Ahhh, pure Michigan. This is probably what you expect when I say it’s a cold day in the mitten. If so, you are correct! It is negative temperatures outside, the wind is howling, and the sun is nowhere to be seen. I’m currently sitting at my desk looking out the window wishing I were in Sarasota right now (which is my FAVORITE place to visit in Florida! There will be a post on this in the future). I don’t enjoy living where the air hurts my face and where I can’t wear flip flops year round. I am not made for this weather! I’m sure there are a few of you who can agree that Michigan, let alone the Midwest, is just not the place to be through the months of November to March (at least for me, those are my least favorite). Then there are those of you who thrive in this weather and makes people like me think you are absolutely crazy!
So to beat the winter blues, I am going to reminisce on the good ol’ summer days when my husband Ben and I go riding on our Harley Davidson motorcyle. We own a 2017 laguna orange stret glide and it is our favorite thing to do come spring, summer, & fall!
There is my good lookin’ hubby on our Harley– his most beloved and favorite possession byfar. We love our bike & make so many great memories on it. We travel all over and ride, and plan on taking a few long trips this summer (I’m thinking Nashville would be fun!). The summer that just passed, I had invasive back surgery where they fused 2 vertabra together with a cage and screws, so there was no riding for me until the last week of September. This past September, we traveled to Arizona with some friends and when we got there we went to the nearest Harley Davidson dealership and rented motorcycles for 3 days. The 2 couples we went with are Harley enthusiasts, as well. That’ll be in another post about what all we did, what cities we traveled to, and the best food to eat when you’re there! Anyways, riding a motorcycle is the most exhilarating thing you can possibly do, in my opinion. You meet great people that end up being even better friends, you get to check out little towns nobody speaks of or even remotely knows about, and you get to visit the cutest little dive bars (which many end up having REALLY great food). All in all, it is a favorite past time of ours for the last (almost) 4 years we have been together. In all those years, we have always owned a bike and in the more recent years, we have become apart of the American Legion Riders, also known as the ALR. That is where we have the greatest friends that we can bond with over a love of riding motorcycles. I’ll make a seperate post one day about the ALR because seriously, we do so many great things for our veterans and the community we are from, it’s crazy how much support we have from people all over the state & country!
So enough talk about riding motorcycle, I’m getting all excited about it and can’t even get on ours until all this crappy white stuff on the ground is gone! If you own a Harley or are frequently a passengar on one, share your stories with me! I also LOVE seeing pictures of other peoples’ bikes, so feel free to share in the comments! If you have a love of motorcycles & everything Harley Davidson like I do, then check out my pinterest board here. It’s still a work in progress, but there are some great pins that will keep you longing for the sunny, 75 degree days where you can hop back on your hog and ride as far as your heart desires.
Alright, I think it’s time to go read– I started another new book, but I’m not going to spoil this one; it’s just too good for that! You all will just have to wait on another #goodread post in the near future!
Stay warm & keep smiling– it’s Friday eve! One more day, we can do this!