The Legend of Bridal Veil Falls from our Motorcycle Ride

We made a quick stop for a photo op while out on a several day motorcycle ride at Bridal Veil Falls in Utah.  It is located off of US189 in the South end of Provo Canyon.

T20180601_101457he Bridal Veil Falls Legend goes:
“Many moons ago, an Indian named Norita and a brave from a rival tribe, named Grey Eagle met and fell in love. They planned to meet near a streamlet high on the mountainside and elope to a land far away from both their tribes. On that fateful night, instead of her lover, Norita was confronted by braves from her own tribe. Fearing her lover had been destroyed she leaped from the high ledges.
Mother Nature was touched by her wild beauty, and she caught up Norita’s streaming tresses and made from them a Bridal Veil of falling water. From her flowing gown an alter was formed on the face of the mountain. Then her spirit was sent out as a mist, causing a green carpet to spread over the mountainside.
The intruders fled while her saddened lover stood and gazed down at the strange yet beautiful transformation. His grief was more than he could bear, so out of compassion for his sorrow, Mother Nature molded his massive frames into the mountain and stretched his mighty shoulders high into the heavens like silent sentinels to guard over his loved one. His cries of anguish were softened into love calls to whisper forever.”

It was beautiful and breathtaking and in a really neat valley which made for a great motorcycle ride.  It was a wonderful choice my husband had made to stay off of the regular quicker routes on our trip to/from Nevada & Montana so that we could experience and see more of our beautiful 20180601_1014232975246284701980158.jpgcountryside despite adding more miles and travel days to our trip (2,540 miles from start to finish).

20180601_1017102080242931141650649.jpgIt is a great spot to stop and stretch the legs for a few or to even have a picnic down below at the falls.  If it hadn’t had been for the weather rolling in we would have ventured and walked the path and got close up, maybe next time.  I am now totally in love with staying off the beaten path on two wheels unless it cannot be avoided.  I cannot wait for our next adventure.  I hope you enjoyed a little from one of our trips.

 

 

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Happy Friday….find the good….

Good Morning!!!  It’s as dark as could be once again with the stars shining brightly, no sunrise in sight just yet as my young old age keeps waking me WAY too early!!  It was a cool 59* this morning at 4:50am.

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Happy Friday and may you all have a most wonderful day!!  Today is going to be GREAT because you are going to find the good in it, you shall smile and laugh a little extra and you shall realize how truly blessed you are!!  Choose to be happier and choose how you shall react to the negatives of every day!!  Happy Friday Everyone!!  Big Hugs & Lots of Love to you all ….. Thanks for Reading my Thoughts…..Robin Robinson

This Chance, My Chances, Your Chances may NEVER come again….

Thoughts while I’m out for a walk in the beautiful sunshine, warmth and humidity that Milwaukee is currently offering me.  Walking because I can, Walking in the outdoors for my sanity, Walking and enjoying my day as best I can because that’s what I’m suppose to do.  Why not make the most of everything and every opportunity…….THIS Chance, MY Chances, YOUR chances may never come again so Get Out and Enjoy Your Life a Little more!!

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Follow your dreams…..Take chances…..Get out of your comfort zone…..Never stop believing in yourself…..Set goals to help you Achieve what you want…..GO FOR IT, Believe and Achieve!!  Have a wonderful day and may you believe in yourself and you abilities more….regardless how hard your decisions and choices may be!!  Big Hugs & Much Luv 2 U All  Thanks for Reading my Thoughts……..Robin Robinson

Annoying the Husband once again on a road trip….

I think my husband thinks I’m annoying!! About 2hrs into the trip we were surrounded by big and little plateaus that would be perfect for sending “Great Mighty Smoke Signals” back and forth!! After pointing this out saying we should give it a try and send “Love” Smoke Signals back and forth and see if it works. He says “Ok, I’ll drop you off and you can climb up while I keep going”!!! Hmm….not funny, too cold to try right now, duh!! Then he told me he thought it was my nap time and I should go to sleep!! LoL

Later down the road we stop at a rest stop. I patiently wait inside the one woman restroom to hear him walk out of his side. He opens the door and I cheerfully say with a smile “I was just waiting for you inside because it’s warmer in there and I knew I couldn’t get in the Yukon.”😊He then proceeds to stretch, yawn and walk slowly back to the Yukon!! Hello…I’m cold and which one of us is being annoying?!?! Not me!!Then I cannot handle it anymore, he’s roasting and I’m partially freezing so I unbuckle and dig into my suitcase and proceed to change in the front seat from shorts to pants and complain the entire time because I don’t want to wear pants!! UGH…24*, snow in the distance and I’m cold….and my constant complaining (I prefer informative talk as he’s a guy, barely listens so just making sure he heard me disliking having to change at least once) …yep, once again annoying him.
Later again, down the road while looking out at the beauty surrounding us, while the only sound was the wind against the Yukon due to being in the middle of no where and no radio….I reach over with my finger and ask him if I can pick his nose!! LoL I just couldn’t help myself it was way too quiet but apparently according to him I had crossed the line and warned me that he would use his gun to defend himself if necessary!!! LoL 
Oh why, Oh why does my husband think I’m so annoying?!?! LoL Sometimes I just cannot help myself and just have to add a little quirky humor to our drives!! LoL Just thought I’d share to preoccupy myself and give him a break while we have cell reception again!!! 👍😋😂 #ontheroadagain #icanthelpmyself #imsoweird #annoyingthehusband #beingsilly 

Road Trip 2016 Day 2…8/9/16

Day 2 – We left Grand Junction headed for Colorado Springs, CO via the scenic route that adds about an extra hour going through Aspen.Now we can say we’ve been to Apen. Narrow streets, tons of people everywhere even during the summer and there’s a lot of money in that town. Lots of private jets at the airport and even a Gucci store.

It is a nice and cute little town and probably fun to wander but we are on a mission to get to Colorado Springs and Aspen looks just like one of the “tourist traps” that’s a bit over priced for the average person. (Meant with no disrespect just not our thing.)

When you leave Aspen heading to Colorado Springs you get to see some beautiful mountain scenery, some streams and little waterfalls and maybe even a deer or two along the way. The pass is limited to vehicles under 35ft in length and it narrows greatly with speed limits varying but 35-40 most of it as there’s several switchbacks, turns and curves.

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It is scenic and now we can say we’ve been through Aspen. After living in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana, and a couple years in British Columbia it was very comparable and just like back home. If you are NOT use to the Mountains, the back country…then by all means take the scenic route through Aspen as it is beautiful.

We decided it was time for lunch and found a nice place along our route. Definately recommend. Two patios one on the front off of the highway and one in the back. The Hamburgers were delicious, hand made and good quality meat not a fast food joint!! Buena Vista was the little town.

Travel and experience new things wether it’s just down the street in your hometown, neighboring towns or going cross country. There is beauty and adventures everywhere!! The world has so much to offer if we just look around and take the time to experience and see new things! Will write more in Part 2 of Day 2…..Thanks for reading my thoughts…….Robin Robinson

Road Trip 2016 Day 2…8/9/16

Day 2 – We left Grand Junction headed for Colorado Springs, CO via the scenic route that adds about an extra hour going through Aspen.Now we can say we’ve been to Apen. Narrow streets, tons of people everywhere even during the summer and there’s a lot of money in that town. Lots of private jets at the airport and even a Gucci store.

It is a nice and cute little town and probably fun to wander but we are on a mission to get to Colorado Springs and Aspen looks just like one of the “tourist traps” that’s a bit over priced for the average person. (Meant with no disrespect just not our thing.)

When you leave Aspen heading to Colorado Springs you get to see some beautiful mountain scenery, some streams and little waterfalls and maybe even a deer or two along the way. The pass is limited to vehicles under 35ft in length and it narrows greatly with speed limits varying but 35-40 most of it as there’s several switchbacks, turns and curves. 

just a small stretch of the road


It is scenic and now we can say we’ve been through Aspen. After living in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana, and a couple years in British Columbia it was very comparable and just like back home. If you are NOT use to the Mountains, the back country…then by all means take the scenic route through Aspen as it is beautiful.

We decided it was time for lunch and found a nice place along our route. Definately recommend. Two patios one on the front off of the highway and one in the back. The Hamburgers were delicious, hand made and good quality meat not a fast food joint!! Buena Vista was the little town.

Travel and experience new things wether it’s just down the street in your hometown, neighboring towns or going cross country. There is beauty and adventures everywhere!! The world has so much to offer if we just look around and take the time to experience and see new things! Will write more in Part 2 of Day 2…..Thanks for reading my thoughts…….Robin Robinson