So today I can finally share “Huge thing going on in our lives #4” and the sad thing is that it is not the most exciting, nor the most important… in fact in the grand scheme of things it’s the least important (though still awesome!) but it took the longest to complete and therefore it is the last!
Ryan and I have been working a deal over the last few weeks and after a little work and a little wheeling and dealing we have a new addition to our little family!
Meet Meryl… Meryl Street! (snicker)
She is a 2005 Ultra Classic Edition Electaglide Harley. She only has 6,000 miles on her, about $7,000 in upgrades and well, let’s just say, we got a VERY good deal. This is something that we thought wasn’t going to happen until we retired but when this opportunity came along and under these circumstances we just couldn’t pass it up!
So we’ve been tooling about the countryside… enjoying the brief patches of sunlight and the warm days of summer.
For those of you who have asked us if we wear helmets… the answer is a resounding yes… Back home we always wear a helmet but they are half helmets or skid lids… DOT approved of course but a full face in that AZ sun will make you pass out. Here the laws require a 3/4 or more and we have to wear these huge and heavy things and it is an adjustment!
See I could almost be a bobble head doll! But they are great for the intercom system! (sorry for the flash out!)
Ryan is having the time of his life of course and is loving being a Harley man! 🙂 Doesn’t he look great in his leathers? (Absolutely necessary here with the temperatures and the bugs… because there is nothing like going down the autobahn for an hour, getting off the bike, looking down and realizing that your jeans are coated in bug guts! ewwww)
One thing that is going to be an absolute blast is that my mom and dad have the same bike! Dad’s is the 2003, 100 year special addition Fire Bike (since my dad is a fireman!)
And of course ours is Air Force blue!
For those of you who will ask, no we won’t be selling Bertha (the other bike) while we are here. Honda’s don’t really sell here due to parts being hard to get. It’s kind of like buying a specialty import car back in the states and knowing from the get go you’ll pay over $100 for everything! So, since Bertha is paid off and in good condition we’re just going to store her in our garage and ship her home with us when we go. At that time we are going to give Zach and Charly (who have expressed an interest in buying her from us) first chance and if they don’t choose to buy her we’ll then sell on the open market. For now she is on storage insurance and waiting to go back home!
Well, that’s the end of all of our big news. We still don’t have any new information on #1 and #2 but we are supposed to hear soon. I’ll let you know as much as I can when I can. So with that we’re off to enjoy the sunshine!
Goofy helmets! 🙂