About two weeks ago my wife and I were having dinner with our close friend Tuyen. Somehow the conversation turned to the Arizona Renaissance Festival, how we had gone to past shows and really enjoyed it. Turns out Tuyen had never been! Right away I'm thinking motorcycle road trip. The show usually runs from mid-February to late March. So we had a large window of opportunity, but I wanted to go earlier rather then later. You risk running into some hot weather in March. We finally settled on the 19th, which was last Sunday. Tuyen decided he'd bring his son, Nicholas, which meant they'd drive up in their car. The wife and I would take the Bonnie. The beauty of this plan is that Nicholas could take some action shots of the wife and I driving down the road. Woohoo!
So last Sunday morning Tuyen and Nicholas arrived around 9:30am and after a staged photo op, we were off!
The Arizona Renaissance Festival is held every year just to the southeast of Apache Junction, which is the same as saying it's to the southeast of Phoenix. We decided to take the Pinal Pioneer Parkway (Hwy 79) up to Highway 60. Roughly 90 miles one way. It would be the longest trip they wife and I have taken together on the bike.
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Nicholas did a great job taking pictures while his dad drove around us. This is the first time the wife and I get to see what we look like going down the road.
Woah! Pace yourselves. Maybe take a breather before you watch the next one:)
And the miles quickly passed by. I always find the "going there" portion of the trip seems to speed by. While the "coming back" portion of the trip always takes longer. I think it's because of anticipation of the destination.
One Ring. Something about bringing Sauron back into the world. We left before the hobbits showed up.
Stay tuned! more to come.