Thursday, April 9, 2015

Moab Part #7...Final Day Packing Up....Saturday, Heading out Early








More Rain already this morning....even though no cancellation for tonight up north at Ayersville{60 miles} yet, I am 99% sure that will come....the heavy persistent rain and storms will likely last through tonight, then we may get a weekend of sun, before the rains return for most of next week, so say the predictions.

Tomorrow Patricia will meet Hal and Lisa at Troy and pick up the Grandsons, while they attend a Autism Conference in Columbus, we will watch the boys and the dogs....along with Anissa home for the weekend, that will be a house full...but with a Triple Header scheduled for Saturday at Van Wert, the Wife may be the "watcher" of kids and dogs for most of the 48 hours....

Moab Part #7....final full day, packing up...

The KOA portion of the TW Moab Gang had big plans for Friday March 27th....but those went by the board as most of us slept till well after sunrise, thus leaving us with some running into Moab City for supplies, beers, and burgers for a final Friday Cookout....

Doc Mike{Twilight} left early as did the "other" Paul from Wyoming, and Plumbstraight, Mel had headed back to the Nevada side of the California border as well....thus by Noon, there were only the 5 of us....Arizona Paul{Zdiver}, and the crew from cabin 18, me, Kurt, Nick, and Weasel....and we ended up doing little riding, but the day wasn't a total loss...

A run to the Shell Station down the road for a bite of Breakfast, and a run into town for the brews, burgers, and supplies to go with same...the sunshine stayed around, and the temperature climbed to the 80 degree mark.  We had stories to tell, the week to recall, beers to drink, I fired up a cigar{only my second of the week, or was it 3rd?}...we packed up what we could, finally later in the afternoon we loaded up the TWs on the trailer...and Nick and I fired up the small grill on site, and loaded it with some high quality burgers from scratch.

Evening came, and we finished off most of the brews and last I remember Paul was seen with 2 16 oz 4% beers, one in each hand....sometime during the night, he was up and on the road....I managed to rise about 3, showered, and we finally got around to finishing the packing...loading up the back of the Toyota Truck....and after some hits and misses getting the rig past the water hook-up, we finally were on the road and heading out into the dark through town on Utah 191 going north until we tapped into I-70 where Weasel turned left towards Indiana and Ohio...

The week had flown by, and left me feeling pretty well....some missteps and things I would have liked to do, if I had to do it all over again, places left unseen, and a couple of spots that, if I had a "do-over" I would avoid...all in all, we didn't kill each other{Nick and I, knowing each other for 50 years, could have a couple of times, but that is they way things are when you have hang around together for so long}...the injuries to bodies and bikes was minimal, and the experience, if I never get back that way, was well worth the small dollar and time investment....

On the final Part, the Epilog Part #8, I will post my favorite photos from the week plus, and give my final thoughts of my favorite and not-so-favorite parts of the trip....that will probably come sometime later this weekend...Sunday perhaps!

back later>>>>

Photo-Top, one last afternoon photo looking from our cabin site towards the south and west rim...(2)The clean and shiny TW, took on some dirt, dings, and dust, in the 350 miles ridden the week at Moab..{3} Final Packing and Kurt and Weasel loading up the TWs..(4) Last Meal....Hamburgers and Beers....what more could a group of riders ask for....

and below...the Farewell Shot:  left to right...Zidiver Paul from Arizona, Kurt{Borneo} and his nephew "Weasel" from the Hooiser, and Buckeyes Nick and PRH....The "KOA Five"




2 comments:

LT said...

Nice of you to post all this up Hoot, I am enjoying it.

LT

Pat Houseworth said...

Thanks for checking it out Tommy