Saturday, April 30, 2011

Back from the Cape


This is a badly stitched-together three-shot panorama out the window of the restaurant where we had lunch today at Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Charlie’s Toyota SUV, with my bike on a trailer behind, is parked in the middle of the parking lot. To the right is the flooded Mississippi River, held back by a floodwall. The river is huge, swollen by a week of torrential rain, and the wind was whipping whitecaps up from the waves. Every now and then we’d see a massive tree floating down the river.

We delivered Deb’s R1200GS to the BMW shop for a new set of shocks and picked up my K1200GT. It was a good decision to trailer the bikes since there was a fierce wind out of the south this morning, complicated by a threat of rain this afternoon.

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