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7/12/14 2:00 A

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Talked to my SIL today in Raytown...wanted to know of course when we are
coming out.....

Went to the rehab center to see MIL today and see how she is doing...

Not much going on...don't know when we will get inspired to get the bikes out again.
Not a lot of sense in keeping them if we are not riding....and he doesn't really want
me out alone....lol



If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
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A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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7/11/14 9:28 A

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We tackled the yard yesterday! He is back to work today and I am on vacation still so it looks like I have a house cleaning to do!

"I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls." Audrey Hepburn

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." Audrey Hepburn


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7/9/14 10:03 P

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We have been doing other things, not to mention the excessive heat and humidity
combination.

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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Hubs cleaned the Harley all up and we took it for a spin. Great day!

"I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls." Audrey Hepburn

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." Audrey Hepburn


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7/8/14 3:23 P

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oh and we got the new pipes on the Harley! Sounds great! louder! that was the goal! The brand new bikes are too quiet for me!

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had a great weekend. Just dont like the aftermath of clean up is all! ugh. But it will get better soon! All the laundry is caught up

"I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls." Audrey Hepburn

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." Audrey Hepburn


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7/5/14 9:10 P

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We got a slow start today....I got up with a bad headache, so we kind of loafed
around until I got to feeling better...kind of had a stiff neck from trying to see the
local fireworks. We were sitting on a bench at the park and this lady and her son
came by, then some guy joined them and we assumed he was her dad.....and
when the fireworks went off we were taking pictures and then she got up and stood
in front of me. David asked me if any of my pictures were good, I said well I got
some good ones of the ladys head. She just stood there, so I finally got up and
walked around her...and she goes uhhhh was I in your way???? There were loads
of motorcycles out too, and made me wish we had rode ours....


Edited by: DARLENEK04 at: 7/5/2014 (21:12)
If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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7/4/14 5:39 A

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Around mid-night we had a spectacular lightening/thunder storm followed by heavy rain. It was natures fireworks at its best. They had to cut short the Boston Pops performance in Boston because of the impending storm.

We have this Hurricane Arthur coming up the coast which is going to impact our weather today. There will be no riding on two wheels today (for us anyway).

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7/4/14 2:25 A

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love the New England area! I am working! I work from 10p-6a so in between business, I jump on here to see whats going on! Busy day of riding tomorrow. Picture perfect weather here. Like perfect! unheard of. We always get hit with nasty heat and rain on the 4th but I think we are going to get a great one today!

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7/3/14 6:37 A

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Yes, KIM and I am over here. What are you doing posting at about 1:30 a.m. in the morning?

It is a warm Thursday here with the threat of heavy rain tomorrow due to hurricane Arthur moving up the coast pushing a storm system our way. It will be well off coast and probably not cause any damage to our area in Massachusetts.

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7/3/14 1:39 A

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I am here!

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7/2/14 5:48 A

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Good morning and welcome to Wednesday the second day of July 2014. Make it a good day!

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7/2/14 3:17 A

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hello Harley friends!

"I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls." Audrey Hepburn

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." Audrey Hepburn


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7/1/14 1:38 A

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that is awesome! Someday we hope to do things like that! Main reason he got the bigger bike is for more comfort of us riding together! But Maine is a far far ride! lol! Been to Maine. Love it. Love all the New England states!

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6/29/14 10:31 P

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AWesome

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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Hi, Kim! We got back from the Maine State HOG Rally about 2:00 p.m. today. Our Chapter won one of the game events Saturday afternoon. It was called the "DownEast Ski Race" where eight members get on two 12 foot four x fours and race 60 feet before the other competitors cross the line. This is the third year we have taken the trophy home from Maine.

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checking in to say hey!

"I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls." Audrey Hepburn

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." Audrey Hepburn


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6/22/14 8:42 P

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Goodness gracious, your daughter is in Australia?? wow....I have a couple friends
who live there but I know I wont ever get over there....

Glad you got to ride. We are supposed to have rain for several days this week, hoping
to get the garage cleared out so we can get to the bikes...lol

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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Hello, Darlene. No Storms here in Massachusetts right now and it is beautiful, dry and in the 70s.

There we.re no storms for us in Australia while we were there for three weeks visiting our daughter and family which includes her husband and three of our grandchildren. We were with them in Wollongong, NSW which is very hilly terrain - no flatland at all.
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I just did put all of 23 miles on my '93 Harley last week after I got back. We are going to the Maine State HOG rally this Thursday.

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6/22/14 2:30 P

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Looking for the storms to roll in anytime here....Heavy rain and thunder/lightening....



If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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6/22/14 2:23 P

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Where is everyone? Out riding???? I am lonely here on the threads....LOL


If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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5/21/14 8:30 P

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My goodness, you are on a roll....1500 hundred days.

We got David home from the hospital yesterday. He got 2 more stents(that makes 5)
and all was well til he blew out the port and began bleeding. there were 8 nurses in
there trying to get the bleeding stopped, plus myself getting rubber gloves and trying to
mainly stay out of the way.
But he is better, altho it will take a while for his skin to heal.

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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My current SPARK STREAK is 1500 days as of today.

I got my garden started this past weekend. Got 18 tomato plants and six pepper plants in the good earth. Now we hope JACK FROST does not show up in our area.

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5/16/14 8:07 P

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Hope you have fun, and perhaps won't get rained out.

We have arranged for David's dog to go to boarding at our vets' so
when he has the heart cath on Monday just in case they keep him
overnight, I won't have to come all the way home and then go back.

Seem to be having an attack of my joints the last few days....my left
wrist and both hips, fingers on my right hand just ache and hurt.

Anybody got any suggestions? I have tried condroitan/gluchosamine
and it doesn't work for me...

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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We are in West Dover, VT this morning for a rainy weekend of "fun" . It is a cancer benefit weekend raising money for ovarian cancer and breast cancer. We decided to come by car since it was to be raining all weekend. We will miss some of the rides or will we. We have been coming to this May event for four years now.

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5/8/14 6:39 P

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Thanks Debbie.....Sammie always loved to ride in the truck on my console....I put a towel
on it for her, and she would sit there looking around til she saw someone looking at her,
then she would rear up on the window and just enjoy being the center of attention.
She rode all the way here from Illinois that way....then when I stopped she would launch
herself to my arms from the seat....she had a habit of launching from the tops of steps or
from furniture...I always managed to catch her. She loved everyone, and just assumed
everyone loved her....an eternal optimist....I miss her scampering around...I never had seen
anyone scamper before her....she must have walked a million miles following me from room to room....

The funniest thing I can tell you about from Sammie, is she was modest....lol....she would
go outside and go out to the end of the yard and hide behind the cargo trailer so no one
could see her go potty....

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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5/7/14 5:21 P

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Darlene just reading this today. I am so sorry for the loss of your Pom. I love animals (more then people most days) and have gone through the loss of a beloved pet. Remember all the good times, the happy memories and put a picture book together. My Spike gone these past 3 years rode with me all the time. Every time I start my bike i remember him, nose in the wind ears up eyes watering.
only another pet lover can understand the unconditional love they give us. what is one of your favorite memories?

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We got Sammie when she was 4 weeks old. I have had her for 15 years. That is
mostly all in the blog I posted....bless her, she shadowed every step I took...if I was
in the laundry room, she was there....I will miss her so much.

Our bikes started just fine and rode good...I will need to take mine in to be serviced
before long.

I keep a packet of batteries to fit all the various fobs, so if they give me a fit I can change
them...

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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5/5/14 5:18 A

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Life just continues to happen to you. How old and how long did you have this Pom?

We got our bikes back into our "Toy Box" yesterday. I actually put on 35 miles on my 2008 Ultra. But it was not without problems. Went to start it and could not even get the starter to click. The four-flashes started to blink. My security key fob battery had failed. So we had to take the car to the dealer to buy a $1.74 battery for the key fob to get the bike to start. I am so glad it happened here and not in Vermont or somewhere else in a rural area.

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We watched the Derby, the race itself....lol...got to love those hats...
David took a short ride on his bike also....I tried to talk him out of it.

The other news I have, is bittersweet for me. My little Pom died early
this morning. She had a stroke and died in my arms....

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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NO! She did not ride. And NO, I did not ride either. We did work in the yard and along our front walk. We just had to attend to that stuff. Priorities you know.

It also was Kentucky Derby Day too.

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yes....a long time....lol

I am just so happy with me, I got a ride in today for International Women's Ride Day....
It is difficult with all the junk in our garage to get out, so I had to back out and got
stuck in the door so David gave me a boost....not that he was supposed to, mind you.

Did your wife get to ride today?

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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I wonder why that would happen that you would not show up on our member Leaderboard showing you accumulated points. And you have a lot of points. You have been doing this Spark stuff a long time.

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Russell it was there the last time I looked, but that was BEFORE they changed the
format over......??????????

I went and looked and the square is there but no picture....I can't find anything since
they screwed with the format again....



Edited by: DARLENEK04 at: 5/2/2014 (20:17)
If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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Darlene, why don't I see your name on the Team Leaderboard? Did you elect not to show up on that board?

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Thank you for keeping me aware of what is going on in your part of the world. It is hard to imagine the stress that you and others going through. And then there is your life and those close to you.

As far as where is everyone. There must be some who are losing their interest. How many days/months/years have you been doing this? I have close to 1500 plus days of SparkPeople activity. I have almost 1500 days of straight activity. How much longer will I stay on track? This becomes a lot of time each day to keep this up.

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We did well on the storms. We are 2 blocks on the East side of the Interstate, no warning
whatsoever, everyone on the west side of the interstate had tornado warnings. A friend
of mine posted on FB that she saw the thing go over....thankful it did not touch down and do
more damage.

One lady down here in one of the areas hit in Alabama, crammed 80 people from her neighborhood in her storm shelter....SRO, but the 2 people whom she knocked on their door
in her neighborhood and invited them, said no thanks and slammed the door on her....sadly
both were killed....

We also lost a class act of a young man, Junior in college, and just a sweetie, a retaining
wall fell on he and his girlfriend so he held it up long enough for her to get out of the way
and he died there....21......

David had his sleep study last night. I see a C-pap machine in his future....they have some
new face pieces so hopefully this will help his breathing...

He is way past extremely unhappy about the 4 stress tests he has had that showed him to
be fine...................when he was not. Any of the last 7 procedures he has had could have
been fatal...

Well, off to find something to fix for supper..

Where is everyone, by the way?????

Darlene

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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Yes, RE, it is very true. The weather map shows this huge from from somewhere North
of St. Louis Missouri all the way to the Gulf Coast and we will likely get the bad weather
on Monday....depending on how fast it is moving. I am hoping they have the NOAA weather
system warning radio fixed.


We may have to sell our bikes, sad as I am to say it.

David had a nuclear stress test 2 weeks ago, got back a clean bill and kept having chest pain
and so I freaked and called the dr. and was in nutcase mode....and they had him come right
in, so David told him something was wrong and he thought he might need a stent.

Now, Monday he had a Heart Cath.....the cardiologist said he could have put 2 stents in
arteries, however the bypass artery, he would need too many stents to open, without the
risk of throwing a blood clot and being fatal......he called the cardio-surgeon, who came right
over to the hospital, checked the video and his 2005 video and notes.....and we talked, then
we went and talked to David.....basically he cannot do surgery, he cannot have any surgery
or procedure period.....and the surgeon said if he were forced into surgery, he would want
all his family called in because he does not give him good odds....maybe 50-50, and that
would be stretching it....

He did not think it a good idea for him to ride, in case he had a problem.....he put him on
a blood thinner and something for Angina.....and a bike going down would not be good either...

Hope you enjoy your ride.....get some wind for us....

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Here we are on the 25th of April and the Harley-Davidsons have not been ridden nor even started to hear the engines. It just may happen this weekend. If the weather cooperates we will get out on those iron horses and feel the wind.

I am reading that areas of the U.S., Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Oklahoma may be hit by many tornadoes over the next few days. Is that what you are hearing about?

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happy easter and just think, you behave all the rest of the year....so one celery
in a bloody mary may not hurt much...

Blessings,
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Riding! Yes, we have done NO riding yet this year as well. The weather is part of the problem. There have been some people out but we have not.

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday and we will have ten guests for dinner. We will be having ham and lamb, shrimp and cream cheese ball and crackers, asparagus and white potatoes. We have hard boiled some white eggs to color. The coloring will be done by daughters and grand children.. Yes, we might have a bloody Mary as well, sorry! And that will have a celery stick in it too.

We may be breaking some dietary rules tomorrow.

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Glad you had a good time and got to collect some chips as well.....
I collect angels myself....and while I have given away 3 boxes full of
all sizes, I still have quite a few. Other than that, I like to work jigsaw
puzzles, but once I work them I give them away.

Our weather was lovely here today, 72 degrees....and no riding for a while
yet.....David is having a heart cath on Monday, then, if all goes well he
sees his pulmonary specialist Tuesday, and last but not least, Wednesday
he goes for a sleep study at the hospital to see if he has sleep apnea, which
may be a contributing factor to his breathing issues.

Will let you know about the riding...

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It is freezing here and it snowed yesterday here in Massachusetts along the mighty Merrimack River. We just returned from Las Vegas where it was in the 80s and 90s each day. AND IT WAS SO DRY TOO. We visited a couple of Harley dealers in the area..

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Over cast and rainy-mid 70's

Believe you can, and you are halfway there!


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Well, WELL, now that you have asked - I do collect the poker chips that the dealers are selling and I have an unfilled display for them. I bought some more poker chips from the Henderson, NV dealer and the Red Rock, NV dealer. I could not resist. I did buy a new H.D. leather belt too. I will all fit in our luggage for the trip back. I did not get anything to ship via UPS or FedEx. I am good!

Thank you for asking!

I did get over two hours of walking in today. It is amazing how much walking we are doing.

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See anything you couldn't live without????

DarleneK

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Today is Sunday and the warmth level is coming down from the 90s to the 80s. Yesterday we got more than two hours of walking and that was not just a casual stroll. It was pretty aggressive. We were on a mission to get to a show on time.

I have been getting each day started off with exercise in the exercise room too.

Today we are going to visit a couple of Harley-Davidson dealers in the area.

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good for yo.u.....have a pleasant trip.

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We are in very warm Las Vegas, NV and we arrived Wednesday morning before noon. We left from Manchester, NH at 6:00 a.m. three times zones changes to get adjusted to. Lots of motorcycles here with the temperature hovering around 90. It is usually around 70 here at this time of year.

We went to a winery in Pahrump, NV which was the first one for Nevada and it is 24 years old. There are now three wineries in Nevada. So we have visited 25% of the wineries in Nevada. We rented a vehicle and did not ride our motorcycles here.

I have been exercising each morning here and doing lots of walking too. So I am good on the exercise theme.

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Thanks for the thought on the 2 bikes.....and thanks for posting your first name.

I am kind of torn about the bikes, I love to ride, but David is having health issues
and I think he is not telling me the whole story....so he is going to see a pulmonary
specialist tomorrow....I know he doesn't want me to worry, but that is impossible. He
enjoys riding also, but I just don't think he feels well enough to ride so they sit out there
and to me it is like a waste and I don't want them to rot down.

Well, I think as long as your 93 is running fine, and you enjoy it, keep on riding it...

Good going on the exercising...
I am off to nurse my headache....lol....stormed here last night and I didn't get much sleep
between that and screaming joints...

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Here it is the 7th day of April and the last bit of snow is about to disappear from the back yard. The daffodils and crocus are finally coming up. We spent time trimming the apple tree in the back yard. It got into the 50s Sunday and we did not start of the iron horses.

Darlene, you might consider selling the bike and depositing the money into a "bike account" to be pulled out later to buy another one in the future if you should decide to. The money may appreciate where the bike will depreciate the longer you have it.

I should talk since I still have my 1993 Ultra Classic Anniversary bike which I still ride It is 21 years old this month and it looks like new and sounds good too..

I did two sessions this Monday morning on the stationary bike - 1st was 16 minutes and the 2nd was 11. I am going for another third brief session later today.

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Glad you didn't get the snow. I did hear on the news tonight about the storm and
how bad it got.....

We have only gone on one ride where there were a lot of bikes and we staggered and
kept a decent interval between us and the leader....I didn't worry too much about the
ones behind us, since they fell so far behind....

I wonder, have you ever made Chia pudding????? I found a recipe and I have to go
get some sweetner(honey or agave) tomorrow, and am going to make a bowl just to
try it.

DarleneK

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will try again tomorrow!"

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Darlene
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There was no coverage of the 15 bike pile-up in any of our papers here north of Boston. When we group-ride we have a pattern of space between each of the bikes so it is hard to believe that a pile-up could occur. It is a staggered formation so that the bike you are behind is almost two or more bike space between each rider.

WE DID NOT (not) get the big snow storm. It all happened about 100 miles south of us where they got very high winds and heavy snow. It went out to sea and missed our part of Massachusetts. There are many on the south shore of Massachusetts and the Cape Cod and Islands that are without power. Winter time is not a good time to be without power.

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Did you read where they had 15 bikes pile up in North Carolina on a charity ride?
Somebody had a beach ball in the back of their truck and it hit the biker in lead who
swerved and they lost 15 total bikes down, everyone else was able to stop in time.
Was a miracle no one was critically injured.

It was so pretty yesterday, but we had rain during the night, not a lot, but enough to
make it a lot chillier today, so we loafed....watched Nascar....cooked for my little dog.
She is still eating, but she has her off days....we just take it day by day with her...

Hope you miss the snowstorm, the worst snowstorms we ever had was in March....lol
Good luck,
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Here we are at the end of the daylight day of Sunday, 23 March 2014 and it has been a bit cold and windy today. We do have another snow storm heading our way. It is supposed to be upon us Tuesday night into Wednesday. Snow and high winds and really cold. They call this one "the Blizzard of March 2014". I really do hope they are wrong and it just goes out to sea and we escape the brunt of it. This next weekend is supposed to be good but we will feel the lingering effects of this potential storm a few days after it leaves us. I do hope they are wrong.

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It was pretty and springy here today....we are supposed to get another cold
snap this week tho....hope the weekend is pretty.

We haven't heard any new updates on the police officer. I am wondering if the culprit
at least gets a ticket for failure to yield....

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Good morning on this 20th day of March 2014 and it will be spring according to the clock sometime this afternoon. It is in the 30s here and raining which is better than snow at this point. It is snowing just north of us in New Hampshire and Maine.

I did get in 31 fitness minutes on my stationary bike this Thursday morning.

Sure do want to hear the engine of the Harley-Davidson. They have been on a trickle charge most of the winter so there should not be a problem.

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Well, the weather is getting better, and I am getting to feeling a tiny bit better
so we shall see....

The police officer injured Sunday when the car pulled out in front of him(failure to
yield) is still critical. They aresetting up fundraisers all over town. Brain damage
and was flown to UAB in Birmingham....

Not much going on, just kinda wanting to feel better....head still hurts...

Darlene

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We are really itching to ride. It is still so cold here in the morning. Today it is 14 degrees cold. There is still so much snow on the ground. It is really ice, white ice and along the roads it is dirty white ice.

I got 31 fitness minutes done on my stationary bike this morning.

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Well no beer for me, but corn beef, cabbage,potatoes soundgood though.

I like Irish coffee though.

I have never liked the taste of beer....lol

HOpe you had fun. We had our first biker accident here yesterday. Some friendsof
ours saw it.....

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We are probably going to over-indulge in the eating routine at dinner time today. We are having a New England Boiled dinner at the Newburyport Elks Lodge this afternoon. And we will probably have a beer or two along with the dinner. It does not happen to often - it is in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

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Sorry, been AWOL due to having a rip roaring sinus infection...my right cheekbone and
eye socket are way past extremely sensitive ..... headache too.

It has been prettier here, Daffodils and White Pear are blooming...the latter is what has
my allergies in an uproar and caused the infection.

I am ready for spring to spring forward.

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You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

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will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
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Darlene, we got snow coming tonight. Icy rain followed by a big drop in temperature and then snow.

I really want to see those daffodils pop up through the soil. Every year we put more bulbs in. And every year more come up. It is beautiful. Crocus too! We got so many of them too.

COME ON SPRING! We want to hear the roar of our engines.

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That is wonderful RE.....I am sure you are completely tired of snow and ice.
I know my kids are sick of it....theirs has never melted off either....

It is quite cold here tonight, got another front moving thru and it is really
miserable...even when I let the dogs out tonight they did not lollygag....it is
even a little cool sitting here but I can add a sweater and David usually is
warm.

We had Daffodils budding yesterday, til it started chilling out.

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You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

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will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
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Darlene, we had a wonderful surprise this Monday morning. The snow storm missed us. It turned out to sea about 100 miles south of us and did not hit us on the north shore of Massachusetts. We have quite a bit of snow on the ground now or you could really call it ice. The snow has been rained on and frozen a few times and it is quite solid. Hopefully it will all be gone within the next three or four weeks. We are so looking forward to spring and daffodils sprouting up. We need to see some color outside.

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I talked to two of my kids, both near Chester, Illinois right on the river, and the sleet
began about 1 AM this morning, and at 10 this morning my son said it was snowing
and my daughter said they were having snow, sleet, thunder and lightening...

It was 74 here today, but is to change abruptly by in the morning here. Supposed to
get sleet and some snow...I will let you know what happens....needless to say we won't
be riding...

DarleneK

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