We were first going to meet at noon at one of my favorite restaurants, but it was so crowded and I took the last parking space a block away and proceeded to walk and stand in front of the restaurant waiting for Rachel to come along. After a few minutes, I'm being nice here hehehe, she called to tell me that she was running a little late. This turned out to be the perfect moment to ask her to meet me somewhere else...like the Mexican restaurant near the interstate highway at the WallyWorld exit. There I was sure that we would find plenty of parking spaces and being that it was just across the street from where my daughter Sharon works, I called and invited Sharon to join us. And as it turned out, Bobby Sox, the owner of Sharon's shop also found his way to our table.
After our lunch, the workers (Sharon & Bobby Sox) went back to work to pay in more social security taxes so that Rachel & I could enjoy our afternoon without worrying about gas prices. Well somebody has to work to keep those direct deposit checks coming in steadily...and on time. Rachel and I went to the house to get the bike and we were off. Jimmy was barely recovering from two days of fever & chills, but insisted on coming along. He said the ride would make him feel better...better than staying at home alone. I tried to take a picture of us on the bike when we got to the gas station. Take my word for it, the bike is under us and see my hair....it's all messed up. That Rachel!!!! her hair always looked nice no matter how fast I went!
Rachel had asked about the waterfalls in one of my recent posts, so that's where we headed. At the falls there were plenty of young girls in bikinis and if you enlarge the picture you can see one of them on the right. The place was fairly crowded, for a Thursday afternoon, but I managed to get a picture of Rachel almost by herself...believe me it wasn't easy. I almost had to laugh out loud when I saw what looked like a college student trying to skip rocks across the water. I didn't want to burst her bubble, but she was trying to skip HUGE rocks that sank immediately. I had to give her an "A" for effort.
I wanted Jimmy to take a picture of both of us on the bike, but I never asked him to...I meant to but something always came up. This is the best I could do...Rachel on the bike by herself. Jimmy was quieter than usual today because he didn't feel well, so we didn't ride too far.
Since Rachel isn't able to get down this way much, we asked her if she would like to visit some of her family while she was in the neighborhood. You know...just for shock value...they don't know that Rachel has become a motorcycle mama. (giggle) I think Rachel loved the ride and we'll be taking my bike instead of her car from now on...that is unless it's raining, cause we don't want to get our hair wet.
All in all we had a nice day....I would say wonderful, but Jimmy didn't feel well although he tried to pretend that he did, I could tell that he wasn't himself. Tomorrow he is going to see a doctor or get some antibiotics and I know that I will have to take him in kicking and screaming, but I'm not going through the weekend without any medication. The Ty*lenol is only controlling the fever, but isn't curing the cause...whatever that might be. Why are some men so stubborn when it comes to seeking medical attention?