My ride report doing a 1000 in 24..

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  1. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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  2. LadyDraco

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    Well instead of riding I made this .... I had bananas going bad and a good friend gave me the awesome recipe with RUM !!!
    So I whipped these up today.... Banana Breads and more.....

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    Left Craisins & walnuts & Apricots... Right Flaxseed meal Macadamia nuts & Pineapple & Apricots and RUM !!!!! And White Whole Wheat Dried Honey powder and Dried Maple Sugar Powder .....


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    Here have some .. I saved you 2 slices.. :tb

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  4. LadyDraco

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    Yuppers it's that time of year once again...
    A hunting we will go.... Yes I said hunting...
    And what fur ya ask ???
    Why Shrooms what else !!!!

    The elusive Morel ..:hmmmmm
    We do this right in the back yard for real....
    And in 20 min this is what we caught...

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    Morels !!! Aka Fish of the woods...

    We ran to the store and picked up some local trout...
    So tonight we will feast on Morels and trout with some kind of greens..
    Ah the spring tonic....

    I did a little more hunting and found some Black morels !! They are a real treat... Don't grow in the same area as the Grays and Tans... And much smaller :huh The Morel is one of the easiest to identify..
    There is a poisonous variety .. But they are chambered on the inside just like the outside... The Good ones are nice and smooth inside and hollow ....

    They come up after big rains and a good warm up... We should get another crop in the next few weeks if the weather keeps up ... :thumb

    Also what I trim off the Morels I will toss back in the woods...Plus we use a mesh sack ,and leave the roots...Just how we do it ...


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    Here was tonight's supper...

    Edamame and Collards..

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    Saute' and sweat down the Morels..

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    Added some spinach ...

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    Trout encrusted with Flax seed and meal with Quinoa..

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    Ooo trout is ready :tb

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    Highbinder's plate..I shell the soy beans for him :D

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    My plate...I like to just pop the beans right in me mouth :D

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    Oh man I'm stuffed... In a good way....:D

    Yeah yeah I know I have rr to put up...
    I never got to my retrospect RR's .. I will One of these days...
    And now with the season upon us .. I have a rr from this past weekend...

    I'll try to get that done in the next few days....:deal
  5. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    The first camp out of the year…. The Party Boss tm ….
    Wanted to camp after the long hard winter.. So a bunch of us said where and when…
    The second weekend in April it is !!! The Place.. at our good friends place “WillVille”
    The motorcycle camp ground in Meadows of Dan, Va.…Just off the BRP…
    A great place .... With a nice creek....

    Highbinder & I head out after chores…We stopped at our favorite Chinese restaurant in Hillsville… Then we are only a hope skip and a just from Will’s ….

    We pulled in a little after noon… :hmmmmm only 1 tent Kyle’s ….
    So we unpack
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    HB’s bike all unpacked ..
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    Then it off to the Poor Farmers Market ,just to see if there is anything I just got to have ..
    I did pick up a little something for my sister .Who had just lost her dog….

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    There’s me honey…. He had injured his shoulder a few weeks back…
    So we really didn’t know how it would be camping… But he was game to give it a go…

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    The campground started to fill up…

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    FreakingRT showed up !!! And staked his claim to a spot..

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    Folks just hanging around at Will’s

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    Will was havig some Cookies and cream icecream…HB was wondering why he didn't offer any to all of us.. :lol3 Just kidding…..

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    We brought 2 kinds of Chili with us for supper…. Others went up the road to eat…
    Hey we are to be camping … Not sleeping outside and eating out…Oh well what ever…

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    257Bob rolls in ... I stoll this pix from KnyBanjo :wink:.. We shared our meal with him ….

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    I had baked the night before , and shared some of the Banana nut rum bread that I made..


    Will had the bonfire going … Photo taken by HappyRiding....
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    Sat around told a few tales …Then we went to the tent for the night.. At first it was just rain and a few claps of thunder, no big deal ..
    Then the lighting was all crazy colours and the thunder was just about simultaneously

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    You can’t really see it but I was really worried… As the hail started to fall big time…
    All I could think ,was my bike is uncovered !!! I sure hope it’s not big hail pellets…

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    Thanks to Gaston Gagne here’s a pix of the Hail….

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    Saturday morning while most went for a ride to our neck of the woods …
    HB & I packed up …Had things to do on the farm.. We didn’t have anyone to watch and feed the stock for this trip ….

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    Shoving/stuffing our sleeping bag in the wheel wells…

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    TheBlack is just about loaded…

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    On our way home we stopped at the other Va.Farmers Market .. To pick up some honey ..
    I was getting low…. We looked for the group ride .. But they had left a good 2 hours in front of us… By the time we ate and shopped… We got home just in time .around 1:15 The skies opened up once more… We had hoped that the group had changed there route , as the rains had been really heavy…. Didn’t see them heading up rt 614…

    Sorry I didn’t take anymore pix… With the odd weather the camera seamed to stay out of sight….
    Had a blast … It was good to see a few people that we knew…
    And to met a few new ones …Plus put a face to a few names….

    Yuppers it was a good Friday/Saturday…

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    Saturday night our buddy calls us and said… It’s got to be to wet for ya to do your work
    So why don’t you both meet us at the Snake!!!!
    Part two….. To be continued…
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    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Awesome pix of SHROOOOMS....and camping, but the pix of the chow doth rule!
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  8. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Well it Was/Is my thread :D... And with dial up:baldy .. It's much easier for me to just add to it... So I guess you could say I hijacked my own thread :poser:clap
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    LOL... Well at least I got part 2 finish before the end of the following week...LOL....

    Sunday morning rolls around and the sun is up and shining..
    A little chilly at first...
    Stepped in the garden and yuppers to wet to work…:wings
    So lets ride and meet up with SmokinJoe and his group at Shady Valley…
    89 miles from our farm….HB suggested to load our mesh coats :huh

    It was a grand day..

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    We started out with our heavier coats….

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    Highbinder said we are to meet up with Joe around 12:30…..We arrived a tad early so we could say Hi to David & Kim the proprietors of the Shady Valley store….
    Very nice folks …

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    Joe and the group rode in …Time to chat …And hang out for a bit..
    That’s Joe he really flies his dragon{Valk} in the twisties..As a matter a fact, this group that we ride with really fly their Dragons very very well….

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    BigAl sat and chatted with Highbinder…. Looked at HB’s shirt and said you know I have a KLR maybe I should join ADV ??
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    Lucky13 and his gal MeanStreak… Funny I never understood why they call her MeanStreak?? She has always been pleasant…

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    Gordon aka Lucky13 was telling us all just how you can cut the tip of your own finger off in a splitter .. But first you have to do it just so ….. That’s Greg off to the right…

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    Right before we pulled I saw this very familiar bike and trailer pull in …
    If you look way in the back by … Who’s trailer is that you say .. Why it was Kyle’s !!!
    Yeah yeah I didn't get a very good shot of it….But walked over and said howdy … And that it was good to meet him at WillVille Friday/Sat….. Have a great ride home !!

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    We ran the Snake .. And went around the lake and was off to Etown for dinner…

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    In town we lost a few riders so it was time to pull off the side to regroup….
    Dragon herding at it’s best… Funny we all said ,as we all looked in the rear views . Well I saw the lights and thought it was our group.. Oops it wasn't …

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    You can see HB & I had changed in to our mesh jackets . It was 89* in TN…

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    Ahh food … We got there around 2:30pm ,, I was getting hungry!! I ate at 5 am that morning…So a nice salad and a baked sweet tater is in order.. :tb
    Carolina Girl And Meanstreak chatting over dinner ..

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    SmokinJoe show Highbinder his snake eyes for a good ole fashion gun fight…

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    With bellies full ~Time for a little chat and digest.. That’s BigTom with Lucky13 and HB…

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    The rest of the guys… There is NormanDog he’s CarolinaGirls mate…

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    CarolinaGirl & Meanstreak saying there good byes….

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    Joe even shot this pic of me and my Limegreen helmet and my half Yellow mesh coat.. LOL…. Not really my first choice in colours but the price was the clincher…. And it is cooler in the summer months..

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    Yuppers it was a great weekend … It all started off with camping and twisters and ended with warm sunny skies and great mountain roads….:ricky
  10. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Oh wow ... It has been a while...
    But soon I'll catch up to all my RR's from the year !!!!:clap

    Here is what is going on to make our speed faster.....

    A very long read.........

    OK let me back up and tell the story about this little Black box...

    Last Sunday we tried the loaner MiFi til Thursday.. Well my Laptop saw it right away...

    The desktop that is newer not so lucky..So I had to go back out and get a wireless router eye from Radio Shack (50+miles round trip).. That took 4 hours to get the desktop to see it..

    And an hour of tech help that did nothing but go over all the same stuff I had done multiple times.. The end with them, was well I can't help you..

    So I hacked into it for a few more hours,and Bingo !! I finally got it to work..

    So Monday- Thursday was Internet bliss in at the farm till Thursday morning...

    Brought the Mifi back and said sign US up, we will take the big $$$ plunge.. And buy the unit ..


    As I'm doing the paper work I see the little box is different !! Whoa !! I said that's NOT the SAMEONE !!! The Guy says it's the Same just a different brand ... Well the flag goes up !!! I again said but that's NOT the one I tested... He tells me we are out of the MiFi right now..I think to myself I can wait...

    He said it will work don't worry... Everyone in the Verizon store said it is the better of the 2 ... OK I guess they know their equipment..

    But I did find out this one was 35 bucks more !!! ... They waived my sign up fee ($35).. Ok that's fair...

    I said what happens if this DOESN'T work at my location... My rep said just bring it back and we will exchange it..LOL. yes I read a few things (As I'm just standing around waiting) and said but there is a restocking fee of $35 !! He said not to worry we will waive it .. OK that sounds fair once again ..

    (To self why not just give me the one I tried ,that I know works)..

    Well 2+ hours later .. Yes it took 2+ hours to do the paper work..



    So I bring our little black box home ... Hook it up and both computers don't like it !!!

    At this point I'm very pissed ..(I would have waited for the MiFi) Hell we have had dial-up for 11+ years another week would be no biggy..

    I worked 2 hours on my laptop.. Then called a tech help and they worked another hour and we got the laptop working with the samsung...

    Ok now to the desktop.. That didn't like it at all... 3 hours of rebooting typing with the tech and still a NO GO !!! I tell tech I have get to work on supper ,Can you give me a call around 9 pm.. (Sure I can ) Yuppers never called back..

    Well at this time I have such a tension headache (I NEVER get these left temple is bounding) We grab a bite of food and I go back to hacking on the desk top.. I reboot a few more times And I finally get it to see the black box and Internet !!!!

    Now for the kicker the black box doesn't like the signal here on the mountain ,it sux !!! it's way to weak for our mountains... Keeps freezing up and can’t find the Internet can't display the page :baldy… (Why me)

    I called version Friday morning and tell them what is going on .. And another rep says: well bring your laptop here and we will get it up and working ... I laugh and say I'm 50 miles round trip, I don't think I bringing my laptop to you .. Plus of course it's going to work at your place.. It's at my location on Mountain that's the problem !!!

    So she said bring the Samgung back ,pay the fee and we will give you the MiFi !! I ask is my rep there ? No he will be back Monday.. I told her what he said about the waiving of restocking fee.. She said you will have to work that out with him... Oh here's the other kicker she said they have the MiFi in stock it’s on the top shelf in the back!!! :huh

    So today I'll make that run all the way back to Cedar Bluff and get my black box changed to the one I know works on my mountain...With a good signal..

    Well that's the story behind my black box... LOL... I'll let ya know how my Monday goes...


    The only thing that makes all these trips back and forth worth while is I rode every time ... :ricky


    Even Thursday is the rain !!:evil
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    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Woof. Verizon. Yup....all is good, until it's not and when it's not "yer on yer owwwwwn chum". :D

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  12. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    YEE HAW !!!! Just got back and hooked the little MiFi bugger up ... And it works like a champ:clap. A speeding 54.0 Mbps :thumb
    Well now to get the desk top up and hooked to it...

    They bent over backwards... No returning fee ~No rehooking up fee~ $ 50 dollars credit and a $50 dollar rebate...:D
    Yuppers I think they did right by me.... :norton

    Super apologetic too ... I'm happy...

    And did I say how fast it is :clap
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    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Awesome...gotta find the right person. :)

    And FAST is GOOD!!
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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    I dealt with the same Person from the beginning.. He really is a good person... Just really wasn't aware of how bad it is on the Mountain...
    But all is good now :D:norton
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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Bikes are packed and loaded ready to head out to Laurel Springs ,NC..
    We had our boy farm sit Thursday til Sunday...

    TheBlack is ready

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    And Highbinders Valkdualsport is loaded as well .

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    Can't wait to see our ADV buddies,It's been a long winter and a ruff spring on the farm..

    Our little corner of the woods with Catherders,SMIBS,BWDR....
    Thank you 6UMC6 for holding for us all...:clap

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    We no sooner set up and the visitors show up...

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    Flutesong already causing a ruckus ,trying to steal 257bob's seat.. Note he's NOT budging an inch..:lol3 As a matter of fact he not even phased by it..

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    There goes the neighborhood... Note in hanging a banner it's all in the way ya hold the mouth...

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    Flutesong telling us about her MP3 and what she likes about it...

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    I'm always bringing some kind of snack to share..

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    The woods are filling up ...

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    Treadless stopped by to say Howdy :wave

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    I made us a pot of coffee.. And brought HB some with a kiss...

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    After a cupa of joe time for a stogies...

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    I have to take my yearly offering ...And show the love...

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    As night falls the campfires start...

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    And the stories .. Lots n lots of stories.. And Laughs:lol3

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    Well That was Thursday at the ERDV.... Friday is next....
  16. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Friday morning we head out with 257Bob & Flutesong

    FluteSong and her MP3

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    Now for a bunch of road shots enjoy.....

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    Route 58 one of our fav roads...

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    Nice River shot

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    Saw this big doe...

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    Pretty flower beds..

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    Highbinder waits..

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    I rode Sweep all day..

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    I Like this barn and Silo..I bet it was grand in it's day...

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    Wow when we got back from our ride the place really filled up ...:eek1
    It's Tent City !!!

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    More woods people too...

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    Time to line up for food....

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    This is MY beer ... There are many like it .. But this one is mine ...:freaky

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    They are all looking mighty Hungry !!!:eek1

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    PartyBoss tm Drinking right from the bottle :1drink..

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    I did get to see GSWeave !! :wave ..:eek1 He cut his golden locks off !!!

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    This little pup is a real Lush!!!:eek1 It kept drinking from everyone's glass..

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    BigDaddy and Momma yelling to TCAllen...

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    257bob in deep thought.... Or sleeping ...

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    We had visitors stop by again...
    The one guy turns to his friend and said .. Why are you wearing that...??
    It looks like a Pinata barfed all over ya... Ya had to be there it was funny :lol3

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    Then This Bushman shows up on a bike..... Hey Who is Bushman ? Why it's The PartyBoss !!!:clap
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    ATGATT

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    This night we all hung by the outdoor woodstove..
    ScottP works on his lamp...

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    It was a chilly night...

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    A cool shot of the trees by the woodstove..

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    BigDaddy being BigDaddy... It's a full time Job...:evil

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    That was Friday at the RDV...:clap
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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Saturday late morning ... ScottP heads back home a day early ...
    After all it was Mothers day weekend.. Safe trip home Buddy :wave
    It was good to see ya....:smooch

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    A nice shot of HB bike...

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    HB and I just rode around the small towns ..
    And stopped for dinner at . The SmokeHouse..

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    WE came back and just relaxed and hung out...
    Highbinder chatted with Stations Inn Owner for a while...

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    Stopped to see what Drif10 was working on.. Thank Goodness it wasn't his bike...
    I see Cigars and Scotch in the back there :wave...Who doesn't look nothing like his avatar

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    That little doggie is going to have a very bad hangover...:lol3

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    Gotta have food shots..

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    Skyclad played a woodwind.. He is very good... Flutesong approves !!

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    The big bonfire was HOT !!!

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    Shhhhhh JD is very very tired :snore

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    Oops I woke him up....

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    We really had a great time...Always enjoy a PartyBoss tm
    Production.... Thanks Rick for a great weekend....


    Sunday morning TheBlack waits to be loaded....

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    A link to all my photos of the RDV weekend...

    A weekend at the Eastern RDV
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  20. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Hey Strider my good friend !!
    How the heck are ya :clap
    Good to see ya over here ....

    LOL.. Wait I'm working on the RR from a few years back ..On our first trip to LA..:evil Ya remember the "Romp in da Swamp"...
    We sure had a Blast !!!:freaky