It's been a week or so. I am amazed at the schizophrenic weather we are experiencing. One minute it's in the triple digits and the next down in the 60's and raining. The garden is even confused. I think it had a great drink but now it is supposed to be hot again. Oh well, at least the 4th weekend will be normal unlike our Memorial Day. I am going to shoot some more in my back yard - lots of different flowers abloom so I have new material but for now I am working on the pile of pictures I took last weekend. I posted some on FB and also on our Obsolete Iron blog but I saved some of the ones Jesse took in Disneyland with Renee` and the kids for here.
|Our setup ... truck, trailer, 4 bikes, RV.|
We took off Thursday last and spent the day on I-5 ~ that sucks. Never has there been a road so uninteresting and long. We were pulling the trailer with the bikes so we had to maintain a lower speed. Jesse followed behind in Renee`'s mom and dad's RV packed with Renee`, Jerry and the kids.
|If you're not the lead dog, the view is always the same.|
Not much to do with a rolling house so we got out and stretched our legs and drug out the camp chairs. Everyone was happy to be still after the long drive down and we feasted on hot dogs and a big green salad with chicken n fixins on top.
Friday morning Jesse and Renee`and the kids left for a full day at the happiest place on earth. They did not return until around 11 p.m. From all accounts it was a good day full of Disney fun and the kids were troopers but fast asleep when they rolled in that night.
|Where's the first photo opp? Yup... gotta have castles!|
|The carousel claimed first ride attention|
|Renee` and Sofia going round and round.|
|And then ... DUMBO, of course|
|Looks like Cole's happy here...|
|Until he took a header into a park bench and had some quiet time with Dad to feel better|
|Pirate sword and mouse ears. Staples of the famous day!|
While the kids did Disney, we spent some time riding the surrounding roads and visiting around camp. It was interesting to wander around ~ there were people from all over the US and Canada. Our neighbors were a couple of young boys from Milwaukee and across the camp site, a few couples from Vancouver BC.
|Our Vancouver, BC neighbors. Check out the chair...|
|Lots of bikes in the camps. Some rode, some trailered|
|Old bikes and metal flake helmets were amazingly abundant|
|Tents, bikes and trailers, oh my....|
License plates from Arizona, Michigan, Oregon, Oklahoma were scattered around the campground. Mixed in were families on weekend outings (Oh NO, Dear... There's BIKERS all around us!) and even Elaine who was having a 50th birthday camp out with 20 of her closest friends. (Cool Idea, by the way) Happy B'day Elaine and the boys in camp really appreciated the "Cougar" hunt....
Other than a couple of moments of being shushed around the campfire, we survived the rules and regulations of Orange County's regional park's officials well. Of course we had to move the bikes off the dirt to the gravel because they might leak oil on the dry ground with no vegetation. And quiet time for RV generators was 8 p.m. and quiet time for campground conversaton was 10:30. I am sure there is something more they told us but once all the bikes showed up on Saturday they were so busy with the younger crowd, we became their star campers ~ gotta love us "old folks"! Ernie enjoyed some one on one time with some squirrels and some peanuts.
|Come on, Ernie...stop feeding the wildlife!|
|Poor Jerry ... his whole right side of his face was swollen from the bee sting|
|Entrance to our camp|
|our line up of bikes. 3 pans and a shovel - before they made us move them.|
|Had to try some PS magic with at least ONE of the shots....|
|Hangin in the shade|
|And me too!|
|Renee` n the kids|
|Her friend, Maryanne and new baby came by to say hi.|
|Papa Goodie and Sofia. All the kids love Ernie!|
Another successful campfire and evening and Sunday morning dawned to the sound of striking camp. It took us a bit to get it all down and packed and by 11 we hit the road for home. It is a 9 hour drive the way we do it... I think we actually rolled in around 9:30 p.m. tired and ready for our own showers and beds.
As it was, we had a great time, saw a lot of cool stuff, met some neat people and were seen in one of the most unique and awesome events for the Retro Chopper/Antique Motorcycle scene. Couldn't have asked for more.
If you hung in here this long, I bid you Happy Trails. Life is good, tell the ones you love that you do and have a safe and happy 4th of July. And, most importantly - thank a soldier that we are still free to celebrate this day!