Saturday, May 26, 2007

Caesars Head, South Carolina

"If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears. "
~ Glenn Clark
Fresh air, the excitement of the ride, shared together. So many beautiful spots to discover.

Suzuki Riders

James and Christine on their Suzukis. They look sharp together.

(I am still partial to our Harley...)

James & Christine Visit

The day after we said "aloha" to Dan, James and Christine rode up from Tampa. We spent Memorial Day weekend exploring the backroads of WNC and South Carolina.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Dan at the NC Border

Riding back through Tennessee backroads and the Cherohala Skyway.... We saw so much beauty together and I think Dan and Steven are really making precious memories.

Amazing for us, we did the 300 miles from Nashville to Asheville in one day, no problem.

Tellico River

"Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears." ~ Edgar Allen Poe

Riding Tennessee Route 165 , we stopped and enjoyed the Tellico River, one of the largest natural trout streams in the Southeast.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Meeting Dan in Nashville

"A man's friendships
are one of the best measures of his worth."
~Charles Darwin

Meeting Dan in Nashville was the great reward at the journey's end. He and his lady Karen were special people.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


Steven and Nathan gave me a Sansa MP3 player for Mother’s Day. Here I am adjusting my new toy.

Nathan knew this would be a great gift for me. With his help, I downloaded 92 songs for the trip to Nashville. It was great having the music in my head as I traveled on the motorcycle. The music complimented the beautiful scenery and ride.

Heaven: Cherohala Skyway

"I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.”
~ Joyce Kilmer
We experienced the Cherohala Skyway! What Heaven!

Traveling through Nantahala National Forest on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, with the Smoky Mountains to the northwest and the Blue Ridge Mountains southeast. Nantahala is Cherokee for "land of the midday sun."

Poet and WWI Soldier Joyce Kilmer is honored with a 3,800 acre forest. Lone Bald at 5,800 feet is the highest point in the forest. We almost had the road to ourselves.

The area is rich in the history of the Cherokee who identified themselves as Ani Yunwiwa, "The Principal People."