DARLENEK04   218,402
200,000-249,999 SparkPoints
DARLENEK04's Recent Blog Entries

Home Again

Sunday, June 13, 2010

We are home everyone and thanks for all the comments and notes.....I missed everyone
because I didnt get to post to everything, but will finish catching up tomorrow..

Have a great week everyone.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BUGLET- 6/14/2010 8:45AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I'm glad you're back safe and sound.. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLAKBIRD 6/14/2010 8:39AM


Welcome back, we missed you, your SOH and DH.

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PENNYLOU7 6/14/2010 8:38AM

    Glad you're back safe and sound!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SANDYMAE3 6/14/2010 5:13AM

    welcome home we missed you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 6/14/2010 12:21AM

    Glad you are back safe! Hope you had a great time!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Thursday, June 10, 2010

I am on a one week hiatus...just so anyone who missed the update. Probably will head
home on Sunday. This little notebook thing has helped but I MISSES ME COMPUTER.
Mostly i miss the bigger screen....lol

Catching up soon..
Yall stay safe now.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LUNADRAGON 6/14/2010 12:25AM

    I love my little netbook, I got it when I first hurt my back, and use it for the times I can't sit at the regular computer. It keeps me in touch.
Glad your trip was fun!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 6/13/2010 12:10AM

    Hope you've had a good time!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUNEBUG1944 6/12/2010 4:24PM

    I hope you are having a great time! We missed you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DILL_PICKLE5 6/10/2010 10:28AM

    glad you are back!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PENNYLOU7 6/10/2010 9:32AM

    I'm glad you checked in. Have fun!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SANDYMAE3 6/10/2010 8:23AM

    hey at least your keeping in contact with us. we miss you sooooooooooooooo much. have fun. are you having fun? yet.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLAKBIRD 6/10/2010 8:10AM


The netbooks are great little gadgets for occasional travel, perfect to play a game of solitaire, or watch a movie, but the screen real-estate does mean a lot of scrolling. Personally I miss having a full sized Keyboard.

Have fun on your trip.

Stay safe.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BUGLET- 6/10/2010 8:09AM

    I've missed your posts! Be safe!

Report Inappropriate Comment

    emoticon enjoy!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DIETSAFARI 6/10/2010 5:35AM

    Have a wonderful time!
Hope you have lots of exciting tales about your adventures to tell.
Lots of love, keep safe, and bless you

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARY1313 6/10/2010 2:20AM

    Oh! have a good time!!!!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Memorial Day

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Hi everyone who reads this.....lol

I was just thinking, this day was originated to honor our servicemen, regardless of
which one they served in, by General John A. Logan of Murphysboro, Illinois, right
after the American Civil War. (I used to pass thru his home town often).

I am thinking of this, realizing I am married to a decorated Veteran of the Vietnam
War, and he and I were talking about people celebrating this as the start of summer
as opposed to what it was really about in the first place, remembering our fallen
military.............Think about it. If not for those brave people who went off to war
in World War I or WW2, or Korea, or Vietnam, or wherever, we may not be so blessed
and be as free as we are.


Shake a veterans' hand, thank them for their service. You may be surprised at their


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HEIDIHYATT 6/10/2010 2:13PM

    Thanks for posting this and God bless all of our service men & women! While my husband has not been in a war he just retired with 22 years of Army National Guard service. He joined his senior year of high school. I am proud of him for his contribution. I am so thankful for all who have given to our country many of whom gave the ultimate sacrifice. God Bless them all.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DIETSAFARI 5/31/2010 1:49PM

    Hello DAnne!
I salute your military too, for coming over to Mozambique during the floods of 2000 to help the stranded people in our neighbouring country.
Lots of love to you and your DH

Report Inappropriate Comment
SANDYMAE3 5/31/2010 7:47AM

    darlene tell david i said,"thank you" for serving our country. manny was in korea and nam also. i say thank you every day. and when i see a vet or someone serving now i tell them thank you.

Report Inappropriate Comment

    God Bless our Veterans

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 5/30/2010 10:40PM

    Thanks for posting this Darlene. I think people too often "forget" what this day is all about. It seems just another excuse to go to the beach!
We all have the opportunity to live very blessed lives because of the sacrifices of those that have served in the military, and I for one am very grateful for those oppportunities and try to teach my daughter the importance of the sacrifices made by these men and women.
I agree, these folks should be honored each and every day...not just once a year!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BUGLET- 5/30/2010 7:53PM

    God bless the Veterans of today. Most young people aren't willing to volunteer, so the ones who do are the best. In church they asked the Veterans to stand and there were only about 5 from 350 people. Mine was one of those standing. He's Navy. Thank your hubby for me for his service. God bless all service persons, I love them for keeping us free!
I used to say that I had all the services except Army because my first was Air Force, 2nd Marines but I ended up with Navy... emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KAT7457 5/30/2010 6:02PM

    Darlene, thanks for posting this. my Ben who passed away was also a vietnam veteran and i also volunteered at the VA nedical hospital when he was still alive he passed 2 yrs and 1 month ago. I miss him so much. I have had many friends who were in the military and thank them often and that is the way it should be, and I pray all the soldiers that are overseas all come bad alive my daughters have 4 people who are overseas now and i have a nephew who was in the navy and another one who is going in th emilitary end of the year. my 2 gsons want to go into the army(mom's) dont like that but they are set on that.
any ways please when ever you can thank the veterans who helped served in the war, my gfather was in the navy in ww1-2 i cant remember.GOD BLESS THEM ALL (((((HUGS TO THEM ALSO))))))))))))))

Report Inappropriate Comment
LADYRAVEN1963 5/30/2010 4:35PM

    Being a Military Brat, Vet myself, and a Spouse of an AD Soldier (who is a Vet himself now)....Thanks for bringing this to peoples' attention...just if they heed it.

I 'thank' a Vet/AD Soldier (or other Branch) all the time... It should be EVERY Day, not just one day/weekend out of the year.

Comment edited on: 5/30/2010 5:21:46 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment

Close Call

Saturday, May 22, 2010

We went for a ride on the bikes today. It was nearly our last ride too. We were
preparing to pass a slow moving vehicle, and did move by and then when clear I
moved over to the right lane. David was still beside me in the left lane and out
of nowhere I saw a black blur in my mirrors and this SUV whipped in behind me,
hitting the brakes so hard her vehicle was rocking and if David had not looked
before he pulled over he would have hit her in the side, and all of a sudden, she
whipped back into the left lane and I am watching her and she missed his tail-light
by maybe 4 or 5 inches. So then when we could he got over and she was taking
off doing at least 90 miles an hour. In only a quarter of a mile she was completely
out of sight. She came so close to wiping both of us out, it was enough to take
both our breath away. I really feel like she was high or crazy and I doubt she
got thru this day without having a wreck.
You cannot jerk the wheel at high speed like that and keep a top heavy vehicle on
the tires.
It made me very thankful that we always pray before we leave the driveway...because
definitely God kept us safe today.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HEIDIHYATT 6/3/2010 10:16AM

    Thank God you are ok! How scary!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DODGEEWE 5/27/2010 5:27PM

    I'm glad that God was watching over you both! People just don't look for bikes. Here in NJ, the MRA has put up billboards and have done tv commercials to make people aware of bikes on the road. Not sure if it's helping or not!

I just got back from Milwaukee and was surprised that the big-rig trucks on the road were very aware where we were (there were only 2 of us). It was the cars I had to worry about! I almost got hit at least twice every day (by cars!).

Report Inappropriate Comment
PUDDLE_JUMPER 5/26/2010 9:39AM

    So very relieved that you are safe and well. You never know what is going through peoples minds on the road. Traveling can be very dangerous. Prayer is a very important spiritual tool, weapon and covering. Glad you were covered!
May God hold you in the palm of his hand!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KAT7457 5/25/2010 4:23PM

thank God he was watching out for you and Hubby that day. I agree with DEE motorcycle training and awareness should be #1 on the lessons to watch out for motorcycle, too bad you couldnt got her licence # and called the cops on her , she could have been drinking, high what have you, but you are hear today still with us. thank you God.
I see alot of sticker in MN here that people have on there cars stating watch out for motorcycles. its so true, there was a motorcycle accident here in mn about 20 miles from my place and the car hit the guy on the motorcycle and it was a car full of young kids drinking beer cans all over and the guy was hurt very badly. and in the newspaper his son wrote in an article that it was his father that was on that bike.
they need to give motorcycle the right of way. and kids in cars need to quit partying in them and of course not drink.I dont know what happened to the driver of the car, hopefully some jain time and I know dwi,and license taken away. mn is tuff on DWI's. so glad you are still with us. God bless you both.hugs kat

Report Inappropriate Comment
DOINFINE 5/25/2010 1:37PM

    I always pray before I ride too. It's dangerous out there and you just never know what's going to happen next.
So glad you and your hubby are ok and didn't get hurt.
God was truly watching over you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CONCHALEA 5/24/2010 10:38PM

    So glad you're safe! I hate close calls like that--they shake you up for quite a while.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SANDYMAE3 5/24/2010 9:19AM

    oh dear, i guess your guardians were with you that day. stay safe. bel

Report Inappropriate Comment
DZZSHORTSTACK 5/24/2010 12:38AM

    Wow Darlene,
I am so glad you were safe and protected!!!! Scarey stuff. It is sure nice to know God is watching over all of us huh!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LADYHDRIDER1 5/23/2010 4:17PM

    Wow, so scary. I'm glad you are both okay and nothing worse happened.

Report Inappropriate Comment

    Praise the LORD you are ok!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BUGLET- 5/23/2010 9:50AM

    Her reckessness almost cost you your lives. She probably didn't give it a second thought. I hope she remembers that she is driving a weapon to motorcycles and even to other motorists. Thank God he was right there when you needed him. God bless you both and keep you safe..
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
HARLEYFREAK 5/23/2010 8:53AM

  Glad to hear you ride with our heavenly Father with you, he certainly kept y'all safe on this ride.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DIETSAFARI 5/23/2010 2:56AM

    Glad Father had His hand on you, Friend.
Keep safe..

Report Inappropriate Comment
DIANESNEWLIFE 5/23/2010 1:14AM

  Thank God you guys are unhurt! I'm a firm believer that motorcycle awareness should be part of driver training. I hope she didn't cause an accident further down the road. Where are the cops when you need one? emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLAKBIRD 5/23/2010 12:44AM

    That's scary. So glad you and David kept your wits about you and didn't panic.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 5/22/2010 10:54PM

    I am glad you both are safe. It is absolutely scary the way some people drive. The important thing is that neither of you were hurt. I sure hope she didn't get down the road and injure someone else!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hi everyone,

We went riding today on the bikes, intending to take some pictures...HA
We rode down behind the mall and took a couple, but it was cloudy and overcast
and we knew it was supposed to rain, so we decided to head back home....but I
decided to ride the loop around thru the country and pop over to the interstate
and come home before the rain. "I DON'T RIDE IN THE RAIN."
Anyway, before we got 2 miles it began to sprinkle, and us in after church traffic,
and a couple car lengths later, the skies opened......I love my windshield, but gee
whiz, water hitting it and my helmet shield, hindered my vision, but since I didnt
know anyplace we could pull off, plus we could have sat there for hours, I signed to
David I was goiing home.....and proceeded to cut off the highway and hit all the back-
streets home. We had to pour water out of our boots where our jeans were so wet,
fortunately my wallet and phone were in the waterproof pockets of my jacket...LOL
We looked like a couple of drowned rats....
WOULDN'T you know??? all the neighbors were out on the porches....,
David thought I would be really upset about the rain, and while that was the 1st time
I ever rode on wet pavement, I just took it easy and we made it.
Truthfully, I don't think getting wet/riding on wet roads bothered me near as much as
the awful lightening........

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KAT7457 5/25/2010 4:26PM

    riding in the rain is terrible.I wish i had the bike i used for my permit but i couldnt get my license becuz the bike i used it fell and i couldnt get it up, i was suppose to get a smaller bike but I was only using a friends bike to get my license well that didnt turn out. so I still have my leathers and wish i could find a sweet guy in my life that has a bike to go riding. woohoo

Report Inappropriate Comment
PUDDLE_JUMPER 5/18/2010 8:38AM

    Glad you are all right. Take care!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BUGLET- 5/18/2010 12:57AM

    Be careful, cycle riding is dangerous enough but rain and lightning? I don't think so.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DIANESNEWLIFE 5/17/2010 9:08PM

  I'm with ya there! I do NOT like riding in the rain! I'm glad you made it back safely.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DIETSAFARI 5/17/2010 12:17PM

    That is an adventurous tale to tell.
Who else do you know who can say that?
Proud of you Biker Woman!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MUMSKI 5/17/2010 11:14AM

    Glad you made it home ok Darlene, sounds like something that would scare me also.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIZACARTER 5/17/2010 7:40AM

    Why is it the bottom always drops out--do they know we are on a bike and hate to ride in the rain? As for the neighbors, just smile and wave, lol, keep em guessing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HARLEYFREAK 5/17/2010 5:57AM

  Glad to hear you just took it easy and extra careful on what turned out to be your first ride in the rain. As a general rule we dont ride in the rain either, though we have got "caught" before. So did you just wave an smile at all your neighbors sitting out on their porches? LOL

Report Inappropriate Comment

    Amen..glad you are safe. It was another unique experience to ride in the rain though. I know I don't like it..especially at night. lol

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 5/17/2010 1:00AM

    I am glad you made it home safely! I can just see everyone out on their porches...

Report Inappropriate Comment
SOUPGAL 5/16/2010 10:42PM

    It was rainy and sprinkled all day here in KS. I saw a couple of people on bikes. The skies never opened up here though. I am so glad you could make it home safely. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FIT_ARTIST 5/16/2010 9:18PM

    I don't ride in the rain either! lol! Glad you made it home safe!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LNWOLF72 5/16/2010 8:46PM

    Yikes! I hate riding in rain too. Glad you did ok. I have a very hard time seeing and I often wonder how those people on those big Honda Goldwings manage. I see them in the rain gear dragging the luggage behind and I think omg no way. The only time I have ever ridden in a downpour was during my motorcycle training class. The safety glasses fogged over and between that and the water on them I couldnt see a thing. I've been caught out a few times but I've always made it home before it got too horrible. So...now that you've done it and made it...are you gonna do it again? LOL

Report Inappropriate Comment
MALEXANDER4 5/16/2010 8:31PM

    sorry I had to smile about the water in the boots, and of course everyone was on their porches, why wouldn't they be? hahahah. glad you did fine. Your tough, you will succeed at anything you put your mind to.

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Last Page