Howdy from Austin, Texas!
Left Gay Paree yesterday morning under cloudless skies with a cool mist rising up through the pine trees. Nice! East Texas ain’t no Arkansas; still, I do love riding there. Just when it started to get hot, the sky clouded, which kept the temps down, and we were able to hightail it home without the cooling vests. As usual, I’m not creative enough to make the final leg into Austin into something interesting. (Is it even possible?)
Now that we’re home, I’ll admit that I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the Scootin’ the Ozarks rally. I had a pre-conceived notion that there would be a few slow rides and the rest of the time spent admiring and talking about each other’s scooters. NOT! The rides were exciting, challenging, with breathtaking scenery (when we had a chance to look!), and the people were warm, interesting, fun, and didn’t care what type of two wheels you ride. No scooterism in this group! Doesn’t get any better than that!
Desha did extremely well on her first out-of-state ride: packing her bike, getting through the rain like a champ, enduring some miserably hot temps, and loving the twists and turns. She even won a prize! She’s hooked, and I look forward to sharing more scooterrific adventures with her!
In case you’re interested in this sort of thing, total mileage was 1,782. No wonder we’re tired today!
This photo doesn’t have anything to do with the trip, but it shows Mother Nature’s generous and colorful welcome home. The purple in the foreground is Mexican bush sage, and that monster in the background is an Americana agave. There is also a red firebush, golden thryallis, silver artemesia, orange Mexican milkweed, pink Texas rock rose, wispy green bamboo muhly, and crimson crape myrtle. Like Dorothy said, it’s all here in our own back yard! Thanks, Mother N!
Thanks, y’all, for sharing the ride!
Peace on the Road!