If you haven’t already read my Riding the Hog – Part One, please do so.
While my previous blog about checking off my bucket list….being in a parade…. didn’t require two postings, this event certainly does. It could require three. I am undecided, so we’ll see what we get. Of course, like a good mother duck, I want everyone to stay together and know where we’re going…so please read the first chapter.
The night before my undoubtably titillating Harley ride.. .I had to pack for an overnight. I suck at packing. I mean really, what does one wear for a Harley ride?
– Assless chaps was completely out of the question, so don’t even think it.
– Bikini? Ah no.
– Leather dominatrix outfit? Where the hell am I going to get that? (Well, trust me, I know where to find it just didn’t have the time to get it. Shocking. I know.)
– Shorts? The weather forecast literally said, “hot as Hell.” I have no desire to burn my delicate skin on a leather seat.
– Pink sparkly tutu with confetti gun? Probably not.
– Jeans. I’ll wear jeans.
Then comes the next difficulty. Shoes. Not wearing stilettos, nor hiking boots, not wearing sandals or sneakers.
I’m also short.
How big is this Harley?
Where do you put your feet on a bike?
What if I’m like a cat who climbs a tree but can’t figure out how to get down? I can get on the bike, but can’t get off….because my feet don’t reach?
Seriously, I can’t even be a penguin sanctuary volunteer at the local aquarium because I’m literally not tall enough. Fuck, what size are those penguins?
You can see, this is an issue.
I decide on boots.
Boots. With heels? Without heels?
Knee high boots?
Well hell. When in doubt, take two pairs. With heels and without heels.
Shirt? Easy enough. Since I didn’t have time to find a leather corset, I settled for a black button up tank top. Shows pushed up cleavage….perfect.
Check. Got them in the suitcase.
But wait, cue the monkeys.
Wait for it.
There are always monkeys.
My Biker tells me …. (Note: everyone remains nameless in my blog to protect the innocent or they’re provided with a fake name….safer that way.) advises we will be doing one of two things upon my arrival:
1. Going for a boat ride
2. Taking the bikes down to the biker bar for dinner & dancing.
Well now, either option is exciting. Whoo Hoo!
Here’s the monkey shit:
I only planned for one Harley riding, biker chic, outfit. Great, there’s always a monkey involved. Damn that monkey.
What if it’s cold?
What if it’s hot?
Is the bar inside or out?
What if we don’t?
What if it’s buggy.
What if it’s the boat?
What if it’s too sunny?
I throw in enough clothes that I could’ve outfitted a family of 6. Mind you, they’d have to be a family of little people
I had a selection of jeans, shirts, boots, jackets, tank tops, panties and bras. You needed it, I had it.
Oh what’s that you say? Where’s my bathing suit? I didn’t pack it.
I know, like I know, like I know.
I had no plan to get into the lake. There’s fish. Much different than ocean fish. These are confined fish. They may nip me. They may bump into me. The every so slight adjustment of water current due to their tail swish may get me.
Nope. Not happening.
Ever see anyone actually walk on water? Yeah, well the first time a bass or something bumps me, I’m levitating up and out of that lake and walking across that water like Jesus reclaimed the Earth….immediately.
All along screaming like a banshee on a blind date….to a peanut factory.
I pack up the car and have my little roller suitcase, which was surprisingly light …considering…and another tote with beauty products. Hey. I’m a girlie girl. This is how I roll. Love me, love all my crap.
Luckily the work day was an early release for me.
Thank sweet Jesus, the day flew by faster than a raven looking for a half eaten McDonald’s burger. I had no patience, I wanted to go….go….go….go!
I punch into Waze my destination address, The Terminator starts to direct me. (Usually I go with Elvis, but the way Arnold says “roundabout” makes me laugh, so I’m sticking with him for a bit.) I turn up the volume on my cruisin’ play list and hit the road. Two hours until I reach my destination.
Traffic was a beast. There was even a 5K run with a bunch of colorful runners on the road I had the pleasure of navigating through. Which reminds me, people who run never look happy. Why? If it’s miserable, don’t do it. That’s my theory.
However, I digress. Let’s return to the story at hand.
Leave it to me, I got lost.
Even with The Terminator.
The Terminator, who is my Waze Guide, sent me to the “east” road when I needed the “west.”
Then my Biker called to help me find my way. First question he asks, “where are you?”
Seriously? My bread crumbs ran out a long time ago.
At this point I was in Maine, somewhere between a pine tree and a fuck if I know bush.
I say I just passed the fire department. Of course, who the hell knows what fire department – it was some town’s. My friend advises me to continue down the road and turn right and go to the end – go all the way down to the dirt road, keep going and they’ll be on the right.
I hang up and realize, well…of course, I’m at an intersection.
It’s a dead end T-type intersection — of course. Which way?
It’s a 50 / 50 shot and you know me. Let’s all say it together now, “I went the wrong way.”
Duh. Of course.
News Flash: I lived in a town with only 40 miles of road! LAND LOCKED! …for 18 years. I couldn’t get lost. It’s no wonder I’m having issues with this now.
I make a u-turn and head the other direction. Find the road. Find the dirt road. Find the house.
My Biker is standing in the driveway waiting for me.
First thing: Do I want a drink?
Really, you’re asking me? I was almost eaten by the cannibalistic witch from the Hanzel & Gretel story on my way here as I tried to figure out which way was up! Hell yes, I want a drink. Two…one for each hand.
Second thing: Did you bring your suit? We’re going on the boat.
Well of course not.
Yes, I should have brought my bikini….we’re hanging out on the boat. No really, I honestly didn’t bring a bikini.
I didn’t even bring a tankini.
Nor did I pack a one piece.
No full bottom betty.
No skirted bottom.
Not even swim shorts!
Nope, no diving suit for that matter.
Not even a 1910’s full body suit.
And my birthday suit is out of the question – it’s being dry cleaned and I’m not drunk.
I’m okay with that. It’s early evening and it’s going to get cooler as time marches on. It’ll be fine.
We jump into the pontoon and I make some fast friends.
Beer in hand.
Wow, this is so relaxing.
Arrive to the far end of the lake and everyone piles out. Heading to a friend’s house for sandwiches.
Okay, where are we going?
Up to the campground.
In a pick up truck.
12 of us.
Okay maybe 6 of us.
Before I know it, the small person (ME) was voted to sit in a lap in the front seat.
You want me where?
Thank you sweet Jesus …. it was my Biker’s lap.
Here’s an anomaly about me.
I’m not a touchy, feely kind of person.
Hugs? Oy. I’d rather go to the dentist.
Now I’m having to hoist myself into the cab of a pick up and climb into a lap.
Okay, it’s part of the adventure.
Sign me up. I’ll do it.
Watch the head.
NO! MY HEAD….thank you.
A short jaunt later, we pile out and enjoy some adult beverages.
Pet the pets….two adorable dogs.
Then…it’s time to pick up said sandwiches.
And guess what?
They’re going in a golf cart!
Not any type of golf cart, this is a 4WD, off road, golf cart.
Oh, I have to go do this.
Of course, I pick the back seat.
And we’re off like a greyhound chasing a rabbit.
Through the dale.
Around the corner.
Passing through the field.
To the sandwich shop we go.
As we drive through the field….they advise me it’s a topless area.
Well, why didn’t you tell me?
Let me fix that.
One moment….as I prepare to take my top off.
Fear not my furry friends – my shirt stayed on.
I mean really.
In that wind, my boobs are so small you would miss them in the breeze. They’d be introverted in a heart beat and nobody wants to see that chaos. Going from oranges to tic tacs — never ideal.
Should we have been pulled over by the cops, however, I’d have whipped the shirt off.
Just saying. Don’t want us to get a ticket.
After dinner, we jumped back into the truck and headed back to the lake.
The sun is starting to set.
Stars are coming out.
We kick back.
Listen to music.
Watch for shooting stars.
Watch for satellites – my new favorite search and seek.
Looked at the Milky Way —- in the S K Y. Thank you.
Picked up more friends.
And enjoyed the night.
Back to the shore about midnight and time to sleep…..it’s a big, big, big day ahead!
Stay tuned for The Final Chapter.