Sunday, October 25, 2015

Birthday Ride

Martha, my loving wife and I motored down to Colorado Springs today for lunch.  The weather was beautiful, no chores to do and it was my birthday.

We rode down CO Highway 83 the metro Denver area, through the towns of Parker, Franktown, and about an hour later made it down to Colorado Springs.



Martha had been hearing of and wanting to go to this German restaurant in the city for a while, so today was the day.


The food was pretty good, we both had schnitzels and a glass of beer each.  I even got a free slice of Apple Strudel with a candle on it when Martha told the waiter it was my birthday.

Luckily, no one clad in lederhosen came out singing Happy Birthday, with the strudel!


After lunch, and less than two miles away, was the America the Beautiful park.  We walked around a bit after taking these pictures of the rig at the entrance to the park.



One more picture of the centerpiece for the park.  The angle used below is often used by local photographers to capture sunsets and sunrises.


The ride home was a retracing of our route down, no issues and Scarlett ran great though a bit hot.  Her heads' temperatures were in the low 400s.  I checked with RichardM, seems those are OK temperature levels.

23 comments:

Steve Williams said...

Getting business out of the way first -- Happy Birthday. Looks as if you and Martha had a fine time.

Now to more serious matters -- you definitely could rock a pair of lederhosen. I can see it and I'm sure the vast majority of your readers can as well. Take the plunge. I think you and lederhosen are a far better match than me and a URAL.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday - it's mine too, but I didn't get on my scooter. I really enjoyed your Europe posts this summer. Could relate to many of your travels and especially loved the pics with the boys. My hubby and I did a Tuscan Vespa tour a while back and loved it.

Charlie6 said...

Steve Williams:

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Martha and I did have a good time in the Springs.

As to the lederhosen, I don't have the knees for it.

Besides, what's my bony knees compared to your heroic image while astride a Ural Sidecar Rig, amidst deep snow drifts, both your dogs cavorting upon them?

Charlie6 said...

Anonymous,

thanks for your comments and birthday wish...hope yours was good as well! The Tuscan Vespa tour sounds like a blast!

Spat said...

Happy Birthday Dom. How can you beat a ride, a beer and strudel with your honey on your BD I don't know

Charlie6 said...

thanks Spat.....BD?

Bob and Sharon said...

BD ? even I got that birthday

Again Happy Birthday looks like you had a fun time and great weather

Bob

Spat said...

BirthDay

Charlie6 said...

thanks Bob and Sharon, I guess I need more coffee now.

Trobairitz said...

An awesome way to spend the anniversary of your birth - with your beautiful wife, a ride on the Ural, sunshine, and blue sky.

Thomas Osburn said...

Happy Birthday! Where is the German restaurant? Love German food. Love the photo of the sculpture with Pikes Peak in the background? What is the location of photo on the top of your blog?

RichardM said...

Yes, more coffee may help. I stared at the "BD" and couldn't think of anything applicable.

It sounds like you had a good one! BD that is...

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Trobairitz, it was all Martha's idea too....

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Thomas Osburn, the Edelweiss is in Colorado Springs just off of Tejon Street.

The sculpture is a fountain apparently though I've not seen it with water running.

The header pic is from my Uraling in Europe series of postings....it's part of the Stelvio Pass.

Charlie6 said...

RichardM, all I could come up with for BD was boarddocs, the outfit I currently work for.

SonjaM said...

Happy B-Day, Dom. Wishing you all the best. Nice weather, a ride with the spouse, and German food. Sounds like a perfect day to me.

Charlie6 said...

Danke SonjaM, a perfect combination indeed.

motoventures said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday! I always love seeing your pictures and reading your adventures. Here's to wishing you many more!

~ Michael

Charlie6 said...

thanks Michael/Motoventures....you are most kind.

David Masse said...

Happy belated birthday Dom.

That photo in the header is one heady picture. Wow!

Charlie6 said...

Thank you David Masse, it's part of the Stelvio Pass road....

Coop a.k.a. Coopdway said...

Happy Belated Birthday Dom (I'm way behind!!)

I was guessing Stelvio, nothing about it was familiar to me from CO. Lovely and a VERY fortunate experience to ride!

Charlie6 said...

thanks Coop....good guess by the way.