Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Motorcycle Diaries Part 7: The Good Stuff

Some of you may have noticed that our trip has had its share of setbacks and concluded, from the tone of my posts hat we aren't having a good time. On the contrary as I write this I am as relaxed and stress free as I have been in a long time. Here are some of the highlights so far.
Highlight: I talked to a real girl. Inyelligent, interesting, beautiful, likes to ride motorcycles. GTG then explained to me what I did wrong (didn't introduce myself, didn't ask for her phone number, didn't invite her over to the campsite for a drink) and what I should have done (a list very similar to the one above).
Highlight: Even with three breakdowns and a crash we are riding all three motorcycles and will have racked up over 2000 miles on this trip.
Highlight: Kurt Johnson at Jamestown HD gave us a set of old handlebars and loaned me a big crescent wrench to straighten some bent parts.
Highlight: Mule met a nurse at the hospital, exchanged email addresses and has already got a long email from her.
Highlight: Hwy 128 through the Napa Valley.
Highlight: Hwy 49 from Placerville to Chinese Camp.
Highlight: Tuttletown Recreation Area which has nesting falcons, a large owl of unknown breed, dozens of bird species, more stars than you can count, catfish that may bite the toes of unsuspecting swimmers and at least one very pretty park ranger.


Tami said...

Wow Calvin! Looks like quite an adventure! -- and the one's with "challenges" always provide the best stories later!! Wondering when you'll be back home and if you'd be interested in baking a pie or two for a good cause? Meridian's Young Life clubs are trying to round up 50 homemade pies that they can sell at the BBQ Beef Barn at the NW Wa Fair this year (Aug13-18). The Young Life leaders do a lot for the kids on our campus...they've chaperoned dances, helped with sporting events, etc. I'm baking a couple pies myself, and I thought of you too! If you're interested, let me know and I can get you the details. Be safe! Have FUN! :)

heresolong said...

Hey Tami,

Thought I had your phone # but can't find it. Call me if you have mine. You may wish to also read Part 8 which is a week delayed due to issues with Mobile Blogger.