Day Three - Sunday July 22, 2012
Moto-Bloggers Take Over Joseph
I don't think Sunday was as much a day of learning as it was a visiting day. Although we were down two moto-bloggers there were still six of us.
Troubadour and I rode from our hotel in Enterprise to Joseph where Richard and Bobskoot were staying, to park and store our gear for the day. Richard met us and let us in. We then wandered over to where he'd left Bobskoot then proceeded to walk around town and take pictures.
|(Decorative flower bed at the Indian Lodge Motel)|
As we wandered through town Richard pointed out the seven permanent bronze statues that were on almost every street corner.
It was at this point that: * I learned Bob had been making new friends. Bob learned it is hard for them to swat your hand away while their hands are full.
|(Bob and his new lady love)|
I am not sure why the artist gave this statue a six-pack, but: * I learned I don't mind that they did.
|(I like that they are looking towards the sun)|
|(Richard enjoying some shade)|
At one point we went back to the motel and waited for Karen and Erik to arrive from the campsite and store their gear. We relaxed outside for a bit and then wandered around town once again.
We even wandered into a few shops. This is where: * I learned that in cowboy country they don't just have energy shots - they have "Strut & Rut". Yeah, that is what it is really called. I am surprised it isn't jerky or steak favored. Nope, it's pomegranate. Go figure.
|(Behold the Strut & Rut - ammo for your body)|
While in another store, that had hundreds of tin signs on the wall, * I learned there really is an appropriate sign for everyone. I put the following up as my profile picture on facebook. My brother thinks I should have bought it.
|(One of several cars out for a Sunday cruise)|
My lunch at Mad Mary and Company was a cinnamon scone and iced vanilla soy latte. I am pretty sure the scone was not vegan but I was so hungry I didn't much care.
Apres-lunch we made our way back to the motel. We sat under the shade and dodged ants and spiders trying crawl up our legs and into our shorts. * I learned that will make a few of us jump up from their chairs - me included.
For some reason I left the camera inside while we were visiting so I don't have any pictures of everyone relaxing. One could say: * I learned if you don't have the camera on you, you won't take any pictures.
For dinner we headed to Mutiny Brewing Company where I partook of an iced tea and one of only two vegan options on the menu - the hummus plate. Thank you Troubadour for taking the pic.
|(The hummus plate - I was happy to see actual veggies)|
After a relaxing dinner, we hastened back to the motel so that Troubadour, Erik, Karen and I could gear up, say our farewells, give hugs all around, and head to our respective campsites and motel in Enterprise before dark.
* I learned that once again I was sad to say goodbye to old friends and new friends alike.
* I also learned that moto-bloggers are the greatest group of people and I wish that we could get together and visit more often.
* I learned that IMBC in 2014 will be bigger and better than ever - and will probably take place in a more Eastern location..
Odometer start of Day Three: 6109
Odometer end of Day Three: 6121
Total miles for Day Three: 12 miles (19 km)
- Au Revoir
" Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down" - Oprah Winfrey