Monday, September 15, 2014


We arrived home last evening.  The words on the card said, "Welcome Home"! 
The flowers and the freshly baked muffins, were an extra special sight, and were placed there
by our daughter and granddaughter.  We had been gone a long time.  In fact, it was the first time
we had been away from home for as many days, and we were happy to be back.


Flowers and muffins were the best way to welcome this girl home:)


We had our motorcycles hauled across the country in this carrier.
We took planes to the beautiful state of Colorado.
There were eight of us.  Four bikes with two passengers each.
My husband had planned the route we would be taking, each day for eight days.  Miles and
miles of country, mountainous, canyon lined, and remote roads, were on our agenda. 


We were blessed with gorgeous weather for the most part.  But, we came equipped to travel
in all kinds of weather.


We rode in the sun filled days...


...when one could see for miles and miles, no matter what direction you looked.


And,  yes, we traveled in cold, rainy weather one morning.  Over the wet, mountainous roads we
went.  I am not going to tell you that this part of the journey was just as much fun as the days ahead.  However, this is where rain suits come in handy.:)  And, yes, they did keep us dry.


We rode through breathtaking sunsets, when the world seemed to stand still and you found yourself
wishing that it would.


We rode together...four bikes with four very good, skilled, and careful riders, and four passengers.





We took lots of breaks.  Time to take pictures, stretch our legs, and drink lots of water.

 
We loved spending time together, and it seemed like we never ran out of things to
talk about. Two of the couples were on adventures like this before.  For my sister-in-law and I, it was our first time for a trip like this.

Personally, I have been a passenger on the back of a bike for many years of my life, but never
partook in a trip for more than two days at a time.  A week in CO was in the making for quite
a while before we actually did it.  It was a very special time, in every way for the eight of us.

The next week, we spent visiting family in Denver and at the Guest Ranch.


This particular evening, we stood silently, watching as the setting sun, lit up the western sky.  It was impossible to truly capture it's awesomeness.

I will share a few highlights in the next few posts, if you want to stop back.

It seems like a long time since I've been in blog land.  I have catching up to do, but I also have responsibilities and commitments that are demanding my attention right now.

Thank you so much for stopping back, especially after such a long break on my part.

9 comments:

corners of my life said...

Our son and his wife recently moved from Colorado to Vermont. I will so miss visiting Colorado in all its splendor. Lucky you.

Happy@Home said...

Welcome home, Judy and welcome back to blogland too :). Your daughter and grandaughter's floral bouquet is a gorgeous greeting to come home to.
That sounds like an amazing adventure you were on and the scenery is breathtaking.
I will be staying tuned for more highlights of your trip.

lindsey said...

This looks like an amazing trip, I can only imagine what fun you all had together and so lovely to share it with good friends. I look forward to your following posts!

Debbie said...

WOW! What an adventure you have been on! Such beauty you got to see and experience, and the company sounds so wonderful. So glad you were able to take this trip, and I am looking forward to hearing about the rest of it. Welcome back!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Welcome back...safe and sound! Now that is an adventure of a lifetime...and such a fun one to share with good friends. And how nice that you had mostly sunny days.

Muffins, flowers and a 'welcome home' note...the best!

Christine said...

Wow, what a trip!
What an adventure, too.

You were missed here too!
The muffins are still in the oven.

Lovella ♥ said...

What an amazing trip. We did one similar driving both directions. We took a trip to Sturgis with three other couples and rode through hails and rain and on a few nights nearly froze as we camped at night. These are the experiences that make such fantastic memories. Your photos are beautiful.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I am so excited to read this post and see the photos! Such fun and gorgeous scenery! Looking forward to seeing more :)

Anneliese said...

Welcome beck! This road/bike trip-the good company and the beautiful views sound like health to your whole being. So happy for you! There are some things we just have to enjoy while we can and not keep saying "someday".

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