Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Four Corners 2011 Ride For Wishes

I made it to Florida and I am done for the day in Key Largo. While in Florida I visited with staff at the Bonita Springs wish house. The staff were very friendly and gave me a warm welcome. I showed them Dylan's wish day video and got them to come out of the cool AC for a quick photo. The weather was very nice today because it was either cloudy or a light rain from Bonita Springs to where I am now in Key Largo. I rode 633 miles today with the last 100 or so in the rain,there went the clean bike again/LOL. I will get up early and get to Key West before the crowds and get bussiness taken care of,then I am going swimming in the gulf. While at the wish house today I got reminded about what this ride is all about. The kids that have life threatening medical conditions are very special and by all the pictures on the walls you could see all the hope,strength and joy in each of them,it was very uplifting and gave me more inspiration to ride further today. I am going to stop early tomorrow so I will have more time to spend and reflect on the past week. All the support I have recieved has been great and I thank each and every one of you, it is that support that makes these wishes come true.
God Bless You All.
Keep The Chrome Side Up.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Four Corners Ride For Wishes 2011

Today I found myself surrounded by some of the staff at the Georgia and Alabama Wish House. They are very busy and will grant over 300 wishes this year alone and should reach their 5,000th wish granted by year end. Thank you very much for allowing me to visit with the staff .Georgia & Alabama Chapter rocks!
I am in lenox,Georgia and it is Hot and humid here,so I cut it short today after riding only 408 miles. This trip so far has not been much for picture taking but that will change tomorrow when I get off the interstate for 100 or so miles and hit some back roads of georgia/Florida. As you can tell I have decided to go to Flordia corner first so I can get all this warm weather behind me and get up north. I have not decided if I will take Canadain roads west after reaching Maine but I will let you know. Coming through Atlanta today was a real thrill. Traffic in the big cities are no different here then at home, Very heavy but the other drivers seem to be alittle more laied back and easy going. I met a Georgia officer today,(no not while getting pulled over) at a gas stop and he was a young guy,he reminded me to be safe, before we parted our ways I gave him a card and told him to read about Ride For Wishes. I pointed out that like him, Dylan's wish was to be a police officer, we shook hands and parted ways.
I was reminded today that no matter how much we plann mother nature is in control so I am going with the flow and going to put my back side in the seat and head into Florida tomorrow. I am looking forward to swimming in both the gulf and Atlantic.
Everyone have a great night.
Keep the chrome side up.

Monday, August 29, 2011

I made it through Memphis,TN with the river below. I have a real bad connection tonight so I am going to keep this short and to the point. I put in 593 miles today and I am headed to Key West,FL as my first corner. I will find a wish house tomorrow to stop at,mybe Atlanta. anyway the weather was only in the low 90's today so was alittle better then the first days. The heat is nothing compared to the things our wish kids go through,so I will tough it out.
Thank You for your support
Have a great night

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Texas and Oklahoma was nothing but alot of heat/105 to be exact. I am 200 miles west of Little Rock Arkansa and stoped for the night in Sallisaw,Oklahoma. I rode 441 miles today After leaving Amarillo Texas this morning around 7am. When I left it was about 88 but soon reached 100 plus in just an hour. I made alot of stops to get cooled off and pressed on. I met a real nice family at one of my stops,whereI gave all four kids wish braclets and a wish star to mom and dad. They had not herd of the Make-A-Wish Foundation so I informed them what the foundation does and for who,they thanked me for the information and told me they would look it up in their area when they get home. Even though the first 4 days of this ride have been very warm I am still very determined to help make wishes come true for some very special kids. I have a very special wish star to hang at each corner I touch. I am still up in the air if I am going to turn and go south to Fl or keep going east and go to maine first, The weather will let me know tomorrow. I could really use some cooler weather but on the other hand I am getting use to it now so I will decide later which way to go. I would like to thank you for your support and for helping a child have one heartfelt wish come true.
Everyone have a great night
Keep The Chrome Side UP

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Four Corners Ride For Wishes 2011 Days 3

Today started off chilly and ended 498 miles later in Amerillo TX in another blazing heat day. I will be heading east to Oklahoma City then north east tomorrow to get into some cooler weather. I was stopping alot for water/shower breaks and found myself getting use to it. I think about what the wish kids go through fighting their life threatening medical conditions and it all does not seem so bad. I am starting to get on a roll,like when I rolled into The Big Texan and found myself up against a really nice steak dinner. well I am going to go relax and spend some time down at the pool and get ready for tomorrow.

Thank You for all the support.

Keep The Chrome Side Up


Friday, August 26, 2011

Four Corners Ride For Wishes 2011

Day 2 started off much how day 1 ended in a blazing heat. we did get over to visit the National wish house and the state chapter house pictured here. I managed 307 miles today with a late start and a visit with a friend in Show Low,AZ. I am about 50 miles west of Galliop,NM. Going to get an early start in the morning. Everyone have a great night and will write more tomorrow
Keep The Chrome Side

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Four Corners Ride For Wishes Day 1

Today started in the dark of the morning, I had some kinks to work out but all is coming along good. I made it to Phoenix AZ today where I will go visit the national wish house tomorrow morning. Yesterday before I left I managed to break into the kids play time for a group picture. These kids mean the world to me and I look forward to seeing that line of kids waiting for their rides on the Harley when I get home. Milage today was 407 miles most of it in blazing heat.

Please remember that wishes do not come true without our help. Please use the donate button at the top of this page to make a wish come true for some really special kids.

Have a great night and I will start taking pictures tomorrow.