Long days

I keep trying to drag out these summer days, but it's not quite working out for me.  I need more vacation time...

I hit the road a couple of days back to deliver some newly recovered photos of my cousin's son's birthday party.  Three months is a little long for them to wait to get the photos, but they were quite happy and surprised to get them.  I logged over 200 Km on a day that started off scorching hot, but slowly turned in to a hell of a lightning storm.  It was a beautiful ride down to Oromocto and it was still a gorgeous day once the black clouds started rolling in.  I got sprinkled on a bit, but managed to ride out of it and never saw water again until later that night during the storm.  I stuffed my camera in the saddle bag, but as usual I never stopped for any photos.  I love snapping pictures, but I hate interrupting my ride.  Once I'm moving I just don't want to stop.  Hell, even pulling into the parking lot after a days ride is tough to do.

In other news, me and Joey celebrated our 7th anniversary this week.  Wow...7 years.  Where does the time go.  Most times I wonder how she even puts up with me.  :)


Dean "D-Day" said...

I know what you mean about taking pictures. I always have the intention of snapping some pics but don't always remember to stop and do it.

Happy Anniversary!

Giest said...

Thanks, Dean!

Canajun said...

I think that's a trait most of us share. We see something worthy of a photo, but we're enjoying the ride too much to stop. I envy folks who can do both seemingly without effort.

7 years? Amateurs. But congratulations all the same. :)

(Word verification: saine

Giest said...

Thanks, Canajun!

I think I need a strap to keep the camera at my side all the time. The prospect of stopping, opening the saddle bag, opening the camera bag, pulling out the camera...ugh... Just takes too much away from the ride. If I could pull over and have the camera already at hand, I'd be much more willing. :)

Yeah...none of us are sane. ;)