4th of July Shenanigans

I hope this finds you all coming off a good weekend of celebrating our Nation’s Independence with family and friends.


Independence Day

We had a great one around here!

Thursday night the hubs and I rode down to Malvern, Iowa for dinner at the Classic Cafe.

Beautiful evenings for a ride!


Harley Sunset

 I love riding at sundown.  So peaceful and relaxing. 


Friday we packed up the trailer and headed down to New Market, Iowa for the 4th of July parade.   It’s been years since we’ve celebrated the 4th in Iowa, so we were pretty pumped to get back!




Clint’s trailer is definitely a looker, eh?  He created this baby in 2008.  I thought it would fall apart.  Maybe I was hoping it would fall apart???  6 years later, two hauls to Sturgis, one haul to Milwaukee and multiple hauls around Iowa and Nebraska and this thing is showing no signs of slowing down.   The stupid thing has actually grown on me.

It is so Clint.


4th of July 2014

An obligatory selfie before hitting the road.

First stop: New Market for the parade!  Kyle usually rides his horse in the parade, however, this year he drove his grandpa’s tractor.  He was pretty stoked about that.

John Deere

After the parade we stopped to stock up on some beers.

What to do when they don’t all fit in your saddlebags?   Strap ’em to the top of the trailer of course!


Next stop: a friends house for afternoon shenanigans including but not limited to:


moonshine ↓



Gravel travels ↓



Canon Balls ↓

Canon Balls


Bullshitting ↓






Photo Attempts (impossible with these two)



RZR riding


Backseat selfies on the way to fireworks



Back Road Firework Waiting


We had a great Friday night, celebrating with multiple friends.

Saturday morning got off to a slow start due to storms rolling through.  We just camped out at Kayla and Jade’s until around lunchtime before heading out on the bikes back to Omaha.   The ride was an interesting one, to say the least.  50 buzzards, road kill galore, cold, hot and rain.   I was happy to get home!

Saturday night we  spent the evening doing some front porch drinking and cuddling cute kids at our friends Sara and Troy’s house.   Nice, relaxing evening with good friends.


Clint caught me taking the pic, so a stupid face was what he chose.  And you are darn right I’m going to use it.  🙂


Lil Miss Kaeleen.  What a dolly.

Kae is now a BIG sister!  Baby sister Ady was born two weeks ago at 5 weeks early and is doing so great.  She is such a little peanut.  No pics this time.  Maybe soon. 🙂

Sunday was pretty typical- laundry, book reading, gym time, basement work, meal preps…

and the Monday dread.


Cheers, friends!

5 thoughts on “4th of July Shenanigans

  1. LOVE the Classic Cafe in Malvern!

  2. Ok just when I thought I had a great 4th, you go and show me up! Looks like you guys had a blast this weekend! Oh and I have to say I love the term “gravel travels”…we were just lame growing up and called it road tripping…although I’m sure it was just as fun! =)

  3. […] Tuesday, July 1st –  Back to dentist to permanently fill the tiny whole made from root canal.  Still a little swollen and sore, but feeling a lot better.  Was able to really enjoy the 4th of July. […]

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