Archive for December, 2006

The next chapter….

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Well I took the big plunge this weekend. I am now the proud owner of a 2007 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic. I will be posting some pics shortly. I have to tell you that it is quite an experience; kind of like getting immediate access to an entire HD family once you cross the line. Everyone there to help, and no one ever pressures you for anything. Everyone is just so eager to share their knowledge and experience with the newbies. I am continually amazed at how many people share this passion, and are happy to see you climb on board.

The dealership delivered the bike to my house on Friday, so that my first ride did not have to be I35, which was too unnerving to me. I did about 16 miles throughout my neighborhood, getting the feel of this large bike. I then ventured out to town, and rode to Peggy’s office to surprise her. It was nice to see her start to get excited as well. I rode around a bit more, went to Branden’s house to check on the cats, then rode home.

Saturday was a big day for Peggy as we had to go shopping for her helmet and leathers (leather was on sale that day). After about 90 minutes of shopping, we now have all of our clothing that we need to ride safely. When we got home, I took her for about an 8 mile ride, and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. She made a great passenger. We are riding to Branden’s today for football, and to spend some time with the cats.

I was asked to ride in a 17 mile toy ride that the dealership was sponsoring yesterday, but I thought that it was too soon. I was also asked to ride in the big Dallas/Ft. Worth toy ride today, but I think that I need some more time riding alone and with Peggy before I ride with another 20,000 bikes. Next year, we will participate in that charity ride for sure.

We are looking forward to this new adventure, and will enjoy our ride my Mike and Denise from Dallas to San Antonio and back sometime this Spring.

Catch up blog

Monday, December 4th, 2006

It is becoming increasingly difficult to take the time to update my blog. Welcome to 2006, and almost 2007!

I have posted a few pictures from Thanksgiving this year. It is one of my favorite times of year; a chance to really relax and enjoy my family. Garrett is so enjoyable to spend time with, and I feel so lucky to have him so close to us.

I also have posted some pictures of Garrett’s Baptism. I am glad that Branden and Chris have found a comfortable church to become involved in, and Garrett is now officially in the church. It was a very personal and memorable service. The Priest made it very special. I can see why they like him.

I have also posted pictures from my trip to Colombia that I took right after Thanksgiving. I always enjoy my trips there, and I look forward to my next. The people there are so friendly, work so hard, and enjoy life. Anyone who thinks that Colombia is a dangerous place has never been there. I have traveled there at least 8 times over the last 4 years and have never felt safer. You need to go there some time. What a great place, what great people, and the small hotel that I stay at is the best. I have never had so much customer service in a hotel, and I always try to go back there. I look forward to my next visit, which may be next month, with Ashley coming with me.