Thursday, November 8, 2018

Hill Country ride 2018

Hey there, so its about to get crazy busy so I thought i'd post now to get one in this week. Last Friday, Todd and i hosted a ride to one of our fave places in Texas with some good friends and new friends.
Todd has made some friends in his work industry that are riders and he rode to Georgia back in July and went on long ride with them. Theres a big work convention that takes place every year and this year it happened to be in Dallas. It changes every year. So since the guys were going to be in town , they also rented bikes and extended their stay to go with us including a couple that live near us and our very good friends of ours.  So there were only 6 of us total - 4 bikes which is a nice small group that is manageable.
We went on the same ride last April with a much larger group and we had so much fun but its hard to organize large groups on bikes- with gas breaks, eating , etc to be on same schedule.
We ride all back roads and stopped at one of our regular stops when we're in that neck of the woods for some awesome BBQ!  We also happen to come across a very very long caravan of army trucks, Humvees, etc heading to the border. In fact, it was so big, they also went long way on back roads because it would be a huge media storm if they went main highway. Todd asked them on one stop if they were heading to the border and one soldier replied he wasn't at liberty to confirm but he didn't deny. Then sure enough, it ended up on the news later that night that Trump had released 1000's of troops to secure the borders.
We HAVE to include a stop to Luckenbach when we're in town . Its soooo fun and i love the vibe of being there. Live music, beer and wine, fun atmosphere.
I have tons and tons of pictures so this may have to be in a few separate posts.
I really enjoyed the ride and it was perfect weather! Id much rather wear a jacket any day then ride in the hot hot sun.
I flew into St Louis last night and i'll be here for the next 9 days to support the conversion here. ( remember i just did a conversion support back in August in Salt Lake).  This is the last one for the year and for the company until we tackle our sister side in Canada.
So here is picture overload:




Salt Lick in Driftwood, TX







An old phone booth



Have a great day and i'll try to post again soon.

10 comments:

  1. I get wore out just trying to keep up with you here! How's Nan doing?

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    1. Thanks for asking Chris- we need your prayers. She's very depressed and doesn't understand why God is keeping her around. She is our rock and glue and brings so much value to us just being here. In return it makes me sad that she's so sad.

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  2. What a great ride you had. So glad you were able to do that. Have a nice time in St Louis.

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    1. Thanks Debby! Can you believe its snowing here?! I have winter coats at home but only brought a jacket. Dang it.

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  3. You had me at BBQ! And if that wasn't enough, you delight me with those wonderful views. Precious!

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    1. Girl, the BBQ makes my mouth water just thinking about it!! It is incredible. Lots of good BBQ around Texas. I'm a lucky girl!
      Have a great day.

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  4. Holli, ever since Thursday at noon I have been living in a hospice house in another city keeping a deathbed vigil for a close family member. I'm sure you can understand why my mind is not and cannot be focused on blogging right now. I am sending you this message from a room in the hospice facility using a borrowed laptop. I will need to be away for an undetermined amount if time because Mrs. Shady and I need to remain here with family, which includes members who have flown in from Texas, until after the funeral service. Tomorrow (Sunday) my dear friend Kathleen Mae Schneider will be guest hosting at Shady's Place and bringing you a new chapter of her series about her mother Margaret's childhood at the Shady Dell early in the 20th century. I would greatly appreciate it if you would give Kathleen your support in my absence.

    Thank you very much, dear friend Holli!

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    1. Oh Shady, my heart goes out to you and the mrs. Prayers for peace and comfort during this time. Blogging must absolutely take a backseat to your family. God Bless you!
      I will most definitely make time to show my support for your friend Kathleen.
      Sending prayers my sweet friend!

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  5. Amazing!!! I love the pictures! So cool! What a wonderful ride!! Love the smiles and the kissing booth! LOL! Big Hugs!

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    1. It was such a good trip. I'm currently working this week in St Louis with some really mean grumpy people so i'm reminiscent of my tranquil moments with the open roads and fresh air.
      Hugs back xoxo

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