Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Graduation, baling hay and motorcycles

What does graduation and motorcycles have in common?  Absolutely nothing but they were both activities we participated in last week.

I really should try and catch you up on the last month instead of the last week but that seems like too big of a task so we’ll start with the past 8 days.

Last Monday was Miss A’s preschool graduation, complete with paper graduation mortarboards and everything.  I was able to take a couple of hours off of work to go and was so happy I did. 

Very cute … the girl

Ava preschool grad

and the ceremony.  Smile

Ava preschool grad 2

(Our grand girl is the one on the far right)

We baled some hay…


We don’t have much, just a couple of small patches, but we bale it and the neighbor buys it so it’s all good.

We were also able to get out on the motorcycle on Sunday and Monday. 
On Sunday we rode with friends into the Southern Wisconsin hills.


IMG_9764Our leader for the day, Sue.  Yes, that’s a woman on a sport bike.  Smile

We had a little bit of everything with us…a Yamaha, a couple of Kawasakis, a Honda, a Harley and even a reproduction Model A. 


DH had to try it out but had to practically fold into thirds to get behind the wheel. Being a reproduction, it kept up with the bikes pretty well.  IMG_9773We saw a lot of these beautiful rolling hillsides on Sunday but on Monday when just DH & I took a ride we saw much of very flat Illinois fields.
IMG_9799Who says it has to be Oklahoma for the wind to come sweeping down the plains?  It was an incredibly windy day and we really had no business riding the motorcycle in all that wind but we did.  Live and learn (again).

How was your Memorial Day weekend?


  1. Congratulations Miss A! Go Sue :) looks like you guys had a fun day, wind and all!

  2. Lucky you getting out in what looks like beautiful weather. We've had so much rain and crazy thunder and lightning here lately-super humid too which is strange for May.

    Your granddaughter is so cute : )

  3. Hey...we will definitely share the wind with you! We've had a few days without it.

    Hay bales...my back hurts looking at it.