Sturgis – next year I will be there!

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Scott loaded his bike up and took off with a friend to the most famous motorcycle rally in the world – Sturgis. He rode 3600 miles total. I was so incredibly jealous during the whole trip but I will be with him next year! Here are a few pictures he sent me of his adventure as well as a few I was able to capture on webcams.

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Packed and ready to go!

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He is actually in that picture! This is the Sturgis Webcam

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Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

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Old Faithful

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So wish I was there!

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Old Faithful webcam

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Beautiful Wyoming!

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Another Fun Bike Night

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Grand Rapids Harley Davidson has Bike Nights every other Thursday. It’s a great excuse to go for a ride and we take the back roads there so it’s a beautiful ride through West Michigan. The weather was perfect and the band and food were great.

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We took the highway home. It’s ironic that I take that highway home every day and can’t wait to get off of it but when we are cruising down it on the Harley I don’t want to stop!

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Rebel Road +

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We tried to get to Muskegon for Biketime all weekend. The weather just didn’t cooperate. We had grand plans for Saturday but they got all discombobulated when the storms rolled in – twice. We finally ditched the day (did manage to go to the local chapter of the Harley Owner’s Group meeting) but it was just meh after that. We got up Sunday morning and hit the road. We knew the crowds would be smaller but hey, we made it! The weather was B E A U T I F U L and after doing a bit of shopping….

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we went straight downtown. The crowds were much lighter than the pictures we saw yesterday but there were still lots of bikes and we had a great time.

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The weather was just perfect and after a few hours there we headed to the lakeshore to The Deck. It was a perfect day to sit outside and listen to some great music and have some great barbecue.

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We headed home along Muskegon Lake. So beautiful! We did 87 miles today in #puremichigan!

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Riding with friends – the BEST way to ride

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We met up with Mike and Sue in Cadillac to spend the day riding with them. We had a fantastic day with fantastic weather. We went from Cadillac to Manistee where we had lunch at River Street Station. From there we went to Arcadia, Frankfort along the infamous M22 and to Interlocken where we split off and they made their way back to Higgins and we made our way south. We stopped at Interquilten while in Interlocken – a really neat quilt shop. From there we made our way to M37, taking a break at Hodenpyle Dam Pond Roadside Park and then stopped at Old Iron in Grant for dinner before heading home. We did a total of 351 miles and I could barely walk when we got home! A new seat is in order but we didn’t expect to do this many miles. It was a perfect day with great friends and I can’t wait to do it again.

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All KINDS of things to do – Bike Night

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I had no idea of the things that were available that we could do once we got the Harley. The dealership has Bike Nights every 2 weeks and we attended our first one on July 8. We didn’t know what to expect but wow were we shocked and surprised! They had a great band, a food truck selling barbecue and a beer tent. I couldn’t believe how many bikes were there. Someone even did a burnout and melted his fender! We took the highway home and it was a great night to zip down highway. It was a ton of fun. We will definitely be back for another one.

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Perfect 4th of July Weekend

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We started our 4th of July weekend with a ride on the Harley with plans to do a lot of that over the next few days. We took advantage of the beautiful day and drove over to Sandy’s Harley Davidson in Fremont. Harley just makes SO much stuff for your bike, house, closet, etc. It’s almost overwhelming!

We then made our way to Newaygo and ate at Driftwood Bar and Grill. It sits on Croton Dam Pond and is in a beautiful location. It was a perfect day to sit outside and eat. We did 99 miles on the 3rd.

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On Saturday we made our way to Cadillac to go to Thunder on the Lake. It was an event for bikers with displays, vendors, food and a beer tent. It was our first biker “event” so we were pretty pumped to go. There were many bikes there and it was fun to see them all.

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We made our way across the state from Cadillac and ended up in Pentwater – surprise surprise! We had dinner at Gull Landing and then made our way home. We did 250 miles today for a total of 349 miles for the holiday weekend. It was also the BEST 4th of July we have had in years!

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Whoda Thunk?

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When we were buzzing around on the Ducati, I NEVER thought we would someday be riding a Harley, much less only a few weeks later! I took my first ride and am now hooked! We had to get some Harley gear so we would fit in. I don’t think the Ducati gear would work very well! We road up to Grant for dinner at Old Iron Bar and Grill – a real biker place. They have great food and it was so much fun. I can imagine how much fun we are going to have on this bike. We managed to take the back roads and did 50 miles on my first ride!

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Shipshewana Quilt Fest 2015

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I attended the 2015 Shipshewana Quilt Fest once again and Scott was able to go with me this time. The grandparents watched Madison so we had a few days away which we needed so bad! The Quilt Fest was fantastic as always and Scott kept himself busy either working or looking at motorcycles – this time a HARLEY. I’m afraid it may have bitten him because he took it for a test drive and I can say he’s pretty obsessed with it right now!

It was raining when we got there early Thursday morning and I stood in line for Schoolhouse in the rain along with several hundred other crazy women. Once we got inside it was a lot of fun. I took quite a few sessions and of course the lunch they fed us was yummy.

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I took a class from Pam Holland on Friday. The class used fabric markers and we traced a design, then colored it with the markers and then quilted it. Mine isn’t finished (ahead more than the picture) but it was a lot of fun. Definitely out of my comfort zone but fun.

 

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We also went to the quilt show as well as participated in the shop hop. I love driving around the country there. never get tired of seeing the beautiful countryside.

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I got to sew on this beauty during class.

 

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We got to sit inside the buggy at Essenhaus! As many times as we have eaten there this is the FIRST time we have been able to sit in the buggy. It was fun!!

 

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Yoders added a quilt square to the side of their building this year.

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Scott test rode a Harley while I was out quilting – I am afraid what might happen now!

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We were so sad to leave but we will be back next year!