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Old 12-26-2012, 02:48 PM   #496
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LadyDraco......came across this thread a couple years ago & just stumbled upon it again. I've perused your expliots here; nice to see you're still hard at it....enjoying life on a bike.

My GF and I live in North Alabama and cruise the Smokies, Central & S.E. Tenn, North Ga. etc...I'm a long time rider. No Valk though, R12R Beemer.
We haven't yet figured out how to meet up with other motorcyclist like you guys seem too.

Anyway, enjoyed reading your trips. Getting a few good ideas on places to visit. Just wanted to tell you thanks for the great info and fun read. Good luck to ya and, maybe we can run into ya in the coming riding season.

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Old 12-28-2012, 06:58 AM   #497
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Thank you RicH2 And conchscooter ,For peeking on and enjoying my RR and farm stories...

Update on farm.. Well yesterday(Thurs) all 9 Longhorns went on a walkabout ...
HB said the other night they wanted to come in and eat..
But when it's raining we don't like them in the driveway..They make to much of a mess.. So he didn't let them in..
And now they are punishing him By going walkabout .. We put 3 round bales out yesterday..
They should be back home in another day or so...Some of the lead cows must have come into heat... And looking for a beau...

But I feel that their efforts will come up empty handed as ALL the neighbors are now WISE to our gals..

I'll be posting up some more RR's soon...
Plus Storm Sandy...
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:39 AM   #498
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WOW ... I sure had a hard time finding my own thread..
Then I realized it had been moved !!

I guess with all the other stories ,,,, The powers that be felt it should be in day tripping ...
Or someone was upset when they started reading and found other kinds of stories...
Even thou there are RR's in here that are 12 days long .. What ever ...
As long as I found it...
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:16 AM   #499
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Hi LD, welcome to where the cool kids are!
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:37 AM   #500
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Hi LD, I started reading your thread wondering how a SS1000 report could have so many pages! I have thoroughly enjoyed your riding and life on the farm reports. Looks like you have a little slice of heaven there!

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:53 AM   #501
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Hi LD, I started reading your thread wondering how a SS1000 report could have so many pages! I have thoroughly enjoyed your riding and life on the farm reports. Looks like you have a little slice of heaven there!

Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for peeking in...
I use to just keep putting up RR's then I kept losing them...
So I thought I would just stay in 1 thread...
Just made my life easier here...In the Asylum
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:45 PM   #502
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First off the cattle have returned from Walkabout
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:56 PM   #503
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Our good friends come for a visit..

Now ya'll have heard me talk about Mark and Charlyne..
AKA HotGlue and FlamingoBabe..

They could only stay a week ....I did my best to be done in the garden while they were here... But still had a few things to put up...
But Char is always there to lend me a hand

After a week of day rides and good food and friendship and conversion.The week flew...

Then we all went to our buddies BBQ for the weekend over in TN...
We only had a 100 plus miles to get to our buddies place so we loaded up the bikes ,ours for the weekend ,HG & FB for there trip back to TX..



Mark checking his GPS



With HB taking point we felt that a cut through the woods was in order for the day..
Passing the Ostrich farm down the road from us..



They that Mark behind me ..



Then at the base of Va 16



We went up Va16 aka Back of the Dragon



Taking pic on the fly...



Then we cut through 91 . And they are working at the bridge still...



Ya have got to love my back yard...



Great views..



On 42 now I do believe ..



There are always cool farms, to take pic of..



One of the by passes that HB likes to take to sneak around some of the small cities..



This looks like the backside of The Snake heading to ETown..(ElizabethTown)



That is a nice curvy road too..



Now it's getting really hot out .. Yeah yeah I know .. His coat is on the bike...



I do beleive we are on 321 .. Charlyne is really enjoying her Spyder..



Mark has now taken point..



We have arrived to our friends place in TN..
Charlyen is once again ready t lend a hand ...
Don't ya just love her Flamingo hat ..



A Spyder pulled this trailer !!!



This cool little dog was there once again..But with red hair in stead of blue from last year..



He rides on the Spyder with his owner..



Also this little fella was there.. A cute Ferret.. And he too rides ...



There was a good size crowd at the BBQ.. HB and I left early and headed back to the hotel..
HG & FB stayed a little longer as it was also a Spyder event..

Looking down the valley in TN..



The next day we rode a little with Mark and Charlyne ,as the day was so nice for early fall...
We had breakfast together ... Then we all went our separate ways..
We will not see them till spring of 2013....
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:33 PM   #504
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Congrats on the herd coming home

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:11 AM   #505
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Glad your girls are back from their walkabout...hope they found what they were looking for

You sure do have some great looking riding country in your backyard...thanks for all the pics!
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:49 AM   #506
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Greetings WWS,,
I have been in/to Paducah many times ...
I love the area "Land between the Lakes"..


Our Valkyrie club had it huge yearly rally there twice 04 and 05 ..The killer was it's in July Way to friggin hot..
We had our ScooterDog cart and worked the rally..At one time I had a 7lbs bag of ice on my head,trying to cool off while I slung hotdogs & BBQ. back in 05

This at the Riverboat we all had a big supper there..



Outside of the hotel parking lot..



Riding early in the morning ...When it was nice and cool out..



This is probably one of my all time favorite pic from that early morning day ride,



And of course we stopped to see the Buffalo..




Ride to Metropolis..Ya have to do this silly stuff every now and then..



And at the of the rally ..



Our friends from MI Stude and his lovely bride Kathy



Then I grabbed this cool night shot of 300 valk march.. Note HB and I were up front.. So we pulled out of line t take a few pic..
Also that was the first time I had ever jumped my bike ... We did a beer/booze run And well they have these odd medians in KY..
Well it was dark. And as we had to cross over the traffic.. In a small group of 6 valks.. Yuppers you got it I hit that curb thingy and my Beast went flying !!! The dang thing jumped right over the other curb and landed right where it should have in the group..
My buddy Dana watched it and said Dang I have never seen a Valk Jump like that !!! Thank goodness nothing got bent or broke!!!
So yes My Dragon can Fly!!!!



I did grab this cool sunset shot from our balcony of the Ohio river with a huge barge on it..



One more Sunset shot...



To bad I can't find a pic of the ScooterDog cart...
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LD...some good looking shots of you and HB there...looks like a good time was had. Were those taken in the casino?

Looking at some of your travels, I would have been surprised if you had not at least been through Paducah. Got to cross the Ohio River somewhere. I agree, the LBL (Land Between the Lakes) is one of my favorite areas...170,000 acres of pretty much nothing but woods. The Trace (road the buffalo were on) is a pretty nice ride down to Dover, TN as well.

If your travels bring you to the area again, give me a heads up...would like to meet both of you.
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Were those taken in the casino?

If your travels bring you to the area again, give me a heads up...would like to meet both of you.
Yes just the one shot ... The others were taken at some big conference hotel . It was huge.. And Yuppers I have been on the Trace ..
Will do ...
Thanks that was our tan years we still farmed in 05 and worked the hay fields....
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Our ride down to De Swamp in Nov. 08. Part 1 of 3

We had plan on leaving early, but our Scooter cat changed our plans…..
Don let her out at 4 am and she didn’t come in till 8:30!!!! Bad kitty…
Ok so a little later then we wanted to leave…That meant we might not make it to Lafayette LA. in one run….

Now your wonder what in the world is LD pointing at??
Will come back to that…..



Ok back on the trip…I just love the long morning shadows..




It was cold!!! At 9am it was still 22*



We both had all of our gerbings on from socks to gloves and everything in between.…



Outside of the cold ,it looks to be a fine day…
By late morning it started to warm up nicely …



By afternoon we made our first food stop..



It sure was a grand afternoon for a longgg ride..



We got to . This place had huge catpaw prints all over the place ..Kinda cool..



This was our last fuel stop for the night, we still felt good so we ran out the tanks..



We got to Slidell La..I guess it was about 750 miles…
HB started loading his bike and I did mine as well..



We didn’t hit it super early .Left the motel around 7 am…



Dang I-12 is long and straight~~ This was our first trip to La…



Then I-10. Yuppers just as straight…



I was really amazed on all the tree damage…I’m not sure which Hurricane damage it was from..



We rode for a while then fueled up ,Oh boy a Gator store .. Bummer not that kind..



We couldn’t find a place to eat there.. So we got back on the slab and found a MickyDee’s Not the best choice but it will have to do… The cool thing is it’s Halloween weekend and well this fella was all ready for the little kiddies.. And having fun to boot..



After having coffee and a snack.. We are back on the highway..
Hey would ya look at that.. It’s a Budweiser Plant !!!



This was a new and strange looking land for us …And we were totally enjoying the ride, even if we are on the super slab....



Yee Haw 24 miles to Baton Rouge !!! The funny thing Garth Brooks song had just finished playing on my MP3 !!



Man oh man is this land flat… Hey they build Fire Truck apparatuses. That is so cool..



Oh wow Outdoor World .. Would ya just look at how HUGE it is …
I wish we could stop…



Here’s a little something ya’ll didn’t know I like taking shots of Bridges .There are so many… And my all time favorite place for the different bridges is .. Oregon.(I’ll have to work on that RR one day… But right now back to LA…



WOW this one was really cool…



Leaving Baton Rouge



Hey look Louisiana Swamp Cattle..



Cool looking trees .. LOL You know me and my trees…



Yeah baby 30 miles to Lafayette



Whiskey Bay Channel… I will talk about this again…



This was my first time in da swamp.. Very cool..



This is St Martin Parish


Louisiana is divided up by Parishes and not Counties..



I thought I saw a Gator down there !!!!



Yuppers we saw a small gator there….



This area and long bridge that goes over the swamp is very cool..



This is our first real view of the Atchafalaya Swamp .. WOW it’s huge



Cool I got HB in the Tanker …



I just love getting this kind of shot…But ya’ll know that all ready..



Our last stop before we get to the hotel. Yes this is the first time we had ever been
To the Little Capital..



Who knew it would be come our al time favorite stop even when we run to TX …



Welcome to Lafayette …



This caught my eye..


We have arrived !!!


Oh wow Cool I caught a peek of The ThunderBirds in the air (More about that later) !!



I saw this cute trailer..



Folks came all over for this Romp in De Swamp party …



Everyone was having a great time..



A whole lot of Lies are being told..



And of course the Dire Straits song popped in my head “Twisting by the Pool”



I’ll just post a few Pool shots…



Hmmm What in the world is JP telling this guy..??



Ray~ Bandit~ Strider(Hoist) …



JP wants to pick the Ticks off of Nancy’s shirt LOL…
After all the Shirt says Nice Ticks….



The next group of pic is just the decor for the party…







This was a very cool Pumpkin..



I guess ya better watch what ya drink…See what it did to that guy..




Yikes is that maggots !!! Oh No it just rice .. I think they call it Boudin..



This our Host and Hostess .. Strider aka Warren and His better half Bonnie..



That’s Strider’s real brother Bear ..



There is a lot of Cock and Bull going on here…
A little factoid { we had chatted with HotGlue on the webs for years ,but this was the first time we had ever met face to face.. And it has been one of the most wonderful friendships .. That I’m truly thankful about..}



With Pinkies out.. They are so sophisticated..



And this will end the first part of The Romp in De Swamp ride in….
Stay tuned for the rest of the story…..
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:31 PM   #510
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Yikes is that maggots !!! Oh No it just rice .. I think they call it Boudin..



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That looks like Boudin Blanc LD.... pork sausage without the pork blood. Basically a pork & rice dressing in sausage form.
...Can't say I like it myself....was it good ?

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