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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Dear Family & Friends,Our first night in Mexico was great. We stayed in a  remote inn with a courtyard and very hospitable owner who was so excited to have us there. Monday night we went into town and went to an excellent restaurant. The owners were a local family, the father was from Belgium, the wife was Mexican and the son was...
Dear Family & Friends,I'm off on another motorcycle adventure... I'm riding with five other men to spend five days riding around Death Valley. This is the absolute best time of year to see Death Valley. Day time temperatures are in the low 80s as opposed to 120+ in the summer...I'm looking forward to riding around the desert.. When I...
Dear Family & Friends,Today was an easy ride day.. I got up and rode about 1 1/2 hours to Tombstone AZ where I met up with a friend from the SLO area,Ron Spicer. A fellow motorcycling enthusiast that rides at least as much as me if not more!We had breakfast in an old saloon in Tombstone and walked a round a bit......
Dear Family & Friends,We had wonderful day today just riding around Death Valley site seeing on a beautiful clear day. Who could ask for more?After a good nights sleep we went out to breakfast . After three days riding together I finally remembered everyone's names, Duane, Brian, John, Mark, and Don. At breakfast one of the guys said he...

  Day 8&9 Dear Family & Friends, OK I missed a day! It was a late night last night….. So Tuesday I left Bend, Or. on my own. My riding buddy Brian needed to head home for work. I really enjoy riding with him, but riding solo also has a special charm. Being on the road alone gives me a total sense of...
Dear Family & Friends,   This will be a short blog from a short trip I took this weekend. It was only 850 miles in three days..(It was supposed to be four but with a snow forecast for Sunday I decide to cut it short)  From home to Death Valley and back. Normally I wouldn't bore you with such a minor jaunt, but I had...
Dear Family & Friends, Today I am warming up my blogging skills since next week I am off on a two week motorcycle trip.. Thanks to my daughter, Jessica's redesign of my blog I now have space to cover cars & motorcycles, travel, and food.. Todays blog will be cars and food. Every year in Santa Margarita, CA they have a 1/10...
Dear Family & Friends,The second day of our ride and a perfect motorcycling day!We all slept in and got up for a relaxing oversize breakfast. My jeans are getting tighter by the minute!After breakfast we took about an hour ride through the Alabama Mountains. The amazing thing about this area is from a distance it all looks the same...
Day 5 Dear Family & Friends, Today was our last day at the BMW rally. It is quite the event. Amazing number of vendors selling everything you could think of for motorcycle touring. They also had all sorts of demonstrations and seminars and different subjects. We also went to a bike show there for vintage BMW motorcycles which was way cool...
Dear Family & Friends,Today was the day we paid our sacrifices to the Adventure Gods.!!  Today was a LONG difficult day. We only rode 145 miles but it took us close to 10 hours! Very difficult terrain.... The dirt roads we rode on were cut in the 19th and 20th centuries and many of them are in very poor condition and very steep and slippery. We...

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