Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment


Bagpipes on the beach at sunset:

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Here’s Bug In Your Eye!


Helmets, jackets, pants, and gloves are mentioned when reading about motorcycle gear. Eye protection isn’t usually high on the list.

Last week we left on a ride after Dan got home from work. Yet another pair of sunglasses were recently broken. When we stopped for dinner he said something was in his eye, which I could see at the bottom of his left iris. A short while later we checked into a motel for the night; his eye was still bothering him after multiple attempts to remove what looked like a dark speck.

We couldn’t find any after-hours clinics so we went to the emergency room. He was given drops to numb the eye. The physician’s assistant couldn’t remove the problem so he was seen by a doctor who identified the speck as a bug’s wing.

It was a few days before his eye felt completely normal again. The day following this incident he bought a pair of goggles. It’s surprising how much trouble a tiny bug can cause!

Epic Adventure 2012 Day 4


Nashville TN to Kosciusko MS
329 miles

Today we started the Natchez Trace Parkway. The road is 444 miles long, the speed limit is 50, and no commercial traffic allowed. It’s a very pretty ride with both open areas and shade, lots of wildflowers, a number of historical sites to visit.

Epic Adventure 2012 Day 3


Paintsville KY to Nashville TN
343 miles

Day 3 we rode southeast towards Nashville, which is the northern end of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Since neither of us had visited the city before we had planned to stop for the night. We aren’t fans of country music but had a lot of fun wandering around Music Row, checking out the people, bars, restaurants, and numerous stores selling cowboy boots. We ended up having food and some drinks at The Big Bang, first sitting inside watching the entertainment, then we moved to the outdoor balcony seating where we could still hear the music and watch the street action at the same time. To end the evening I had my first chocolate martini back at the hotel bar.