October 14, 2010

You're Never Too Old...

To feel giddy when you see the first gorgeous sign of fall:
Or to try something new:
Today my dad and I took a long ride (83 miles, but who's counting) through the winding roads of the NC mountains. The same roads that I've been banned from since two of my children turn green at the mere thought of a curvy road. It was the first time I've ever been on a motorcycle and I loved every minute. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day: 55 degrees, windy and sunny. He has these cool headphone thingamajigs so we chatted for over two hours. Without interruption.
We are enjoying a few days with my parents in the mountains for our fall break. There just might be a little spoiling going on around here. And I'm not just talking about the kids. ;)

8 comments:

Brandi said...

What great fun! I love seeing fall creep towards the south too. We have enjoyed the cooler temps and turning trees too. Enjoy your visit!!

Karen said...

Gretchen, what a treasure to spend time with your dad enjoying the leaves and the scenery. Soak up every minute of the spoiling, girl.
Enjoy!
Karen

kimberly said...

You go girl!!!! I'm so proud of you for going. What a sweet time you both must have had. I can just see your Dad beeming under that helmet. No color changes here...enjoy your time!! Love to you all.

Alisa said...

Oh, how I miss those beautiful NC trees! Tell your sweet parents I said "Hi"! You look adorable on a bike by the way.:)

Kellie said...

What a great adventure! I bet it WAS beautiful riding those curvy roads on the motorcycle. What is even better is the chatting time with your Dad. :) Glad you are enjoying yourself!

Carpool Queen said...

There's a reason I told my parents to come while C was out of town.

I don't like to share them :)

Bugs and Sunshine said...

you are blessed to have a wonderful family and it is obvious you are continuing the legacy. what a joy to see!

pk @ Room Remix said...

I love that first image, and the motorcyle trip sounds like a perfect way to spend a beautiful fall day!