Tuesday, November 2, 2010


 Two weekends ago... we rode to Memphis, Tennessee.  We wanted to check out Graceland, the marching ducks at The Peabody Hotel, Beal Street, and the Memphis Riverboat.  So in less than 48 hours, we did just that...

Cliff sits outside Elvis' crib.


After touring everything Elvis... we went over to the gorgeous Peabody Hotel to check out the marching ducks.  The crowds these ducks draw is amazing!

That evening... we went over to the Memphis Queen Riverboat, had dinner, danced with elderly folks on the dance floor, and enjoyed the views of Memphis from the Mississippi River.  

Then it was off to Beal Street... for some beer, blues, and GREAT people watching.

Heading home... it started to rain.  Good thing we had our rain gear!

Go check out Memphis... it's a really cool town!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sunday's Great Ride

It's been a while since we've been on a ride... so naturally we picked the hottest day of the summer for a quick jaunt.  105 degrees is not bad when you are moving, but when you stop... it's soooooo dang hot!

We got up early to beat the heat... and joined up with our friends Scott and Kelly.

Kelly and Scott and their new Harley.

Scott and Kelly just got a new Harley... and were ready to take it for a spin.  Cliff and I warned them that we like to make a lot of stops just to check things out.  Luckily, that didn't scare them, they were up for it... which was awesome!

So off we went...  heading from Tulsa toward Locust Grove and Spavinaw on some great curvy roads.  And boy, did we see some good stuff on this trip!  Enjoy!

Look closely, these people have their hub cap collection displayed nicely all over their house!

Who doesn't love a decorative long horn on the gate?

Lady Liberty graces the front yard of this palatial estate.

When I got home, 
I ordered TWO of these beavers for my yard.
But I requested the beavers not be quite as "angry" looking.  

Just outside of Adair, Oklahoma... we stopped to check out some cow hide rugs.  If you follow my blog, you know I love cows.  (Yes, even dead ones.  ha!)   I have always wanted a cow hide rug... really I have!   And today was my lucky day...  Cliff bought me a beautiful one, which we were able to fold up and cart home on the bike!

Cliff and Scott with a Buffalo I named "Jerome".

This is Benicia, and she helped us with our cow rug selection.  She was awesome! Eventually, I will get some of her cow pillows. I love them!  Check out her website:  98Cows.com 

We motored on... down historic Route 66 as we made our way back to Tulsa.  Our next stop was Totem Pole Park.  These pictures don't do the totem poles justice... they really are interesting works of art with lots of detail... and they are huge!

He told us his name is "Walkingstick".
And no, he didn't build the totem poles. He just lives next to them and oversees them.  
He likes to come outside and say hello to anyone who visits and find out where they are from, even on a hot day like this one!

After checking out what is boasted as the largest and tallest totem pole in the world... we continued on Route 66 to Claremore and Catoosa.  We could not resist the urge to get up close and personal with the infamous Blue Whale.  

Back in the 70's this was a waterpark!   I am quite certain I swam here when I was 4 or 5 years old, back when it was fairly new.  However, it's been pretty much abandoned as a waterpark for as long as anyone can remember.

Scott is on top of the WORLD!  I mean WHALE!

Next to the Blue Whale is an abandoned petting zoo, also known as Noah's Ark.

We ended our day...  hot and exhausted, back in Tulsa, at Crow Creek  for lunch... What a great day! We hope that Scott and Kelly will ride with us again sometime!  

And NO... I did not really order two of those beavers!