Sunday, September 09, 2007

Epic Ride!

On Labor Day weekend Cranky and I packed up the KLR-650's and went on an epic ride. Well, maybe not totally epic, but we went motorcycle camping. Cranky's bike had all the camping gear, and I had food, beer, a cookstove and my clothes.

We rode up to our favorite hiking/camping area, the White Mountains. We drove about 100 miles (taking the scenic route to avoid highways) and ended up camping near Lincoln NH.

Even the bikes had cover:

This picture isn't very good, but that is our dinner, brats w/peppers & onions, cooking over the fire. It was wicked delicious.

The next day we packed up and drove the Kancamagus Highway to North Conway, then north through Crawford Notch before turning back south towards home, about 200 miles. Here I am near Crawford Notch.

One of the roads we took was Rte 118. It was a beautiful road to ride and there weren't many cars on it. Here's Cranky at a "scenic overlook".

This was our last chance to get away while my mother was in NH (She's the only one we have to watch the kids overnight.) Hopefully next summer we will get to go more often.


Blogger Heidi the Hick said...

Wow! What a cool trip!

You'd really have to pack light to do a trip like that...sounds like fun!

Wed Sep 12, 10:37:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Jessica said...

Have you guys always had this much fun? I feel like I'm at a time in my life (especially with infants and no relatives nearby) when we can't get away. Did you ever feel this way, or am I just not managing my time well?

Wed Sep 12, 11:50:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Notsocranky Yankee said...

Jessica: We just started being able to get away a little bit. When Mary turned 12, we were so excited to be able to leave the boys with her for short amounts of time. Also, with the kids being a bit older (no diapers!), it's easier for my 72 yr. old mother to watch them for us when she is here from Florida. I just drove her and her car back the other day so we won't be going overnight until next summer probably.

Believe me, we felt the same way you do. Enjoy them while they are small, it goes by fast!

Thu Sep 13, 05:37:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

What a fun life you lead!

Your kids will have awesome lives, because you've shown them that it's ok to ehjoy everything that life has to offer.


Fri Sep 14, 02:09:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger mal said...

sounds like a neat trip *S* I wish I could get the OH interested in doing some riding

Fri Sep 14, 08:43:00 PM GMT-5  

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