Wow, what an adventure it's been!
I've just been reading back through my blog, something I like to do from time to time, and it's just so amazing to see all these things that we've done laid out in print and preserved here to parouse. It's funny the way you can't remember things, dates and such, and journaling is such a wonderful way to combat that. For instance, I now know that this Halloween will be FIVE YEARS since Carrie and I quit smoking! We haven't picked it back up, not even a little, not even once. And August marked FOUR YEARS in our home. We almost sold it this summer, but that didn't fall into place like we thought it might.
So many things have changed since I first started writing this thread. Cars and bikes have come and gone, as have helmets, birds, garden vegetables and even dogs. Our beautiful German Shepherd who finished our Bear Lake Pizza crossed the rainbow bridge last summer, we miss her a great deal. Some things haven't changed though. The bathroom and basement are STILL incomplete, though less so than when we started, and the flower beds around our home still tend more towards weeds than flowers. And we still have a free-flight bird room where we breed pet parakeets and cockatiels, though we're slowly getting out of that hobby at whatever rate nature determines is appropriate.
Curiously, despite what my entry dates might suggest, the last year has been ALL ABOUT TMW. Carrie and I have been doing a ton of work reviewing products and attending events, most recently some pieces from Indian Motorcycle that you may have seen on the main page. If not, head over to the Reviews
section and stick out some of the work we've been doing. There are YouTube videos too with all the latest stuff, and we're pretty proud of the work we've done. Of course, we do it all for YOU, our loyal readers and wayward internet searchers alike. THANK YOU SO MUCH for being here, reading my blog, coming along on these journeys with us and sounding off.
There will be more to come. We've done just a TON of riding all summer long and had some excellent adventures. We finally made the Colorado run we've always wanted to do, rode that Colorado River canyon by Arches National Park and even discovered one of the most insanely technical bits of road we've ever had the pleasure to lean in to. East Canyon has NOTHING on Douglas Pass. I'll tell you all about it in some future entries.
Wow, still hard to believe I've been contributing to this blog for SIX YEARS, original entry May 4 of 2012. There'll be more to come. I know this is about the fourth time I've made this statement on this blog, but I'll try to get in here more often and keep it updated. Sound off, leave a comment, make a statement! Knowing I'm reaching people is what keeps me going, so let me see you watching. That's all for now!