Our 4th of July Adventure

July is one of my favorite months. I have a birthday and since I live in Utah, an entire month of fireworks. It’s nothing compared to ending everyday with fireworks like I did in Florida, but I will take what I can get.

Now that I am a certified and legal motorcycle rider, Mr. S and I planned a fun ride over the 4th of July weekend. Overall we rode almost 800 miles. We left Thursday night and rode as far as my sister’s house in Wellsville. It was raining, which had me worried, but I handled it like a pro. Especially if you have heard me describe my first time on the freeway only a month previous. There was a lot of pulling over and freaking out happening on my part. But I eventually overcame the fear because I knew I had to in order to make this trip happen.4thjulyDay 2 started with a ride through Logan Canyon. We stopped in Bear Lake and enjoyed a raspberry shake and fries from LaBeau’s.labeaus

The morning started off great with clear, blue skies, but by the time we would arrive at our hotel for the night we rode through 6 rainstorms. That’s right, 6! The good thing is that most of them were short-lived and we could always see clear skies in the distance to help us keep going. Our agenda for that day was to continue on US-89 to Jackson, stop for dinner and then ride over Teton Pass into Drigg’s, ID. The last rainstorm just happened to start right as we left Jackson and were headed over the pass. The scariest 10 miles of my life! It was bad enough going up the pass, but once we neared the top I realized I would also have to ride down. By that time the rain was coming down pretty hard, I was cold, wet and the roads were covered in water. I was sure I was going to drop my bike but with a lot of careful maneuvering we both made it down safe. Initiation over. We arrived to our cabin in Drigg’s cold, wet and tired. After a hot bath I was asleep by 9.

Our cozy cabin in DriggscabinMy favorite day on the bikes was Saturday. From Driggs we rode up through Ashton, ID to Mesa Falls. Who knew Idaho could be so beautiful. Ashton is full of rolling hills, which were a blast on the motorcycle, and green, lush farmlands. And Mesa Falls was so beautiful I couldn’t add just one picture so I put together a slideshow for your viewing pleasure. The other plus to this day. No rain!

After Mesa Falls, we continued south to Idaho Falls/Shelley where we were staying with some friends of ours. I had always heard that the fireworks in Idaho Falls were some of the best. And they really were. It helps to have such a picturesque backdrop with the temple on one side of the river and fireworks on the other. Add in some cuddling and Neil Diamond and my 4th of July was complete.fireworksWe left Shelley after church on Sunday for the final 200 miles. It’s amazing how comfortable I am on the bike now and happy for Mr. S’ sake. We are now able to share in a hobby that he has loved for so long. And I look forward to many more road trips in the future.

Be Sociable, Share!

Related posts:

17 Responses to “Our 4th of July Adventure”

  1. Kristin and Steve  on July 13th, 2009

    Okay, that is hot. You guys are hot.

    I'm really glad you made it through te storms. Terrifying.

  2. The Fergy Bunch  on July 13th, 2009

    You need a pic of you in your full garb. I have seen the helmet, but I assume you have a riding jacket too.

  3. Morgans  on July 13th, 2009

    I would love to see you all in the grubbs also!! It sounds like you had a blast!! A little to scary for me though!! Enjoy life!

  4. Misty  on July 17th, 2009

    Yeah, Idaho can be pretty if you can put up with the smell.

  5. Blair  on February 5th, 2014

    Should you ever lose your keys, they could fall into he wrong hands: don’t leave the burglars with an invitation to break into your home.
    A professional locksmith company has an open line 24 hours a day including weekends and
    holidays. The process of work of a locksmith is not an easy t.

  6. egg nutrition  on February 7th, 2014

    In addition to this, the supplement is also known to contain a
    unique blend of carbohydrates that ensure that the energy levels in your body are fully sustained.
    Imagine yourself finishing your work-out and having ten minutes to get back to
    the office for your full time job or ten minutes to get onto the game field.
    Nutritional supplements are great as they fill up
    any nutritional deficiencies.

  7. gold price trend  on March 1st, 2014

    This makes the gold a secured investments by the a lot of account
    owners. However, investors have achieved greater success while
    diversifying their assets into precious metal
    investments. That means Ricks five thousand dollars will be nine thousand ninety dollars when it
    pays out.

  8. plastic surgery singapore  on March 13th, 2014

    People with BDD may think that a slight imperfection is a
    gross flaw in their appearance that has to be corrected.
    With modern technology it is safer than ever to have plastic surgery
    and you will be happy with the results. This will give you the information on what procedures are available
    and who the best doctors are to perform them.

  9. www.facebook.com  on March 25th, 2014

    9) Worldwide, we conduct 131 billion searches per month on the web.
    Most of the people use Google and yahoo search engines to search the desired website or information.
    Make sure the website’s files are very organized and easy to navigate.

  10. potato peeler  on August 4th, 2014

    Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The text in your article seem too be runningg offf the screen in Chrome.
    I’m not sure if this iis a format issue or something to do with internet bropwser compatibility but I fogured I’d
    post to let youu know. The design look great though! Hope you
    get the problem ixed soon. Thanks

  11. apple peeler  on August 14th, 2014

    It’s amazing inn suhpport of mee to have a site, which iss beneficial in favor
    of my experience. thanks admin

  12. julienne peeler  on August 14th, 2014

    I pay a quick visit day-to-day a few web pages and
    websites to read articles or reviews, except this blog offers quality based writing.

  13. Eddie  on August 22nd, 2014

    My site :: site (Eddie)

  14. Orange Peeler  on September 6th, 2014

    What’s up, yes this piece of writing is in fact pleasant and I have learned lot of things from it concerning blogging.

    Look into my site Orange Peeler

  15. Lawrence  on September 7th, 2014

    You need to be a part of a contest for one of the finest sites on the
    web. I’m going to recommend this site!

    Feel free to surf to my web page pineapple peeler (Lawrence)

  16. How to use julienne peeler  on September 20th, 2014

    What i do not understood is actually how you are not really much more smartly-liked than you might
    be right now. You are so intelligent. You already
    know therefore significantly in the case of this subject, produced me for my
    part consider it from a lot of various angles. Its like women and
    men are not fascinated unless it’s one thing to accomplish with Girl gaga!
    Your own stuffs great. All the time care for it up!

    my web-site; How to use julienne peeler

Leave a Reply