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Saturday, March 21, 2015

First Day of Spring and Chuck Turns Older!

Finally, we are officially in the Spring season.
How exciting is that.
We also celebrate a very important person's birthday in our house on that very same day.
My husband Chuck was born on this very day.....many years ago.  :)

Weather is supposed to be worthy of riding today, so what better way to spend a birthday than to be riding Ginger the Harley to meet up with some friends for lunch.
Seems to be a little overcast today, and according to the weathermen, we aren't going to see a whole lot of sun, but I am here to tell you this girl is going to wear and bring enough outerwear to make sure I am comfortable.

We are on the bike by 9am, and make our way South.
We are meeting up with Lynn and Keith and possibly her brother Dave at the mile marker 55 at 11am.
The traffic getting out of the city was as crazy as usual.
I just love the Saturday morning goofballs that are on the road.
You know the ones...the ones that linger in the fast lane and go 45 miles per hour.
They they glare at you when you pass them.
The ones that are in the left hand lane, and then all of a sudden decide they need to exit and about cause a wreck as they darn over three lanes to the right.
Yep, they were out in force.

Safely out of the City and the tempo of the cars speed up.
You know exactly what I am talking about....you are driving 70-75 and they pass you like you are sitting still.
Can you tell I am fairly put out with drivers already....LOL



We actually pull into the gas station off the highway right at 11am.
I went inside to see what they had from Bedre' Chocolates Factory.
The factory is right across the street, but the station is owned by the Chickasha Nation as well, and they feature their chocolates as well.
Of course I found something we needed to try, so we bought their ground coffee they offer with Milk Chocolate.
Sounds pretty good, and I think I can make a pretty tasty Iced Coffee with it!!!








Lynn, Keith and Dave show up in the mean time.
Gassed and ready to get this adventure started.
We had been talking about riding to Magnetic Hill in Springer Oklahoma, and Keith knew the way, so guess he will lead us there.




























Let me tell you, if you don't know where Magnetic Hill is, and you think you would just run into it, you have another thing coming.
If you are interested in going there or want to learn more about it, here is a link to explain it. Magnetic Hill.











We make a little stop in Ardmore at a motorcycle shop for Dave to pick up a part he is needing.
This group is hungry, so we decide to go to Two Frogs and eat.












We are taken to the back of the restaurant to sit.
This seems to be a common thing when we arrive at a restaurant.
Not sure if they think we are going to be a rowdy group or just that we want our privacy, but either way we have always commented on this happening.  :)

Food was good, and as we make our way to the parking lot, our friend Allen comes up and says hello.

Strange to see him here, but as he explains they have come to Ardmore for the boys karate group.
Never know who you might see along the way!!!


Lizzy's in the middle  :) 




Dave lives in Davis, so we make our way back and we stop and say our goodbyes.
I pulled out my rock "Lizzy" and got a photo op with her and Lynn.
Miss Lizzy has been riding with us, but hasn't been in any of the pictures.
I am sure she is going to be in many more to come this year.







Another plan is hatched, and Keith leads us towards Norman, OK.
We are going to make a Starbucks stop.
Its getting be close to 4:30 or 5 by the time we get our drinks and sit and talk for a bit.
Storms are starting to brew, and Keith and Lynn decide it is time to make their way back to Duncan.

Lynn and I are talking about her making a rock like my Lizzy.
We spy several millions of rocks in the landscape of the Starbucks.
Heck, they won't miss one little rock!!!!
She picks out a cute one, and looks like Lizzy will have a riding partner pretty soon, as Lynn is going to make her a riding partner like my Lizzy.



Happy Birthday Chuck  xoxo
We say our goodbyes, and we make our way back to Yukon.
It was a very nice day, and glad we got to spend it riding.
I know my birthday boy was glad he got to ride as well.

Happy Birthday to my awesome husband and First Day of Spring baby Chuck.
Let's do this again next year, same time same place.  :)