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On the 1st day of my summer vacation
« on: June 28, 2022, 02:58:37 PM »
This is our first road trip of 2022, and since the crash last July.

We hit Watts-Bar on the way to Sweetwater, TN - and to our motel.  They have a nuclear plant, a hydro-electric, and a coal-fired plant which are all within 20 miles of each other.  It made for an interesting visit.










Then it was off to the usual area sites.





















THEN we ran into NC Dan and headed north to visit at the 39th annual Virginia Moto Guzzi Rally










After THAT, it was a ride back south and out (more) in the middle of nowhere for a river view, wildlife, music and good food.


Here's master chef Dan.  He kept us fed, put us up, and chauffeured us around to all of the local sights.   :thumb:









A bit of (excellent) entertainment.  Even the critters came out to listen.










We had a great time, and the weather was perfect.   :-)

The end.
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Re: On the 1st day of my summer vacation
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2022, 03:12:53 PM »
Nice👍
It was a great time having you and your wonderful wife a few days at the river house with us!👍




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Re: On the 1st day of my summer vacation
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2022, 03:18:56 PM »
Don't come back to Bandera now......104 Yesterday.

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Re: On the 1st day of my summer vacation
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2022, 02:03:35 AM »
 Very rarely have I seen such healthy looking cooking on a grill! kudos to the chef :food:
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Re: On the 1st day of my summer vacation
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Re: On the 1st day of my summer vacation
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2022, 06:51:03 AM »
Don't come back to Bandera now......104 Yesterday.

Enjoy.............T im

Tim - I was seriously thinking about a week in Bandera, but around Christmas !

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Re: On the 1st day of my summer vacation
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2022, 07:14:26 AM »
Glad you are back in action!
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Re: On the 1st day of my summer vacation
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2022, 07:16:45 AM »
Looks like a good trip!  :thumb:
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Re: On the 1st day of my summer vacation
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2022, 07:21:44 AM »
Thanks for sharing!

Great pics!

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Re: On the 1st day of my summer vacation
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2022, 07:49:47 AM »
We found a lot of good motorcycle roads. 

There were signs...... "no vehicles over 30 feet in length", etc...   A pretty good indication.   :boozing:


I wonder how long this guy had been sitting on that tractor





The GPS was practically useless.   And these signs were everywhere.






And then there's the occasional bear.






There was a doe, not ten feet from me at Sunday's first fuel stop.  Before I could get the phone out and fumble the camera - she had wandered off to eat the leaves on a tasty tree.

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Re: On the 1st day of my summer vacation
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2022, 08:03:14 AM »
There quite TVA presence in that area.  I did a tour of the sites around Chattanooga a few years ago.
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Re: On the 1st day of my summer vacation
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2022, 08:07:58 AM »


Pleesed to meetcha, Dan.  :smiley:
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Re: On the 1st day of my summer vacation
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2022, 08:15:50 AM »


Pleesed to meetcha, Dan.  :smiley:
Likewise Sir👍

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Re: On the 1st day of my summer vacation
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2022, 08:38:07 AM »
Which bike? Or did you cage it this time?
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Re: On the 1st day of my summer vacation
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2022, 09:13:58 AM »
Which bike? Or did you cage it this time?
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My wife rides with me, and so we needed big saddlebags.  She packs me extra socks and underwear and stuff.   :boozing:

So, we took that Heritage Softail. 


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Re: On the 1st day of my summer vacation
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2022, 03:23:37 PM »
 :thumb:
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