Hubby definitely knows how to make me smile! It was a bit chilly as we headed out yesterday, but nothing leather can't handle. We started off in the direction of Breese, I could so live in that little town, I enjoy it. I could not enjoy a commute to work from there though, so I will just enjoy it in snippets. Our first destination of the day was Wally's, we were hoping to join a former co-worker of mine that lives out there.
|It's Wally's! Love this place!|
Maybe next time. She just got engaged and was busy talking wedding with her future in-laws. I am so excited for her, the guy that she is marrying is the perfect guy for her, they are adorable together and he makes her smile so big! Next wedding to put in my calendar. That is two weddings in about a year, two of the people I find most dear have found their other half! This makes me so happy.
It didn't stop Hubby and I from enjoying a yummy Wally burger and a Cherry Ski. It's always so fun to go there, it's a trip back in time. They opened in 1951, I am fairly certain nothing has changed since then. Silly conversation, talking to others gathered around the lunch counter, well it's hard to top that.
I love the way Hubby and I ride, there is rarely a plan or a goal to our rides Other than to find as many back roads as we can and to simply enjoy the day. And enjoy it we did. We don't have music on the Harley, you can't answer a phone or check your email or Facebook. It ends up being just a wonderful time to talk, look and enjoy life.
|Can you see the horse?|
|Freshly plowed, ready...|
|Old Western fans?|
|Spring is sneaking into the picture|
|Out before entering B'ville.|
We did stop briefly at a small bar we go to occasionally while riding. For no particular reason except it's convenient and at a good location to stretch the legs, use the facilities and grab a quick beverage. Oh yeah, and they always have a good German beer on tap. Yesterday they had a live band. Well, most of the band was live. The drummer and singer... hmmmm... good thing they aren't giving up their day job.
|Imbs Station Road, old station? I don't know...|
|Like a scene out of "Left Behind"|
|Random street corner in East St. Louis, on St Clair Avenue|
As we left that section of Cahokia behind and headed down an old industrial area in Sauget, where Hubby had worked in his twenties, the factories and plants oddly silent. Parking lots were starting to be over run by grasses and weeds, you could tell that even though it was Sunday, they were rarely needed any longer, even during the week. The only thing thriving in that area now appeared to be bars, clubs and other entertainment facilities.
|The St. Louis Arch in the sunset from Cahokia|
|Spring in my own front yard|