Been "H"appening 01/13/02
by Dick Scalpone, AGWA-Illinois Chapter H
Hi all, how is everyone doing today? On this
Sunday, 13 Jan 02, a hearty group of chapter H journeyed on a chow run
this morning. It was slightly overcast, and a crisp tingle in the
air. Morning temps were about 25 to 29 degrees. VERY REFRESHING.
Our group consisted of Brush Hirsch, Lucky Larry and Nancy Greco, Lloyd
and Leona Tatman, ole Joel (four leaf clover in his wallet) Gyurnek, our
guest Bob Sample and yours truly.
Our morning journey took us to the Lakewood restaurant
on Lake street in Hanover Park. There we all filled our tummies and
our hunger was completely satisfied. We all sat around and socialized
as we all know how. A certain individual, naturally hassled the poor
waitress, his name shall not be mentioned but his initials could be J.G.
I wonder who that could be.
Only 3 of us hearty souls rode our ponies. Our
guest, Bob Sample, ole Joel Gyurnek, and yours truly.
Afterwards, the 3 of us musketeers parted company
with the rest of the crew and decided to do a little riding on this cold
crisp Sunday morning. It is a good thing we all bundled up, me in
my snowmobile suit, Joel with his leathers, and Bob with six layers of
clothing. So off we went, I took the lead and ole Joel had sweep
with Bob in the middle (he has no CB). We ventured out on U.S. 20
westward, and established a back road route, naturally. As we traversed
back and forth through, hills and curves, we eventually neared Woodstock,
Illinois. And guess what ole Joel suggested that we do? Absolutely
correct, head for his favorite shopping place, "Farm and Fleet" store.
Joel likes to spend money. So we all stopped and stretched our legs
and walked around the humongous store. Joel and Bob went on a shopping
spree. I tagged along and kept both of these young whipper snappers
in check, seeing as how I am the "old guy", they look upon me as the fatherly
image. Time sure flies when you are having fun. We must have
spent an hour there.
Having done that, its off we go, west and north once
again in our travels. Taking the lead, I took our hearty group into
Wisconsin, as we did the semi-circle of Lake Geneva, and its surrounding
area, we decided a pit stop was in order, (after all, the cold finally
gets to us). So to Mickey D's we went and had a cup of java and socialized
some. Naturally, ole Joel was up to his old tricks, he just had to
hassle some of the young patrons, just busting their chops. So Bob
started in and joined Joel, it was a good thing I was along to control
those guys. As their fatherly image, I was able to control and keep
things in perspective. Lucky thing, these guys have me along.
I have good sense not to do these things.
After refreshments, time was moving along, about
1645 hrs into the day and the sun was setting, so off we went, homeward
bound. We zig and zagged on the lonely roads in a homeward way.
Eventually, arriving, to our finally destination on or about 1800 hrs.
We racked up on or about 170 safe miles. Another day, well spent
with the hearty troops. And a grand time was had by all.
Until the next time, lets be really careful out there.
The rubber side should remain down, and the beautiful plastic side in the
up right position.
AGWA-IL Chapter H