Sorry I have not posted in a while but been alittle busy with work and family. On Aug 24,2013 we will head East to Harleys birthplace,yes Millwakee. If you noticed I said we. A group of fellow IEHOG Chapter members will be riding east with us. I plan on visiting a cpl of wish houses on the way but have not decided which ones yet,but you can bet a dollar that we will be supporting our wish kids and making everyone aware of our special mission. When we arrive we will be staying about 30 miles outside the city and riding into the 110 aniversery party. Also going to take in a Angel game. When I leave the Harley Party I will head to the Wish Castle in New Jersey. You all will be amazed at what they built for their kids to have a very special place to relax,forget about their life threatening illnesses and just let that one heart felt wish come out and be known. You see these wishes are granted to children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope,strength and joy. They only happen because of people like you that have a special place in their hearts to support our kids. If you all remember we have a special kid among us and an angel watching our backs. This is going to be my 5th year of fulling my promise to always help our wish kids and to make sure Dylan is safe and happy. I keep my promises. I will write every night while on the road and I am sure we will have some really cool pictures for you but please remember our wish kids need your help. Any kind of donation will help and as always 100% of all donation dollars go to our wish chapter to provide the much needed resources to make a local childs one heart felt wish come true.
Everyone have a great night
Keep the chrome side up
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Well I made it home safe and sound. Today Dylan and I rode down to the fourth corner together for a total miles rode the last two days of 752. Sorry I did not write last night but I was just a bit tired and was glad to be in my own home for a change. As I reflect back on the last 20 days what I really think about is getting home to the family that has supported me through this ride. I would like to take a min and thank everyone that has supported these efforts to make a wish come true for some very deserving kids. This years ride was the longest of all three with having completed 10,880 miles over a 20 or was it 21? day period,I lost count. No matter, we granted wishes again this year and that is all that counts. I am very blessed to be able to ride my bike across this country and be able to help some kids at the same time. When Dylan was granted his own wish to be a police officer,Dylan was uplifted into good health and that wish was a major part of it all. I dont think there is a family out there that has experienced the power of a wish that would say any different. The hope,strength and pure joy that is brought into a childs life because of a wish granted is priceless. These wishes not only help the child but there whole family,because they too get to see how a difficult time in life can be changed with one wish.
I am going to go through all the pictures and make a album of them all in the next few days to share with you all. I hope you have enjoyed this years adventure across America or should I say around?
I would again like to thank everyone that has supported this years event. I have not even began to think about next years ride but I will tell you this,It will not be AS LONG. It would be really nice to get some other riders involved so if anyone has any ideas please let me know.
Everyone have a great night and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Keep The Chrome Side Up.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Tonight I am tired and will be home tomorrow. I rode 610 miles today and plann on riding to the fourth corner on Wed afternoon but I will write more when I get home.
Deanna it was nice seeing you today,hope it is not another 20 years before we meet again.
Thanks to everyone that has supported ride for wishes,it is only because of your support that wishes are coming true for some very special kids.
Thank You all.
Keep The Chrome Side Up.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
I made it to the third corner today and I am now just south of Tacoma,Washington. I rode 634 miles today in complete sunshine. I guess I am lucky because I got through Seattle without getting rained on. I am looking forward to getting home. Today I left Idaho but not before waking up my buddy Mike to thank him for the shower and bed for the night. I am starting to acke in places I have never before hurt but it is all worth it when I know that our efforts are helping kids with life threatening medical conditions be granted their one heartfelt wish. I learned today that the kids and Kathy had a car wash yesterday and earned $122.00 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation,Way to go guys that is simply awsome. Knowing I have a family backing me, all my friends and co-workers supporting this event has made doing this much easier. I am deeply thankful for all this support and would like to thank each and every one of you,because of YOU four kids recieved there one heartfelt wish.
Everyone have a wonderful night.
Keep the chrome side up
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I am in Idaho and only 430 miles to go to the third corner.Todays ride was 530 miles in another 80 plus degree day with lots of sunshine. I left Billings Montana and it was mid 50's but warmed up fast. I am at my buddy Mikes house for the night. I will write more tomorrow. I would like to thank everyone for all the support in helping to make a childs one heartfelt wish come true.
Good Night and God Bless
Friday, September 9, 2011
I did alittle site seeing today to go along with the 538 miles I rode. Mount Rushmore has not changed since I was a kid other then I got there really early in the morning so I could beat the crowds and see some wild life. Those turkeys were just eating right along side the road. Crazy Horse has not been worked on since my last visit other then the welcome center is really nice.
I made it to Billings, Montana and it is really warm out tonight. I am all tucked into the hotel for the night and I am going to go see what the back of my eyelids have to say. I did meet a couple from Denmark who were nice enough to take my picture at crazy horse. They really wanted to know about my ride and why I am doing it. I informed them that the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope,strength and joy. I gave them the foundations web site so they could get involved with it when they get back home. We parted ways but not before they learned how they could help grant a childs wish. This ride has been a challenge but not anything close to the challenges the kids face,so I will keep moving forward just like our kids do.
Thank you for all your support and everyone have a great night.
Keep the chrome side up.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Today was a great day. I started off tired but snapped out of it after I went to the Harley Dealer to get my bikes oil changed. I met the owner of the dealer in Souix Falls,SD and low and behold they support the Make-A-Wish Foundation by having a event they call Harley Nights the first weekend after July 4th of every year. To date they have raised over a million dollars to help grant wishes for the kids in South Dakoda,Awsome work they are doing to help some very derserving kids. I also got to visit with the staff of the local wish house in Souix Falls,they welcomed me and were a great staff who does alot of hard work making these wishes come true. Thanks for letting me visit with you guys and the departing goodies, I realy like the mini wish stars I you gave me for my tank,they realy look good. Today I rode 490 miles in a cilly morning that turned into an 80 degree T-shirt day. Tomorrow I am going to go for a short ride through the Black Hills and go see the mountain with the faces/LOL I mean Mount Rushmore. Heading west should be clear days for a while and I hope it holds until I get home but if not I just suit up and head on down the road because I will not let alittle rain stop me from my mission to help these kids have a wish granted. I should have some cool pictures tomorrow so stay tuned. I would like to thank everyone for there support.
Everyone have a great night and I will talk to you later.
Keep The Chrome Side Up