Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.

not what i expected

Expecting too much or not expecting anything – neither one is a good idea. 

I’d like to think that I have the expectation thing pretty much at a livable level.  That is until I have the rug pulled out from under me.  Ah, but that is another story.

I think that how one handles disappointment says at lot about that person. 

reflectionOur 23rd anniversary was coming up.  We decided to take the cycle and leave after work on Thursday.  We would be home sometime Saturday.

the roadWe decided to do another ‘Great River Road’ trip.  The weather was picture perfect – beyond my expectations.winding road  With each bend in the road came another great view.  Everything was so green and alive.  

the riverI love riding along the river.  It is breath taking.  As I mentioned the weather was wonderful. 

more riverWe drove further up Wisconsin this year than last year.   We crossed over into Minnesota at Winona.  crossing

Yes, this trip was going great!  We even crossed a bridge that has the holes so I could see the water below.  That was a bit another bridgefreaky. I didn’t get a picture of that one.  I was too busy trying to stay calm. 

On Friday night we had hoped to stay at the same motel that we stayed at last year.  However, they were full.

It was really a blessing in disguise.  sunsetIf we would have stayed at the desired destination we would have missed this beautiful sunset over the river.  It was amazing.  Truly it was one of those ‘riding off into the sunset’ moments.

We went back over the river and spent the night at Prairie Du Chen.

  Ball townSaturday we  stopped for lunch at Ball town.  The oldest restaurant in Iowa is in this little tiny town.  This is the second  time they have rebuilt the restaurant in the last few years.   As you can see it is a huge biker attraction. 

curtIt also has a great view.  Last year the clouds were dark and stormy.  Once again picture perfect weather. 

It was here that we noticed that we must have a leak somewhere.  I was getting black stuff on my legs.  This was not part of the plan.

Now what?     to be continued………..

til next time


August 23, 2009 - Posted by | motorcycle | , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I like the mirror picture!

    Comment by Pastor Curt | August 24, 2009 | Reply

  2. […] not what i expected part 2 Kind of feeling like Paul Harvey about now  —–  and now for the rest of the story…. (not what i expected part one) […]

    Pingback by not what i expected part 2 « Living Life in a Fish Bowl! | August 25, 2009 | Reply

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