That's Dad. He was a handsome guy, but whenever he was going to have his photo taken, he put on his Picture Face, which he's wearing in this blurry old scanned photo. Golf was his game, after he quit playing baseball. He'd have been a professional at baseball if it hadn't been for WWII. As it was, he was shortstop and manager for a Pacific Coast League team, and he batted clean-up.
The next bike he loaded up was the 250 Ninja. It's extremely reliable, nimble, easy, light, and amazingly fast. (He says that about everything). I failed to get a photo before he unpacked it and put everything on the 750Four Honda. Can you see the Ninja in the background? It's the one with all the graphic design and more current stylings. Here's the Honda all ready to go. He left yesterday and went up to Goldendale, Washington and met his friends from Seattle. I'm not sure what all they were riding. He took the camera, so maybe I'll see photos.
I was out watering the turtle this morning, when I thought I heard thunder. These days, lots of things make noise that sounds like thunder. I looked around for neighbors moving their yard scrap recycle barrels. Those are usually the cause of the sound-like-thunder. There were some solid grey clouds to the southwest, but my view of the sky is blocked by gables.
A neighbor came over looking for HH, and I asked him if he'd seen any lightning. He said "No, but I heard it." Ha! Well, the sound like thunder kept up, and rumbled on in that rolling way it sometimes has, and the clouds got darker, so I decided to start winding up the hose. Just about the time I was done, it began to pour, and I even caught a glimpse of a flash, and that crack was LOUD. My back is still wet from moving a planter that doesn't drain in under the eaves.
There's something so exciting about thunder and lightning. I guess it's because it's so dangerous. I came in here and looked up all the places HH was on the weather map, and I think he's clear. He should be home tonight, so we can have fun with Daughter tomorrow. Don't think I'll plan a picnic.