Friday, April 14, 2006

My biker dude!

Here's Mark in Minnesota picking up his new bike. I think it's a 2003 Yamaha Venture Midnight Royal Star. Even if I'm wrong, it sure is pretty. It's not like he know the names of scrapbook companies. :o) Doesn't he look so happy?! Jim and Ginney, the couple he bought the bike from emailed me this picture just before he left. He really liked them a lot. He drove for several hours on Wednesday. That first night he slept in Ankeny, Iowa. He woke up at 3:30 a.m. and headed out again. He met his Brother Steven and his wife Chris in Missouri so they could show him the land they bought there. He said it was beautiful! Then he was off again. He drove all the way through Kansas, and a piece of Oklahoma and finally decided he'd had a long enough day and pulled into a town called Dalhart, Texas to sleep. I talked to him this morning and he was in New Mexico so he will be home early this evening. His butt is sore and he's had way too much exposure to the sun. Good thing I sent him with sunblock. He thought it would be nice cool weather for his ride, but it turns out that part of the country had record highs. I'm just glad he got out of Kansas before the tornado hit there. Can't wait to see him!

5 comments:

September said...

Man, Jolene, that is one hunk of steel.... Nice bike. but I have to honestly admit I'm very relieved my husband doesn't want one. been there done that in a past life... just don't like it. But it is a beautiful machine!

Chris said...

I took a cute picture of Ryan with Mark...I will get it sent to you (old film have to develop) Hope he is closer to home. we enjoyed seeing the new bike and visiting with hime yesterday...

Rhona said...

That looks like one happy man and I imagine he'll be a tired one when he gets home too. The bike looks good but like September I'm glad my husband is over that!

Amy said...

Cool motorcycle Mark! Is he expecting you to ride on it with him?

Pam said...

Yep he sure does look happy! And it looks like it suits him too! Glad to hear he's doing well and hope he makes the rest of his trip safe and sound.