they use this old corn crib yet. 

Most corn nowadays is stored in a bin similar to this one.


We rode along this stream and bluffs for at least a mile.  We could see evidence where it had been out of it’s bank when we many areas flooded back in July.


We’ve been past this old abandoned house many times and I’ve always wanted to stop and explore.  But it’s on a curve along a major highway and there isn’t a good place to pull over and not get killed in the process so I guess I’ll have to settle for a quick snapshot.


Just another pretty NW Illinois backroad.    


Happy riding where ever you may be headed this weekend!



  1. Thanks for the 'ride'. This time of year is the most beautiful for scenery, in my opinion, although I hate the fact that it doesn't last hardly long enough to remember.

    We went for a ride last night and put on about 100 miles. It was wonderful. Not sure the weather this weekend will permit for another one, so we wanted to get out while we could.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Love the photos of the old corn crib. I remember how you could smell the corn in the air this time of the year when I was a child in Iowa.


  3. What memories for A & O... and never have I seen a bigger smile on Mr. O!! Darling!!

    You liked THAT farm sign?? >she rolls her eyes....<

  4. Grazie per averci mostrato questi stupendi luoghi!
    Ciao dall'Italia

  5. What wonderful pictures! I love taking pictures of the surroundings. Our anniversary is next week and we are staying at a cabin in the middle of nowhere! There are two or three country towns close by that we have been wanting to explore! Can't wait!
    until next time... nel

  6. what's still in the 90's here but night riding isn't so bad...

  7. Good riding weather isn't quite here yet for us. I have several friends that own Harleys and it's just too hot here in the summer.

  8. You have some cute pictures here. I love that sign! Fall is my favorite season of the year too and leaves are just beginning to turn here...can't wait for all the color!