Saturday, December 29, 2007

Retirement ride

No, not me, not yet at least. My good friend Tom celebrated his entry into the leisure class today.

Lee and I took him on a nice circuitous ride to Wimberley for breakfast.

It was a bit brisk when I departed the house at 0820. The sun had risen.

The thermometer was not following the sun’s example.

Three miles later it was brisker still.

Lee and I met Tom at his house at 0900. Roadtrip the cat wouldn’t let Lee out his sight.

We took the back roads from Tom’s house, and hadn’t been rolling for more than ten minutes before this herd of deer tried to kill me.

Ahhh, the back roads of the Hill Country, nothing better.

Our leisurely ride to Wimberley turned out to be a little too leisurely to keep our breakfast plans. We missed breakfast by minutes, but lunch turned out to be a fine alternative… Veggie burger ala Cypress Creek CafĂ©.

We headed out to Luckenbach after lunch, and ran into a fellow ADV-er on his stealth GS.

Tom and Lee are both showing their age—they were looking longingly at this Gold Wing.

Anyway, it is nice to see someone now have all the time they want for riding.

The best Christmas Present ever!

Having these two home (the two on the left).

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Sunrise, December 21, 2007

I love the progression of the colors over a fifteen minute span...

I have a very generous family...

And the person who drew my name for a Christmas present gave me a Nintendo Wii....

I was very happy, until I read this story:

Nintendo's Wii a surprise hit with seniors (link)

Is there a deeper meaning to this gift?


Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Carolers on horseback at Luckenbach...

The door to the Post Office:

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A llama?

Look who was spotted waiting to meet us when we got home late this evening!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Heroism is alive and well

In the worst of circumstances, some people put their lives on the line to defend others.

To do it after three days of fasting, and pitting a handgun against a murderer with long guns and body armor, is truly incredible.

This woman is an American hero for her actions that day.


Monday, December 10, 2007

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007