Dust, mud and bumps…..

Up again for another day of gainful employment – both foolishly skipping the most important meal of the day and out the door by 08:30. Made a little better time getting to the West end – so plenty early – got the place opened up and waited for Jamal.  He opened up the garage [across the street] and we started moving machines. We filled up the ones that needed it with gas and before long our first group showed up and ready to roll. Minimal issues with this group – albeit, one of the slower groups I have followed behind – but still a fun ride. Back safe and sound – immediately loaded the next group and headed out again. This group was more of a challenge as they had one young rider that wanted to press the limits of what he [thought he] could get away with. Nothing grossly out of hand and a couple of [gentle] reminders of  the rules – and he was good to go – but kept me (bringing up the rear) on my toes.

While each tour is basically the same – they can all be extremely different as these two groups proved. That’s okay with me though – adds a little distraction of watching wheelers bob and bounce along a dusty muddy trail. Learned several ‘tricks’ to try with my camera and see a little bit of improvement in today’s pictures. Driving one handed and trying to frame a shot helps add a new dimension to bringing up the rear as well – but starting to get the hang of it and ‘shots’ are definitely improving.

Got machines all washed up and mostly refilled with gas (ran out of gas and will have to stop on the way in in the morning for more) – Will finish refueling machines in the morning before getting ready for an even longer day tomorrow — we actually have 3 tours tomorrow – so will be a tad bit longer day for…. at least we’re being broke in gradually……

Stopped by new mechanic to check on DD – he said he is tracing wires to ensure there is nothing shorting out (very time consuming) before he gets too deep into the computer – which at this point he doesn’t suspect an issue [yet]…. Finally back at our nice cool condo — My bride made up a batch of stuffed peppers and I am now full as a tick and ready for a shower and some rest…… We’ll see what 3 tours brings for tomorrow~!

Good Night Ya’ll : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Thankx for stopping in~!


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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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