Victory Ride~2~22~'09 ...and more
Our Victory ride today!
Today was a beautiful day for riding - with the blue sky and white clouds just the way I like it best-and cool temps. Charles said it was a little too windy for him...;) but I was pretty much shielded from the wind, sitting behind him! Guess it was not as much fun for him- riding into the wind...
I just sit back there with my camera and get my pictures! The sky was a wondrous sight today and so I got a lot of cloud pictures!
This is me - enjoying the ride!
I, truly, had a smile on my face most of the day! :)
This was my first ride in awhile!
Our destination was our Motorcycle dealer where we bought our Victory - north of Gainesville.
They were having an event to bring former and potential customers in to see the new motorcycles and other RVs that they sell. They had food and drinks and also a Raffle drawing for gifts of shirts and caps-and one for a cash prize! We didn't win any of those! Charles bought me a shirt, though.
( I told him, "I'll wear that tomorrow when we go on another ride!) HAHA
Here are some of the motorcycles in the showroom! WOW! Lots of pretty, shiny bikes there...
...but none as pretty as our green one! :) We are in agreement that we have the prettiest motorcycle that we've ever seen!
Here we are getting ready for our return trip home. Lots of bikes and riders here!
South of Gainesville lies the Paynes Prairie.
(Paynes Prairie is a Florida State Park, encompassing a 21,000 acre (85 km²) savanna south of Gainesville, Florida, in Micanopy. It is also a U.S. National Natural Landmark. It is crossed by both I-75 and U.S. 441 (which has a scenic outlook ramp).
We got a real treat today, riding through this area. All the years we've lived here we had never seen the high number of alligators in the swamps as we saw today off the west side of the road we were traveling on! Of course there is a high chain link fence separating the road from the swamplands and also a concrete wall structure where the water comes to. The gators were all along the opposite low bank of this water! There were dozens - just along the area where we stopped! All these pics are each of separate gators...and this is not all that I got!
How would you like to be lost in there at night and trying to find your way out! haha
I was tired when we got home late in the afternoon- but it had been a fun day!