Got up to about an inch of snow covering all the grass areas of the property, the driveway and roads were pretty much clear but the temperature was 14 degrees. Donna got to sleep in and then she started baking, she made a sheet cake for her bosses surprise 50th birthday party at the restaurant tonight and two trays of brownies.
The bottom picture is the small one she made for Andy & Samantha to share, I naturally don't get any because of my diabetes.
Yesterday I said I might look in the vault to see if there was something worth showing, since you all know Rigg's and his training to do tricks I have a blast from the past to show who the real dog trainer in the family always has been.
Donna in 1982 with our German Shepherd Heidi, Heidi could leap from a sitting position almost 8 feet so we had to watch she didn't hit the ceiling as it was a little over 9feet.
Next I'll go back to 1967 for an action shot of a young man that was swept out to sea about 4 miles off the coast of Barneget NJ. He was on an inflatable raft when a sudden wind and riptide got a hold of him, we had two helicopters on the weekend SAR watch at NAS Lakehurst and this was taken from one as the other made the pickup.
Off the NJ coast in 1967.
If you look you will see a smoke dropped in the water to give us the direction of the wind so we could hover into the wind.
This next couple is for my motorcycle buddies out there, this was when Harleys were still affordable to the working class, the 1980 FLT cost me $4500 in 1980 and the 1978 Police bike set the city back about $3000. Imagine what the prices are today.
Sam & Donna in 1982.
1978 Harley FLH Police bike, in 1982.
Same Bike as above with the FLHT front end.
This is my 1980 FLT, when it had the FLHT windshield and lights on for sport riding without the full fairing. I kind of liked it better like this and only used the fairing on cross country trips, it took about an hour to switch back and forth.
What was kind of weird was the FLT was not set up as a police special but was capable of over 100mph. The Police bike on the other hand was a police special and had a top speed of 90mph.
Okay there's your helicopter and bike fix for today. I have to say I am truly grateful to have had the experiences I have had in life between the Navy, the PD, Motorcycling, and all of our dogs. Remember the movie, It's a Wonderful Life. That's really true and you can still have a lot of fun with the companions and friends you meet out there in RV land.
Hope your weekend is going fine, It is quite here, Adam ,Nicky & Chris didn't come over, so maybe next week, I think the dogs and the girls needed a break this weekend, so far today nobody's cut my legs off with a sword. Boy do I miss that.
Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.