Monday, May 7, 2012

Sunday Ride to Walla Walla - 132 Miles

Walla Walla, WA.  A city they loved so much, they named it twice.

We took a short motorcycle trip today, logging 132 miles to Walla Walla, taking a route I've never been on before. I love those lonely country roads nobody else takes.  We only had to slow down once for a pair of deer to cross the road.  Mercy, they are such fearful animals but so cute when they hop like bunnies through the fields. 

We stopped to share a sandwich in Walla Walla and then headed home with a nice, long rest at the bird refuge. If my card reader was working properly, I'd have some fun pics to post. We saw 11 turtles resting on a log today catching some rays. A sight I have never seen before. They managed to all fit on the log by pigging-backing each other which made it look like they were playing leap frog. I think nature is amazing when I see things like this. We also saw a gazillion yellow finches and another beautiful orangy-yellow songbird I have yet to identify. I don't fancy myself as a true bird watcher but maybe with a few more years under my belt and nothing else to do, I could get into it. I shot some pics and maybe I'll get them posted soon.

It was a nice, short ride considering we are running at $8.20 a gallon every time we both roll.  Yikes. The weather could have not been more perfect.

Hope you did whatever it is you love to do on a Sunday afternoon.  It's back to work for me today!

love, susan 

6 comments:

  1. Darn when you lump both prices together really sounds high. How many MPG thou. Value is in memories.

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    1. We both get somewhere around 45 mpg on the average. So it's not a lot different than driving in the car.

      Yeah, how do you put a price tag on memories???

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  2. Might have been a Bullocks (sp?) Oriole. Those guys are plentiful out West. A pretty bird to look at though. Sounds like a nice day to be out!

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    1. I checked it out on Whatbird.com and I believe you're right!!!

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  3. Sounds like such fun fun, going to Walla Walla. Double name, double gas prices, double fun. What a way to spend sunday. woo too
    Enjoy!!!!!
    Dani

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