Saturday, September 17, 2016

Blogger isn't working

Ok we have tried everything  in the world to get photos  to upload and its a no go.
stacie even created a blog on a different site, no go.
If you want to follow us send STACIE DOWDY BENEDICT A FRIEND REQUEST.
I'm  really disappointed  that blogger doesn't  fly.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Close to the border

We left home early 09/05 ,I was antsy and tired of waiting to hit the
road. Before we even left Stacie was finishing up  loading her bike.Down it went in the garage,  we managed to get it upright.  Our adventure began, the next day I ran into a big ass flower planter and the bike landed on my previous damaged left ankle. I thought and said It's  friggin broke. We managed  to get me upright and after some time I threw a  leg over the saddle. Hurt like hell but we carry on.
Our first days after that the weather was  cool and we managed to get in a groove.
We camped at North Rim for 2 nights,nice place and we want to go back.
We are now in Patagonia,Az. We will cross border in  the a.m. Had to ride through a torrential  downpour  today and we chose to stsy at the Stage Stop Hotel here.
Having issues with uploading photos  from tablet to blog (google Sucks!)
Anyone with remedy please enlighten me.
Till next time  adios....

Sunday, September 4, 2016

??????? Essay as in S.A.

 What happens to our America this November only time will tell. I hope and pray that Trump is successful in his quest to make America GREAT AGAIN!
Stacie practicing Spanish, she has a lot on her shoulder's on this one.
The DRZ's seat is one of our sore spots and with that I installed Seat Concept kits.
Torn down and ready for me to install tires,tubes, and final maintenance.
My main steed Darth, his eye is drooping and I can see he is P.O.  Sorry but this ride is going to be difficult enough without the extra weight and of course Darth has now 132,000 miles on him.
Getting my bike ready fro all the upgrades.
Information,information, this isn't even the half of it. You can only read and prepare so much, then it is time to hit the road!
Our trial run going to Lo Lo Hot Springs.

That about does it, WE RIDE SOUTH!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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First leg of the ride, stop in on Jaz, in Whitefish Montana. Spent a few days visiting and eating good grub ( no she didn't cook) LOL.
The woman had been outta control, gave her a BIG TIME OUT!
The one, the only, Mr. waffles, on a leash. Jaz. and her critters ( Ellie Mae ) comes to mind. Jaz, give me a shoulder to lean on, would ya?
Glacier N.P. at Lake McDonald.
Glacier N.P. $30 to get in the gate. Pretty soon only the rich will be the ones visiting the parks. Hey the International tourists don't mind the fee's.
 In Oklahoma to bear witness of Bodean''s and Sheilas wedding. Sheila demanded a Tornado shelter installed in their Retreat.
 Is that a bunch of drunks or what?
 Background is David ( Bodean's brother)
Below Jaz, Baluw, and Dad at a beer garden in MT.
My woman looking good and enjoying life as it should be. 
Hey sucker , you open the bag, dump it in, and fire it up.
Oh yea, three drunk idiots with a 1000 firecrackers in a bucket. No excitement here! It went crazy after that. Scott, I still owe you dude!
Aunt Dorothy
 My 1st cousin Rodger, and wife Phyllis. I had not seen them in decades. Was great to drop in on them.
Below Rodger and soon you'll meet Ronnie ( parents grave Aunt Ethel and Uncle Noah)

Grandma Gatlin, what a sweet woman. She had to have been our favorite. Her and Uncle Pop . 

Brother Kenneth, and Dee, out on the farm. I was actually pinching Dee's butt on this one. Always had 
fun messing with Dee.
 And here is Ronnie, again way too many year's since I had seen the man.
Scheels, a Cabella's on steroids. Ferris wheel and everything you could imagine . This was located in Olathe, KS. 
 Brother Daryl and wife Camille. We spent 3 days hanging with the old folk. LOL
 Now this is my type of store, guns on the floor and I'll bet anyone a million dollars that NOT ONE GOT UP, WALKED OUT, AND KILLED SOMEONE!
Reminded me of my childhood, we could go in a store pick up shotguns, rifles and sight them in and even dry fire. NO ONE GOT HURT!
Daryl's Last Resort in Paola, shooting some stick.

Great storm clouds on way back to Olathe

A motorcycle museum that just opened in St. Marys, KS.
We rode 600 miles from KS. to Colorado, in 96 degree and about the same humidity. A Margarita was in need and was one of the best we had EVER drank.

Bear Tooth Pass. some Asians know a legend when they spot it . Getting a photo of Darth.

I just about ran over a few of those tourists in the background. They get off the bus and wander around with their heads up their Butt!
Riding the storm out.(REO)
I spotted this mommy and her calf, as we descended the Bear Tooth.

This guy was checking us out while we waited for construction in Wyoming.
We had many interruptions of our day due to construction.

Oklahoma, this state road system is a little nuts! You go south 15 miles to go East and then North 10 miles or so to stay on your original route and then perhaps head East again.
Wonder what I did to deserve this exclamation!
You old dog you.
Baluw getting comfortable......
Jaz, and Mr. Waffles.
Below Aunt Alice who resides in Columbus, MT. Always when I am near, I drop in to visit. She doesn't have but a son near to visit and I know Mom is smiling every time I make my visit.
The only structure left standing of my childhood homes. It is barely hanging in there .
Somerset Cemetery, where the previous relatives are laid to rest.

Ursaline Academy, a convent where at one time it was a place for women to become a Nun.
This time I managed to get out before any run ins with my friends!!!!!!
A few fireworks in Oklahoma .

Town square in Paola.
John Brown Lookout just outside of Osawatomie. All that debris is from some inconsiderate asses not picking up their firework trash.

Back on the farm, with Dee and Kenneth..
Jordon and Liberty, waiting to partake in some home made tacos.
Kelley, I used to babysit while Dee and Kenneth enjoyed their night's out. I think I darn near raised the boy.....LOL
Stacie had mentioned that some corn in this field was going to taste real good after her irrigating it....

Utah. At this point we had ridden in severe wind, heat, and humidity. I decided ABORT mission. We weren't going to continue to California. I was DONE!
Honey whiskey cooling in the stream at our remote campground in ID.

I bought this at a souvenir shop on the Bear Tooth Pass. Pretty much says it all. I agree 1000%.
 Bodean and Sheila, on their wedding day. Congrats to the both of you. We were honored to be there and wish YA THE BEST A LUCK!
Bro, you have some loud style going down .