I got back from Kentucky on Thursday night. It was quite an experience and a great time. I really enjoyed the mountain roads, distillery tour, and hanging out with my friends/family from the board. Thank Trev and especially Ope for setting up Braveheart!
In all the trip was 3082 miles in less than 8 days. I rode hard and partied hard. It was great to be back on the road again.
I have plenty of pictures to share, but these are from the last day when I rode through my hometown in East Texas. Chief can appreciate these. I grew up on a dirt road just north of a town with population 317 in a county of about 20,000 people. As you can tell it was a pine forest, and it carries the name “Davy Crockett National Forest”. I’m proud to be from there
some pictures from where I grew up.
This was part of our neighbor’s 500 acre ranch. He was also a large and small animal veterinarian and the kindest sole you could ever meet. We called him Doc, but his real name was Maxine. This pasture was where my mom took me to see Halley’s Comet in 1986 when I was about 5 years old. I remember it as clear as anything in my life.
We sat right there on top of our Nissan Station Wagon and used the car roof to steady our hands and the binoculars. That comet just hung there in the sky with a long tail. It didn’t move in the half hour we watched it, and that was my first real introduction to the wonders of the night sky.
I’ll have to post more pictures of the house another time.
I had a great trip, and it was great to be back on the road. 😀