Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Not everyday can be a good one ... but, ...



Well, it had to happen. You can't go this many days and have every day perfect when you are on vacation. We left Lake Tahoe and headed to Winnemucca, Nevada. It is a 218 mile ride. Other than a lot of traffic coming out of Lake Tahoe (what would you expect?) the day seemed like all the rest. Great weather. No rain ... 18 days in a row. But, David set the GPS wrong and it took us up a side road we didn't need to go on. So, what is this horse looking at? He is not looking at Robin. He is not looking for an apple. He is not looking for a piece of sugar. He is looking at two Nevada Sheriff officers with David, the Harley (Robin was standing off to the side). For what reason. Well, when we turned off the main road the GPS was going to take us to "City Center" of Silver Springs, NV. Why? Because David set it for "City Center." What does that have to do with anything. Well, when the GPS took us "off road" we weren't paying attention. And, when you sit on top of that big of engine on this type of bike and don't pay attention you go too, too fast. But, the good news is the older officer felt sorry for David (the younger one looked like he wanted to put David and the Harley in jail). So, no ticket or written warning. Just a friendly here is how you get back on the highway speech. So, we took the rest of the long ride to Winnemucca at the exact speed. It was long and flat and very much the opposite of the last three days of riding. But, a bad day on a Harley beats a good day at work any day. So, we survived and head to Twin Falls, Idaho tomorrow. Also, another chapter done on the book and only four left with 13 days to go. Not every day can be as good as the one before but every day has a great spot ... if you can find it. The second picture was David taking a picture of us while he was driving ... did we say while he was driving? Forget that last part if you are sheriff in Nevada.

2 comments:

~Kristie~ said...

He let you go?? You and Dan are both so lucky!! They always let you go. If I'm driving, I get a ticket, but Dan always gets by with a warning. Maybe because he's cuter than me. Hey - maybe that's why you didn't get a ticket......
What's up with the horse staring at you? I'm much more concerned about that than the cops.
PS: HOT HOT HOT here today - taking the kids to MI Adventure!

Jeannie said...

I wish I would have known about this site before, it took me about an hour to catch up.
Its been fun reading about your adventures and seeing the pictures. Looks like a lot of fun.