The Harley Davidson Museum

Recently, the husband had a couple weeks of vacation. He decided to take a couple days and go see something he has wanted to for a long time-The Harley Davidson Museum.

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He took a ride, alone, to Milwaukee to check it out. He grabbed a hotel room close by for two nights and made a mini-vacation out of it!

He looked at a lot of history, took a tour and ate at the restaurant in the museum.

I do know he wants to go back and check it out even more. It has so much to offer! Next time, I plan to go with him!

He took a lot of pictures and here are just some of them!

Thanks, Tom for sharing your pictures!

The Quickly Put Together Ride

The thing with riding motorcycles, is that, of course, you are a prisoner of the weather.You can plan wonderful rides and then have to cancel at the last minute. Or, you can have nothing planned and the weather turns out incredibly perfect, so you quickly put together a day ride with friends.

That was our Sunday. The weather was supposed to be sunny and in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s. You couldn’t ask for a better weather forecast. We put out the word and six of us set off for the day. That may sound like a small group to you, but when you ride, it truly isn’t the number of people, but the ride itself. This one, was perfect.

 

We met up at two different places and then off to brunch we went. It was to a place called Shooters. With the combination of breakfast items and Sunday dinner items, it is a must go to place for a filling, delicious brunch destination.

My favorite stop of the day was at Pilot Knob State Park. There was so much blue sky and green surrounding us, I could have stayed all day. They have an observation tower that is a must to climb and we have in the past, but this time, we got off the bikes and walked down to the amphitheater. I could have sat there all day.

Reluctantly it was back on the bikes. We headed north into Minnesota. With the wind  as it was yesterday, it was a good direction choice. Being on the back, I could truly enjoy the blue skies and open countryside.

We finished the day with a stop at the Harley dealership in Albert Lea and of course, as long as we were in the area, ice cream at Coldstone Creamery.

 

It was a great day and we ended it with deciding that we should just meet on Sundays and decide then where our destination of the day is. Sounds to me like we have some more great adventures before us.

A Ride to the Grotto of the Redemption

I have lived in Iowa for the most part of my life. It was not until just a couple years ago that I finally what is sometimes deemed the ‘Eight Wonder of the World’-The Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend. The Grotto contains the largest collection of stones in any one place and took mainly two men 52 years of hard manual labor to achieve.

I was impressed by the immense peace and beauty of this place. The pictures I am sharing don’t compare to seeing this in person-which is something I highly recommend!

You can check out the history, hours and so much more on their website.