Monday, November 19, 2007

Nice day

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!


gen0507 said...

I know Sadie will miss you both.  I like Big Lots too.  If it does rain the whole time, we GA. folks will take up a offering in your HONOR for you.  LOL  I'll be looking forward to your entries while you are here in GA.  Have a safe trip.


lanurseprn said...

Sounds like you had a great day! Have a wonderful holiday!
Be safe,

woodmotorsports said...

I think Celeste isn't far off your route. I don't remember why I think that, but I believe she's not far off the interstate.

marainey1 said...

Your trip sounds wonderful!  So nice to get away.  I left my beagle at the vets when we had to go away for a long weekend to my nephews wedding and he did just fine.  The price was about the same.  I took his bed, his food bowls, and a toy he likes and also his food as they suggested it was best.  I needed a suitcase just for him...He's 14 and that was the first time staying away like that.  He did just fine!  It's nice to know they are well cared for when we go away.  Have fun and enjoy !  'On Ya' - ma

lorinokla said...

How neat your going to meet Celeste! she os one person Id love to meet from blogland. Give her my best :)

I hope y'all have a safe trip and are able to get in a few motorcycle rides while away from home.

plieck30 said...

Sounds like you have everything covered. Have fun. paula

fowfies said...

We like to stop in and browse around Big Lots sometimes too. Always find something to buy in there. Oh lordy, so you are gonna bring the bike. I hope we all get a break in the you can ride, and so we can drive on dry pavement.

ryanagi said...

Have a good trip!

csandhollow said...

I am looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you!!!!

randlprysock said...

Miss you and wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!

bookncoffee said...

Oh, I guess you all got cold and rained on some? It's cold now...