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Old 11-26-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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Black Friday Ride, "Lucky Son" & a Happy Dad

Black Friday- alot of people use this day to shop. Not me, No -I wanted to take a ride. I needed to take a ride.
2012 has been a crappy year so far. Divorce, Family Split, living in a crappy apartment away from my beloved children, debt, & Sadness has made this a year that can kiss my ass.
So with that, I needed something Good. I needed to Make a Happy Memory and since I had 3 days off and clearance from my Ex to let me take my 10 year old son Mateo with me. A RIDE was What we were gonna do.
A little Father/Son quality time and 3 days just to make great memories.

Isaiah 61:3 - roughly translated. I WILL GIVE YOU BEAUTY TO REPLACE YOUR ASHES ..

This ride started in City of Rome Ga. I Stuffed some warm clothes into my Wolfman Duffle and tied it down to my HD 2000 FXDX. Stuffed the saddle bags with as much as I could and We hit the road around 10 am or so

Brief stop to gas up then traveled US 27 N through Armuchee Ga and connected to 140 E.
Below is a Photo taken from my Tailgunner Mateo of our shadow

We rode 140 E to 411 N then took Hwy 53 to 5/515 north to the Town of Blue Ridge Ga. Turned off onto 5 North to take us into Maycaysville Ga where Mateo saw this cool colored Jeep

Continued on 5N to Hwy 68N destinAtion Tellico Plains TN
I also read that Tellico is an Indian word meaning Plains. So that makes the white man name Plains Plains TN.
Hwy 68 is a very nice road that runs through part of Cherokee National Forest.

We stopped for Gas along this nice Store on Hwy 68. Very nice old lady inside and got some Drinks and used the Restrooms. The Sun stopped shining around this town and got very cloudy and cooler. Heres my little man at the Gas station

We made it Into Tellico Plains with hopes to stop into Tellico Outfitters and look around but it was Closed

So we decided to ride up the Cherohala Skyway to have some lunch/picnic. This picture is of the Tellico River on Hwy 165

We stopped At the Turkey Creek Overlook to eat lunch . This overlook is at 2630 ft and has a great view over the Tennessee River Valley

This lunch of Leftover Turkey / Ham sandwiches was delicious.

Happy Dad & Son

This photo has a back story. After ripping off the King of all Burps, I challenged my Son to Best it. Well he tried but wound up pukin a tiny part of his lunch. It was a hilarious moment and we must have laughed for about 10 minutes non stop. LoL

With bellies full we give a Mondo enduro tribute at the Turkey Creek Overlook!!

I kept feeling my son shifting around alot on the pillion seat. Asking through our Cardo Speaker System what was up ? Comes to find out he was passing time by scraping his boots on the ground

The Higher we rode the cloudier and foggier it was getting with fews like this.

We turned around close to the NC state line and headed back toward Tellico Plains.
We decided to stop at thos
Tellico River pullover and look at the water

My Son found this under a Rock.
It was left by someone over a month ago.

We decided to take these items as a keepsake and my son promised to keep the keychain as long as possible and think of our trip when he looks at it. :)
Thanks to the person that left this. I know it wasnt meant for us but a little "Luck" is what we both needed and you gave my son and a lifetime story.

Rode Back into Tellico Plains and picked up Hwy 39 to 315 to check in at the Campground we were staying.

I cant say enough good things about how friendly the owners were. They also gave us a
Dinner recommendation to go 1 mile South on 315 to eat here at

This place is a Gas station/Grocery/Restaurant. Here i am trying to decide.

I go with a Cheeseburger & Fries.
It was probaly one of the Best Burgers ive eaten. No lie.

MaTeo went sans cheese

Great Grub. I will be back

After Eating we cruised back to the cabin and enjoyed these
Cool boot n glove warmers in the room

Hit the sack around 9 pm
Tommorrow. The Dragon !!
Ride Report:
"For I must be traveling on now
'Cause there's too many places I've got to see."
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