Thursday, March 15, 2012
Thursday Memes -- Things in a row -- Two Questions -- Traveling
As you read you can be thinking
Oh yes, I hope your Ides of March is pleasant.
That would be because you are headed for the largest motorcycle rider gathering in the United States. Every year thousands of motorcycles are headed to attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. (link) Also I have several distant cousins living in Sturgis and vicinity to visit as an added bonus for me going up there.
These riders are inside the Ronnie's Bar in Tekamah, Nebraska, on their way up to South Dakota. Generally motorcycles like to travel long distances in a group. It is more fun and if there would be a break down or trouble being represented in numbers sure does help things.
Panning for Gold in Alaska?
These folk are lined up panning for gold in Alaska. I am guessing that they were all tourists. I took home several little nuggets the size of peppercorns and a larger piece worth $24. The larger piece used to sit on our coffee table but now it is in a drawer someplace. How do I know it is worth twenty-four dollars? I don't for sure but that is what I paid for this souvenir.
We did a Princes Cruise-Tour which started in Anchorage, then we did sight seeing travel to Fairbanks and then back to Whittier, 60 miles south of Anchorage, to catch our ship. The cruise portion then ended in Vancouver, Canada.
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And now for my Thursday Two Questions: (See Thursday Two Questions by Poetic Shutterbug for more reading. You could also make your own by checking in at this link.)
Last week we answered questions about using our 'free time' after a medical appointment either to go back to the grindstone or take the rest of the day off and enjoy yourself. Most went back to work or the household. The bonus question was about having your dog's teeth cleaned. Most don't. However a few brush their dog's teeth. Mrs. Jim won't do that and I don't.
My Two Questions for this week:
1. Which did you decide? Travel to Alaska or to Sturgis, South Dakota, with the motorcyclists?
When I met Mrs. Jim I rode a motorcycle. Mine wasn't a big road bike but it would get around. It was a Honda CB-450 which is a nice little town bike and also will travel. I wouldn't do Sturgis with it. A Harley Hog would be much better or even a Harley Sportster would work. I don't ride anymore but do keep my license current for riding.
2. Where will your next vacation (holiday) be? Will it involve travel and if so what kind?
We plan next to go to London to see our grandkids (KP and BP) and kids (Karen and Billy).
Bonus Question: Does any of your family ride a motorcycle now? Is that okay with you or do you worry?
We've been through Sturgis - fortunately, or unfortunately, just a matter of looking at it, we were there when it was DEAD - after the rally. The town makes all its money during rally week - millions - the other 51 one weeks - hardly anything!
I'd pick Alaska!
2. We are flying to Indiana in May to visit my brother and sister in law. They are going to take us on lots of sightseeing tours so we are looking forward to that.
3. My brother still rides, but I don't talk to him anymore after what he pulled at our home two Thanksgivings ago, so no I don't worry about him. Hubby sold his bike a couple of years ago because he didn't feel safe anymore. I worried about him every time he went for a ride. I just prayed that he would come back safe.
Have a terrific day. :)
PS: The Rainbow Lorikeets screech rather than sing! Nothing is perfect in this world :-)
I really like your rows and would love to pan for gold. I have panned for diamonds but only found crystals.
PS My bucket list - has on it to ride on a motorcycle just once with the Hell's Angels - lol
Thanks so much for letting me know about my link on Self Sagacity! :-)
I have always wanted to go to Alaska so that would be my choice (although the biker tour could be a lot of fun too!)
I would love to go on vacation but sadly I don't currently see one in sight!
I have had past family members bike before but don't currently have any who ride. I always worry - not so much because of them but because of everyone else@
Have a great weekend & thanks for joining us for Friendship Friday! :-)
I would pick Alaska! And with the price of gold where it's at, your nugget is probably worth more than $24!
Don't have a clue where the next vacation will be. I doubt it will be very far away if the price of gas keeps rising!
My sister and her boyfriend ride. I don't worry about them.
2. I don't know. It's hard to plan ahead.
I'd love to visit London. I hope you'll have a wonderful time!!
At the moment, no one rides in our family. ...except bicycles of course :)
I gave up my cycle license when we moved back to KS in 1996 since I had not ridden in years. We finally sold the cycle in 2008. It was fun.
I like the line of bikes. We went to Orange County Choppers when we were in the Hudson Valley and by accident hit the spring poker run and about a thousand cycles of all shapes and sizes. What a sight--and they had the shop actually open so you could go back and drool over the tools... ;-D
I would pick Alaska about July or August when I need to gaze longingly at something cold--like an iceberg!
2. Where will your next vacation (holiday) be? Will it involve travel and if so what kind? We don't forsee a vacation this year, but I am hoping for a move instead. Although I am not sure if this will happen at all.
Thank you for playing and what fun questions today. Smiles.
No one in our family rides a motorcycle!