Sunday, August 27, 2006

Brooks & Dunn Long Haul Tour

Mom and I spent the night in Oklahoma City for the Brooks & Dunn concert. Of course, we had to make a stop at Toby Keith's Bar & Grill then off to the concert. (We had the choice of going to Kansas City or OKC and I prefer OKC). As always, they put on a good show but I found it shocking that Ronnie forgot the words to "Neon Moon"....of all the songs to forget...that one's a classic. Their background projection screens get bigger and better each time I see them. Mom agreed with me, this was the best show we've seen them put on to date.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Ride Safe Melanie

My riding buddy, Melanie made an overnight pit stop at my house before heading out of town for the weekend with her sister. They are both beautiful, strong, independent women. Two hot babes running wild and free.....ride safe Melanie and I hope you stay dry!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A Bunting for Jennifer

My administrative assistant at work, Jennifer, is expecting a baby girl next month. I find it funny that she comes walking around the corner and you see all belly before she rounds the corner. She's absolutely adorable pregnant with a cute waddle. I completed it just in time for her shower this Sunday. This bunting with legs pattern by Plymouth is totally functional with two ways to button it. Fits newborn to 6 months from 3 skeins of Plymouth Encore.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Riding Destination: Sturgis, SD

We left Wyoming on Friday to spend Saturday at the Sturgis Rally. It's hard for me to describe my fascination with the annual rally in Sturgis. It's a homecoming and familiar destination with many great memories made over the past nine years we've attended. The unpredictability of the elements and riding in the Black Hills always keeps things interesting. Then there's all the bikes and people on center stage on Main Street to watch. The trip ended with a bang (literally) when my tire went flat 200 miles from home. I guess if things are going to go bad, it might as well happen on the last day. A friend came to the rescue with a trailer and we finally made it home Monday morning at 4:30 a.m. Sure was hard to make it in to work that day.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Riding Destination: Jackson Hole, WY

Husband and I took off on a 9 day, 3,500 mile motorcycle road trip with our first stop in Cheyenne and on to Jackson Hole the following day. (We had rode to Yellowstone a few years ago but never made it down to see the Teton Mountains). The moment was right and I ended up having a few too many Corona's while sitting in the saddle at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar during our one night's stay in Jackson. We rode through the Teton Grand National Park and stayed 4 nights at Togwotee Mountain Lodge. They provided us with a guided trail ride, chuckwagon dinners and a float trip where we saw bald eagles, elk, beavers and a moose! We had a view of the Tetons from our cabin window -- it was awesome.

Knitting Confession: I deliberately did not take ANYTHING knitting related on this trip but halfway through the week (like a true junkie) I suffered from a severe knitting withdraw and we had to make an emergency trip to Knit on Pearl to get me what husband called "a project" so he could have some napping peace. An easy sock pattern, dpn's and fingering yarn helped this city girl to slow down, relax and enjoy the cool mountain air.