Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Snowy Sunset

Short post today due to a short ride. Spent most of the day providing computer support to someone remotely and it ate up all the daylight. Still, we got the stuff working so it was a good day.

I took my wife down to Parker to retrieve the minivan. She'd left it there when she had to do the driving of her friend's car, and all the kids, to the dentist when one of the friend's kids hit the diving board with his face. Some damage to one tooth apparently but it could have been much worse. In the ensuing chaos, Martha volunteered to drive while the mother tended to the boy.

Riding back from Parker after dropping my wife off, there was this beautiful sunset. Had to park really close to the edge of the road due to a narrow shoulder but the risk proved worth it:

8 comments:

Richard Machida said...

Beautiful sunset.

No comment on what your wife thought of the ride in the Ural? Or did I miss something?

Martha said...

Wifey was eager to go for a ride...it had been awhile.
Enjoyed the ride while we were heading west...but when driving East or South...the wind was bitingly cold.

Spotted a deer on the side of the road...it always surprises me to see wildlife here in the 'burbs.

All in all, a good ride...

Arizona Harley Dude said...

That is a GREAT picture. I've put the hack back on Petunia and have been tempted to take a trip up to the snow, but looking at 19 degrees stops me.

Chuck Pefley said...

Lovely sunset image. However, three-wheels notwithstanding, it still looks pretty darn cold -:)

bobskoot said...

Charlie:

Nice photo op. Luckily it would appear to be little traffic. I also stop a lot but not if unsafe to do so

You need a heated blanket for your passenger, or a thermal blanket

bob
bobskoot: wet coast scootin

SonjaM said...

Very nice shot, although... it seems to be a bit nippy out there. I have to admit, I don't miss the Winter too much right now.
Cheers from California, SonjaM (soon back in the freezer that is called Alberta)

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Chatlie6 (Dom):

Regarding the expression "Uralista." Having been married to a Russian woman, I thnk the proper expression is "Droog," or "Droogies."

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad
Twisted Roads

Charlie6 said...

Richard, you'll have seen Martha's comment by now...thanks for the kind words.

AZ HD, yeah, it was a bit "brisk" when I took that picture. Still, for me it was worth it. I was out anyways, right?

Chuck, thanks for the nice commentary, and yeah, it was cold.

Bobskoot, thanks and I did get an electric blanket but it promptly failed. Dammit.

Sonja, thanks for the visit....yeah the weather is nice in california but I wouldn't want to live there.

Jack, I believe the word you're trying to spell out means "friend" in Russian. It sounds really close to what my friend Andre tells me means friend. Thanks for the posting.