Since Cliff's on vacation this week and the temperature today was in the seventies by 11 A.M., we agreed that a motorcycle ride was in order. I heated up some leftover hamburger stew and put it in our wide-mouth Thermos, threw a couple of Diet Cokes in the insulated lunch box, and away we went. We had three things to do in Oak Grove, so that's where we started.
First, we wanted to sign Sadie up for her boarding this week; we asked to inspect the facility, and I was quite pleased. There was no odor at all; the dogs have a nice, roomy pen to stay in; and they get turned out to play with other dogs their own size as long as the weather is fit. It's only $15 a night, plus the price of a vaccination for kennel cough, which is $18. I feel quite good about leaving Sadie there. I intend to take her bed so she won't feel so homesick. I'm hoping the grandson will be able to pick her up before noon Saturday, because that will save us the cost of two days' board.
Second, we had to insure our latest Gold Wing, so we talked to our State Farm Agent and took care of that.
Third, we had to pick up one of Cliff's prescriptions.
That done, we took a very scenic road to Lake Jacomo and rode all around there; lots of people were fishing from the banks. On the way there, we saw some genuine mansions with tall fences surrounding them, and locked gates. Cliff figured they must belong to some of the Kansas City Chiefs.
We ended up in Blue Springs, a bustling suburb of Kansas City where we often go shopping.
"Where do you want to go now?" Cliff asked.
"What's that store we both like to browse in sometimes, the one where Sears Surplus used to be?"
"Oh, I know the one you're talking about."
By the time we got done with that conversation we were looking at the place in question... Big Lots. Cliff isn't much for shopping, but he does like that store, especially one boring aisle that has tools and grinders and such. He goes his way there, and I go mine.
Then we headed to McDonald's for that free latte they're featuring on Mondays. It's good, but we agreed does leave a nasty aftertaste.
So now we're packing and getting ready for our trip to Georgia. We have decided to go ahead and haul the motorcycle, in spite of the forecast. Surely it won't rain the whole time we're there. If it does, I will expect you Georgia folks to pay us for breaking your drought!
I'm taking my laptop, so I will have computer access and will likely make some journal entries.
I'm hoping we can connect with Csandhollow, Celeste, either going or coming back.
See you later!