Sunday, April 5, 2009

Ready To Head Home

The bikes and other non-essential items are loaded on the trailer. We're ready to head out in the morning. What a great place this is! The Texas Hill Country is our kinda place. The Hampton Inn has become a second home to us this week. It's been lovely and comfortable.

We did a big loop today. From Kerrville to Camp Verde. Then over to Leakey (pronounced "Lakey"), down through Utopia to Medina, then back to Kerrville. So, I thought I'd share a few photos of our trip today. See y'all in a few days!

FM 337 to Leakey, TX

We where privileged to ride the wonderful Texas roads. Some turns are off camber with steep grades making them a bit dicey, but they're still quite a bit of fun ... as long as there are no slow pokey cruisers in front, slowing the approaches ... jingle, jingle. [giggle] Sorry, personal joke. For those of you who don't ride, our local friend, Pappy, very kindly lead us around the Hill Country one day and he rides a cruiser style motorcycle. He told us later that the bells under his floor boards kept 'jingling' on some of those tight turns which means he was dangerously close to dragging. This is NOT a good thing on a motorcycle.

Anyway, we had such a good time while he was here. Pappy was very missed after leaving. Thanks for showing us Greenhorns around pal!

Camp Verde Creek

There is some breathe taking scenery, especially around the creek beds.

Dam Store

We even stopped at that dam store. [lol]

"Where the deer and the antelope play ..."

Nanny Goats (but not in panties)

Margaret, are you missing any goats? The one up front kept 'talking' to us "baaa, baaa, baaa". Then when we didn't feed her, she started spitting. It was so comical.

Time to replace this user. I'm tired. Goodnight until the next post! God bless.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laughs and the great scenery tonight. I pray that you will have a safe trip home.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

so THAT's where the kids went!

I love the picture of Camp Verde Creek.

And what's an FM? In these parts, FM is radio.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Thanks Mildred. That's so sweet. We will be careful what with towing the trailer and all.

Margaret ~ "FM" is an old term for "Farm To Market" and is used almost exclusively for farm roads. I didn't know it's meaning either until recently.

Thanks y'all for stopping by! :o)

D.K.Fisher said...

Love the pictures especially Camp Verde Creek. Really nice picture. You guys be careful coming home. We are suppose to be having a few windy days in Georgia.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the scenery! Believe it or not, we woke up to snow this a.m. I am enjoying the beauty of your photos. I'm glad the trip was a success!

The Texican said...

Hey, I resemble those remarks. Great journal of your adventure. I wish I could have stayed a little longer. Barbara is already planning a time when she can go. Did you ever make it out to Fire Creek? I still haven't cleaned up the bike, I guess I will before the end of the week. Drive safely. Pappy

MuseSwings said...

Wonderful pictures! Next time I have to go to the "dam" store I'll know there really is one. Thanks for letting us share your adventures.

Linda said...

I have missed you...You all stay safe and see ya when you get back. (don't think I can get you to stop in Sweet Home Alabama, can I?)BLESSINGS

Lanny said...

The picture of the creek makes me want to go visit there. Isn't that what a picture is all about? So, very good.

I am glad you had a good time and are well rested?! Well at least you are rested from the same ol' same ol'! Now get home and get to work!

Marie Reed said...

Dam Store! This is sooo classic! I dying girl:)

Valerie said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time. Hubby's been out a couple of time on the bike but I haven't yet. I can't wait to though. Have a safe trip home.

Janeen said...

Oh the pictures are great! Beautiful country there. Dam Store - LOL! What did ya buy?

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

It looks to me like you are having lots of fun! Cool. Isn't it fun to see so many new and different things? Be careful and have fun!

Anonymous said...

Glad y'all had a nice and safe trip. I'm sorry I missed meeting you. Nice familiar pictures.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Thanks y'all for stopping by! I've missed everyone too. Time to get back to blogging.

Carey, I wish you could have come along with us. We really would enjoy meeting you too. I meant to ask Pappy if you ride but forgot. D'oh! :o)

Poetikat said...

Hope you had yourself a grand time, Sparky. From your pics it certainly looks that way.


Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Hi Kat, We had a GREAT time! So great, in fact, I'm having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. I long to go 'play' and not work. Sorry I've been neglecting everyone else's blogs. Hopefully I'll be back to acting normal again soon. Well, 'normal' for me. [lol]