|The carriage House – Jefferson Texas.|
It had been a long time since we had been on a ride with our friend Charlie. He has been out of the motorcycle loop for a couple of years. we started to chat on facebook and we found out that his new bride (almost 1 year married) Lisa wanted to try riding. Jamie and I thought about it and we wanted to go someplace couple friendly but not to far away as this would be her first journey on the bike. We wanted to make it a good time for her. (remember to click on all images to see full resolution version.)
|Charlie & Lisa all geared up..|
We decided that we would ride out to Jefferson Texas and stay at the Carriage House Bed & Breakfast. I found it online and they did accept one night stays. This is rare as most places want you to book for 2 nights minimum.
The plan was to leave the metroplex around 12PM. We were in no hurry and it was an easy 160 miles there. Jamie and I arrived at the Walmart in Terrell at 11:40 as we did not want to be late. in a small communication error Charlie & Lisa arrived just after 12. We were loaded up and ready to hit the road. The day was perfect. the temp was just right and all in all it was an awesome day for a ride.
We stopped at Edom and had a nice slice of pie at the Shed. Lisa seemed to like her first stretch of the ride. We could not have picked a better day. We took the rest of the afternoon and made our way across North East Texas. The roads were awesome and the trees and flowers were all in bloom. It was so green and beautiful.
|Lake of the pines.|
We arrived to the Carriage House around 6PM. What a beautiful place. We checked in and our hosts were so warm and friendly. There were even freshly baked cookies in the room. That was a nice touch. Lisa had heard of a nice place to eat so we made reservations for 7:45. It would be a great way to top off a wonderful day of riding.
We ate dinner at the Stillwater Inn. The food was very good. It was nice spending time with Charlie and getting to know Lisa. I have to say that I usually don’t spend $60+ on dinner while on the bike, but it was good food and not something we do all of the time, so it was all good. I thought the Sonic routine might not be the best way to make a first impression. hehehe.
|My beautiful bride|
|Charlie & Lisa – all smiles.|
We woke up Sunday morning to the smell of fresh brewed coffee and we could hear the birds singing outside our window. Breakfast was to be served at 9AM. Jamie and I got our stuff together and loaded up the bike. Breakfast was very good. I would recommend the Carriage House.
|Jamie waiting to eat breakfast.|
|everyone happy to see breakfast arrive.|
|our view from the porch swing.|
I know we will stay there again in the future. What a beautiful morning. We were in no hurry so Jamie and I enjoyed a nice little swing on the porch listening to the birds and enjoying the cool spring breeze. It was fantastic.
|Jamie looking great standing on front of the Carriage House.|
We enjoyed a great ride back home. We took all of the back roads and just enjoyed the beautiful weather. it was a tad windy on the way home, We stopped in at the Lake Fork Marina for a piece of pie and a snack on our way home. Jamie and I rolled in at 4:30PM. We logged almost 410 miles and really did enjoy the slow paced weekend. I know we will do something like that again.
|Charlie & Lisa riding around the lake of the Pines.|
|must have been a good ride – lots of bugs killed.|
Thinking about the ride. Jamie and I both hope that Lisa enjoyed herself. We tried to make it an enjoyable trip. I personally am so thankful that Jamie likes to ride as much as she does. We make many great memories together and it will be something that bonds us for many years to come. So until next time everyone.. ride safe and enjoy the open road. If you want to see all of the pictures go to our Motorcycle gallery.
|The bikes awaiting the last leg home.|
|We all had a great time.. lets do it again soon.|