Home Sweet Home

8 Oct

We made it back to the West Virginia place. It was only 441 miles. We left Natural Bridge, Kentucky at 8:30 AM and arrived here around 7:30 PM. That includes three gas stops and one stop for lunch.

Temps were in the THIRTIES when we left this morning. That is really damn cold when you’re on a motorcycle. Trust me.

It did warm up eventually. But not until a couple of hours after we’d been on the road.

It was foggy, too. For about the first hour, we alternated between pea-soup fog and blinding sun, freezing the whole time. It was fun. Fortunately we were on a parkway (highway) and not some crazy, windy, mountain roads.

After the short stint on the highway, we dropped onto some amazing country roads. Really. Today we experienced some of the best roads of the entire trip. So even if it did start out colder-than-cold, it was all worth it. The roads were that good.

More detail tomorrow when we’re at the Maryland home. Right now, I am beat. And these pictures I’m trying to upload aren’t uploading.

So that’s all for now.

6 Replies to “Home Sweet Home

  1. Welcome home. Relax, have a cup of tea, and get some sleep. Posting can wait.

    The tale of your last day reminds me of a cross-country trip I took a few years back. The last day, I left Ohio and headed for home (NY). It could be a very long, but do-able, day: my eagerness to sleep in my own bed propelled me forward and argued against staying somewhere overnight. I rode the kind of hours you did and set my personal record for one day’s travel (650 miles).

    Glad to have you back!

    • Yikes… 650 miles is a lot! Was it an Iron Butt run, too? Hubby is into that endurance stuff. I just wanted to get home. Plus, we were having lots of fun on some really great roads!

  2. I’m glad you’re home and that your trip ended on such a positive note with fun, safe, interesting roads. Too bad the weather wasn’t more cooperative but the upside is that traveling this time of year cuts down on traffic. I’m looking forward to a great batch of pictures!

  3. No, I’m not an endurance for the sake of endurance guy; I like to ride for the pleasures of riding, not as a grueling ordeal. I’ll do 400-500 miles only if necessary; like you, I prefer side-roads and lighter days (like 200-300 miles).

    P.S., Cute grandkids!

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