A Simple Touch

The Simple Act of
A Simple Touch……..

A simple touch can brighten the daytouch old young
A simple touch can make you smile
A simple touch can say it’ll be alright
A simple touch can make things happen
A simple touch can bring back memories                                            A simple touch can say I’m sorry
A simple touch can say I love you
A simple touch can soothe
A simple touch can be forgiving
A simple touch can make new memories
A simple touch can ease the pain
A simple touch can heal the soul
A simple touch can show you care
A simple touch can hold you tight
A simple touch can bring new life
A simple touch can be everlasting
A simple touch can all that’s needed…….

Robin Robinson

Lynnwood Motoplex – 2014 Indian & Victory Motorcycles

The sign that greets you outside.

The sign that greets you outside.

 

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These pictures are in no particular order.  The Victory and Indian Motorcycles are a bit mixed in the photo order.  If you notice, there are a few close ups of one particular motorcycle.  This is the one we took home with us!!  🙂

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These are just a few of my favorites……I love to take pictures and tend to take too many!  If you are reading this than that means you made it through my pictures and hopefully enjoyed them!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life

Thanksgiving………to give thanks for what we have in life, to give thanks for where we have been, to give thanks for the lessons learned, to give thanks for the mistakes we have been through, to give thanks for just being whom we are and the ability to adapt as necessary in society to survive, to give thanks for going through what we each have endured to become whom we are today……..Thanksgiving can be interpreted in many ways, but giving thanks to whom we are as a result of what we’ve been through and to whom we are today is what matters!! Rich or poor. Why do we have to be right or wrong ? Why can we not accept that we are all wrong and that we all have flaws …… Please, be thankful for what and whom you have in your life , if it is missing something/someone then fix it!!! Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for what we have , for what and whom we are ……….. The only thing in life that can be controlled is ourselves , why waste time on anything else ? Life is way too short to concentrate in what should have been, concentrate on the now and where you should be going …… Happy Thanksgiving no matter where you are or what you are doing !! ”

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After 20 years together we deserve a new motorcycle……

The anticipation of getting a Brand New 2014 Indian Chieftain Motorcycle was almost unbearable as we drove from Montana to Lynnwood, WA near Seattle.  We left knowing that it was suppose to be snowing by the time we got back home so the possibility of riding would be very slim.  The roads and passes were dry and there was barely any snow except off in the distance until we got closer to the Seattle area, then we hit rain off and on (what a surprise).  What would the roads be like on the way home?

For our 20 year Anniversary we decided to upgrade my husbands motorcycle.  It was time for a more comfortable, brand new ride that we could both enjoy together on some up and coming road trips or he could just ride in style by himself.

We arrived!

We arrived!

We finally arrived at Lynnwood Motoplex!!  They had two Indians setting right out front, a black one and a blue one.  How beautiful they looked, way more impressive than any of the pictures we had previously seen!  However, 0ur RED one was yet to be seen….would it be as beautiful, would we be disappointed?   NO!!!!  Completely and utterly in love with the RED, so magnificent and bold yet sophisticated in its overall looks!!!

First Glance

First Glance

First Touch

First Touch

 

We are completely satisfied, how can you not fall in love with the RED beauty?  And the sound that comes out of the split dual exhaust with cross-over is awesome!!!  The pictures really don’t do it justice.

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My husband talked with the employees about his bike while I took many pictures of our new Indian, part of the showroom and more photos of other Indians and Victory motorcycles. Talk about a kid in a candy store, if the pocketbook was endless our garage would be full of new bikes, we could have one for every day of the month, a couple of times!

One of the Victory Motorcycles.

One of the Victory Motorcycles.

One of the mechanics/technicians came out and went over every part and feature that the bike has. He was very thorough in his explanations and teachings. There is a lot to remember.

Going over every detail...

Going over every detail…

After the hands on tutorial it was time to sign papers and then take her out for a little ride. My husband Terry went around a few blocks to get a feel for the bike. He said it was like night and day, like he was on a Cadillac of bikes!!!  The hubby, was grinning from ear to ear!

First ride

First ride

The guys we dealt with at Lynnwood Motoplex were all very helpful and full of knowledge.  Before we left, the owner even came and congratulated us and then took a picture of my husband with our Indian. (It is ours but I have no intentions of being anywhere but directly behind my hubby on this bike.  I am still new to riding by myself, I have a much smaller bike that am happy riding solo.)

Getting ready for first ride!

Getting ready for first ride!

Now, it was time to get the Chieftain loaded before dark. Long story, but earlier that day we ended up buying a trailer with sides about 20 minutes away to get the bike home.  Needless to say it was brand new and had no proper tie downs for a motorcycle to be securely tied down. Getting it loaded took a bit of talent as we wanted to be 100% sure it wasn’t going to move. The guys did a great job and got the bike secured in a metal crate and then loaded the crate into the trailer.  Our problem had been solved!

Ready to load on the trailer..

Ready to load on the trailer..

Yeah, we are now on the road home!  We had some rain off and on and then some extremely heavy dense fog that slowed us down for part of our drive. We stopped and stayed the night in Spokane. By the time we decided to leave Spokane the weather was very cold and crisp and the big winter storm seemed to be moving in.  We figured that it was late morning so the passes should be cleared by the time we went over them.  It was looking like Terry wouldn’t be getting to ride along the way, but we still had a few hours of driving so you never know.

As we started to get out of Coeur d’ Alene just before the pass it was snowing slightly and there was snow on the ground but the roadway was just a little wet.  The pass was actually nothing like the highway cameras has been showing earlier in the day and the night before.  We made it to Lookout Pass….snow….there was snow on the sides of the roads and the trees were snow covered.  The weather was partially cloudy, the sun looked like it was trying to peek through the clouds and the roads were clear.

Snow on Lookout Pass

Snow on Lookout Pass

The closer we got to home the less snow, the warmer the temperature and the brighter it became outside.  Would it be nice enough to ride the bike home with me following Terry with the truck and trailer?  Despite the 35-40 degree weather my husband was going to ride the bike home from Missoula.  It was partially cloudy but lots of sunshine towards home…….

Filling up the tank to ride home.

Filling up the tank to ride home.

On the highway...

On the highway…

Homeward Bound!

Homeward Bound!

What a great road trip just the two of us getting our new 2014 Indian Chieftain Motorcycle!!!  We have had the bike home for about 2 weeks.  The bike started with only 3 miles and now has a little over 200 miles on it.  Considering it is the end of November, we have been lucky enough to go for some small rides.  One day it was close to 45 degrees out.  WOW!!!!  What a nice ride, it is smoother than any other bike I have ridden on and we did NOT have all the cold bitter wind blowing on us like our old bike.  The fairing and the windshield on this bike works AWESOME!!! Even on the ride at 35 degrees it wasn’t too bad for me.  Anything under 35 degrees and I let the hubby ride alone……it is a bit cold and I don’t want to wear a snowsuit to ride a motorcycle! 🙂  Consider these customers satisfied with the Indian!!!  Our motorcycle journey’s are just beginning………..

Our first ride, 35 degrees out.

Our first ride, 35 degrees out.

I am going to do a separate post with a bunch of the pictures of the motorcycles and the showroom at Lynnwood Motoplex so be on the lookout for more beautiful bike photos!!!

After 20 years together we deserve a new motorcycle……

The anticipation of getting a Brand New 2014 Indian Chieftain Motorcycle was almost unbearable as we drove from Montana to Lynnwood, WA near Seattle.  We left knowing that it was suppose to be snowing by the time we got back home so the possibility of riding would be very slim.  The roads and passes were dry and there was barely any snow except off in the distance until we got closer to the Seattle area, then we hit rain off and on (what a surprise).  What would the roads be like on the way home?

For our 20 year Anniversary we decided to upgrade my husbands motorcycle.  It was time for a more comfortable, brand new ride that we could both enjoy together on some up and coming road trips or he could just ride in style by himself.

We arrived!

We arrived!

We finally arrived at Lynnwood Motoplex!!  They had two Indians setting right out front, a black one and a blue one.  How beautiful they looked, way more impressive than any of the pictures we had previously seen!  However, 0ur RED one was yet to be seen….would it be as beautiful, would we be disappointed?   NO!!!!  Completely and utterly in love with the RED, so magnificent and bold yet sophisticated in its overall looks!!!

First Glance

First Glance

First Touch

First Touch

 

We are completely satisfied, how can you not fall in love with the RED beauty?  And the sound that comes out of the split dual exhaust with cross-over is awesome!!!  The pictures really don’t do it justice.

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My husband talked with the employees about his bike while I took many pictures of our new Indian, part of the showroom and more photos of other Indians and Victory motorcycles. Talk about a kid in a candy store, if the pocketbook was endless our garage would be full of new bikes, we could have one for every day of the month, a couple of times!

One of the Victory Motorcycles.

One of the Victory Motorcycles.

One of the mechanics/technicians came out and went over every part and feature that the bike has. He was very thorough in his explanations and teachings. There is a lot to remember.

Going over every detail...

Going over every detail…

After the hands on tutorial it was time to sign papers and then take her out for a little ride. My husband Terry went around a few blocks to get a feel for the bike. He said it was like night and day, like he was on a Cadillac of bikes!!!  The hubby, was grinning from ear to ear!

First ride

First ride

The guys we dealt with at Lynnwood Motoplex were all very helpful and full of knowledge.  Before we left, the owner even came and congratulated us and then took a picture of my husband with our Indian. (It is ours but I have no intentions of being anywhere but directly behind my hubby on this bike.  I am still new to riding by myself, I have a much smaller bike that am happy riding solo.)

Getting ready for first ride!

Getting ready for first ride!

Now, it was time to get the Chieftain loaded before dark. Long story, but earlier that day we ended up buying a trailer with sides about 20 minutes away to get the bike home.  Needless to say it was brand new and had no proper tie downs for a motorcycle to be securely tied down. Getting it loaded took a bit of talent as we wanted to be 100% sure it wasn’t going to move. The guys did a great job and got the bike secured in a metal crate and then loaded the crate into the trailer.  Our problem had been solved!

Ready to load on the trailer..

Ready to load on the trailer..

Yeah, we are now on the road home!  We had some rain off and on and then some extremely heavy dense fog that slowed us down for part of our drive. We stopped and stayed the night in Spokane. By the time we decided to leave Spokane the weather was very cold and crisp and the big winter storm seemed to be moving in.  We figured that it was late morning so the passes should be cleared by the time we went over them.  It was looking like Terry wouldn’t be getting to ride along the way, but we still had a few hours of driving so you never know.

As we started to get out of Coeur d’ Alene just before the pass it was snowing slightly and there was snow on the ground but the roadway was just a little wet.  The pass was actually nothing like the highway cameras has been showing earlier in the day and the night before.  We made it to Lookout Pass….snow….there was snow on the sides of the roads and the trees were snow covered.  The weather was partially cloudy, the sun looked like it was trying to peek through the clouds and the roads were clear.

Snow on Lookout Pass

Snow on Lookout Pass

The closer we got to home the less snow, the warmer the temperature and the brighter it became outside.  Would it be nice enough to ride the bike home with me following Terry with the truck and trailer?  Despite the 35-40 degree weather my husband was going to ride the bike home from Missoula.  It was partially cloudy but lots of sunshine towards home…….

Filling up the tank to ride home.

Filling up the tank to ride home.

On the highway...

On the highway…

Homeward Bound!

Homeward Bound!

What a great road trip just the two of us getting our new 2014 Indian Chieftain Motorcycle!!!  We have had the bike home for about 2 weeks.  The bike started with only 3 miles and now has a little over 200 miles on it.  Considering it is the end of November, we have been lucky enough to go for some small rides.  One day it was close to 45 degrees out.  WOW!!!!  What a nice ride, it is smoother than any other bike I have ridden on and we did NOT have all the cold bitter wind blowing on us like our old bike.  The fairing and the windshield on this bike works AWESOME!!! Even on the ride at 35 degrees it wasn’t too bad for me.  Anything under 35 degrees and I let the hubby ride alone……it is a bit cold and I don’t want to wear a snowsuit to ride a motorcycle! 🙂  Consider these customers satisfied with the Indian!!!  Our motorcycle journey’s are just beginning………..

Our first ride, 35 degrees out.

Our first ride, 35 degrees out.

I am going to do a separate post with a bunch of the pictures of the motorcycles and the showroom at Lynnwood Motoplex so be on the lookout for more beautiful bike photos!!!

Unconditional Love

What is Unconditional Love?

Sometimes, situations are beyond our control. Yet, we alone are responsible for our own actions and reactions in any given situation.

Unconditional Love is always within us. For some it is easy to forgive, move on and love again. They may never forget, but rather accept what happens and learn from it. Life is short, why let the negatives in life mean more than the positives? A few positives…….our family and friends, a roof overhead or just waking up to another brand new day.

For others, Unconditional Love is buried deep within them, deep underneath their internal pains.  It may be from any or all wrongs that have been done to them or at them throughout the years. Sometimes, they have built a great big wall.  A wall that makes it harder for them to let things go but easier to hold a grudge. For them, it may make more sense to hold onto the negatives than take the chance of opening up again and being hurt. They forget how to let go.

Unconditional Love is being able to get over the past.

Unconditional Love is loving someone regardless of their flaws.

Unconditional Love is being understanding.

Unconditional Love is being able to forgive.

Unconditional Love is the ability to try to work things out.

Unconditional Love is not easy but a lot of work.

Unconditional Love is what keeps a family together.

Unconditional Love………….the unspoken “I LOVE YOU “!