Monday, August 4

berkeley springs, wv

Jake is on vacation with my parents, so Brian and I planned our annual motorcycle vacation for the weekend. This time, I rode my own bike. We headed to Berkeley Springs, West Virginia yesterday afternoon. It was a pretty nice day for a bike ride. I didn't particularly care for the highway riding, but I was fine with it by today when we came home.

The ride was nice and uneventful. We got into town, checked into our hotel and then headed out to check out the local scenic view (I rode with Brian for this). After that we hung out in the hotel and watched some tv, including the opening NFL preseason game. We ordered in pizza for supper. I also read for a bit. It was a relaxing evening. I don't get many of those. I guess that's why we have to plan these trips. I got a solid 8 hours of sleep for a change, too. That was nice.

This morning, we got up bright and early and headed home. The weather seemed nice enough till we hit the highway--I have never been so cold in my life! We stopped in Breezewood to thaw and I could barely operate the motorcycle because my hands were frozen into claws. We went to a local shop and bought me a sweatshirt for the ride home. Brian's apparently tougher than I am and didn't opt for any additional clothing. Note to self: wear layers next time.

The rest of today has been a blur. After arriving home, we went to Milkie's and picked up another load of mulch. Then we ran to the Cozy Inn and picked up the dogs. After a late lunch, I took a nap and Brian went to work. After I got up, I went to the office and painted the bathroom. We both came home at the same time, had supper, then went to work in the yard. Unfortunately, we need one more load of mulch before my project is done. It has been a busy day. I was hoping to accomplish another thing or two, but that didn't happen. Do I know how to spend a day off or what? I'm off again tomorrow, so hopefully I will be able to knock out a few things on my "to do" list. Though I'm a bit skeptical about that because I have plans for most of the day already. To be continued...

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