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Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 30 Consantia, NY - De Kalb Jct., NY 115 miles

  We see Melissa off to work and then packed the motorcycle. Then we said good-bye to Andy and Mason and headed for I-81 North.
  The ride to Watertown wasn't too bad even though the road was wet for a while. We pulled into Sugar Creek at the intersection of 37 and 342 just in time for it to start raining. DEJA VU!!!!!!!!! Seems it was like that last year except Julie came to escort us home.
  Well from Watertown North to De Kalb Jct. it didn't get any better. When we pulled into Gouveneur, NY it really opened up and started pouring so hard I couldn't see. We pulled into the old NESCO Yamaha dealer and I told Susie to hold on and I pulled up on the porch out of the rain. We waited about 15 minutes and it let up enough to head out again. So just like last year the longest period of rain we rode in for the whole trip was from Watertown to home in De Kalb Jct.
  Ronn our youngest son and his wife Erica and our Grandson Drew stopped on their way home from Old Forge where they were on a 4 day weekend at Water Safari. They took Erica's mom Joan with them and they all had a good time. Joan didn't want to get her picture taken but it was good to see her anyway. It had been a while.
  So the trip is over. We made it home safe. We had a lot of followers and we are finding out we had more than we thought. I hope you all enjoyed the trip as much as we did.
  Until the next time..........take care.
  Albert & Susie



:^(  No Julie and Susie by the pole this year :^(

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Day 29 Howe, IN - Constantia, NY 569 miles

  We left the motel this morning at 6:45 and the temperature was 70*. It stay partly cloudy and warm all the way to just east of Rochester, NY. Then we got about 25 miles from Syracuse and it started to pour. Well we stuck it out until we got to Constantia, NY where our oldest son Andy, his wife Melissa and our grandson Mason lives. We are staying the night and then heading home and it looks like it will be 125 miles in the rain.
  Our youngest son Ronn, his wife Erica and our oldest grandson Drew are in Old Forge, NY and are due home tomorrow so we can see them when they come through.
  That's it for today and we will post tomorrow when we get home.
  Have a good evening.
  Albert & Susie
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Day 28 Black River Falls, WI - Howe, IN 418 miles

  We left this morning at 7:25 and the temperature 68*. It was foggy but you could see a ways so we decided to try it and just pull off for coffee if it was too bad.   At breakfast this morning we met a couple from the Chicago area and had a good visit with them. Richard and Marion was there names. Richard came out when we were loading the bike and gave us a paper with their name and email addy. He said if we were ever in North Chicago area and needed anything even a place to stay or whatever to let him know. So two more nice people we have met since we left. We gave him the address to our blog and he is going to check that out too.
  It turned out to be a real nice day and nice and comfortable riding. We went into Illinois and headed for Indiana. We got into some heavy traffic going around Chicago but it never really came to a dead stop so that was good. So we got to see Chicago without actually going in. Susie wasn't happy that we went across the skyline bridge again but found out it wasn't as bad this time. Must be all the mountain roads with drop offs cured her of her fear of heights a little bit.
  So now we are at the Best Western Howe Inn in Howe, IN and I think we are going to Sturgis for dinner. No, not Sturgis,SD but Sturgis, MI. We are in Indiana and the Comfort Suites across the road is in Michigan. So that is pretty cool....we woke up in Wisconsin, got gas in Illinois, had lunch in Indiana and dinner in Michigan and staying in Indiana.
  Hope everyone is doing well.
  Albert & Susie
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