I started this blog in January of 2011. Today I’m a handful of clicks away from 18,000 views. Looking at stats early on I never imagined that many visitors, or 100 followers. I very much appreciate all of you that stop by on a regular basis.
I’ve received a number of emails recently from readers. I’m not sure how to respond or even what to say here. Best choice of words would be that I’m taking a break from this blog.
I enjoy the Weekly Photo Challenges, and if I have any photos relevant to future challenges I plan to participate. My other two, non ride related blogs-Cricket’s Place and Queen’s Gems-will most likely continue to be updated.
It’s been a struggle trying to find an appropriate photo for this post so instead I’ll just end with hugs and a huge thanks to all of you.
We often see a lot of interesting things on rides. Saturday we were headed north in Pennsylvania when this came into view:
Shrugs from both of us and then a minute later we saw signs and realized this was Three Mile Island. That was quite a flashback…I’m not going to get into age but I do vaguely remember the accident, kind of an oh wow moment. It’s funny how at the time when things like this happen it’s all the news coverage but then they eventually fade from the media spotlight. After we got to our hotel I ended up doing some research because I actually didn’t realize any of the facility was still functional.
This shot was taken from the road; I was surprised at how close it was and what didn’t appear to be an abundance of security. I remember years ago my grandma lived in the area of the Fermi facility in MI. Sometimes while visiting my dad would see how close he could drive to the plant before guards literally came out of the trees asking if we had business there. Fun memories.
This is interstate 270 just approaching the exit to get us back home; the photo was taken Saturday morning so traffic was light.
We are often on this road at the end of rides late Sunday afternoon or early evening when traffic is heavy with other folks returning home from weekend adventures. I find it very stressful after a relaxing ride.
We’ve lived in Maryland for over 10 years. I absolutely do not miss Michigan or Ontario winters, but I’m still not used to summer weather here. While the calendar still says ‘summer’ we finally got a break from the heat and humidity today.
We had planned to ride but didn’t have a particular route or even destination. It was cool enough this morning that I wore both a long-sleeved t-shirt and my jacket. We ended up riding 260 miles in beautiful weather…had lunch at the Marshall VA location of El Agave, did the 211 ‘motorcycles high crash area’ onto Skyline Drive, home thru Shepherdstown and Harpers Ferry.
My neck is sore-nothing new-and I have windburn on my face but it was a great day and I’m very much looking forward to more fall-weather rides.