Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bikers in Bama

 Look but don't touch, this little guy was inhabiting our campsite before us!
 This was the least embarrassing of the selfies we took that night by the fire!
 This little dude was pretty cool except when he jumped ON me, then my natural reaction was to sweep him off and where did he land but on my mom!

Then mom tried to grab him and he jumped onto dads cup! 
 Finally he settled in the leaves on the ground, as photogenic as ever!
 The koi were huge and the biggest left a wake every where he swam, He was basically the great white from JAWS!
 Remember that eclipse from earlier this month?
This is me missing it by a day... :(
 I love this random picture because I think it shows just how hot and bright it gets in south Alabama.
 Wild flowers right off of the trail!
 So the entire reason for our road trip is due to a huge motorcycle event at Barber motor sports park.
These fellow campers were here for the same reason!
The man in the black built this fully electric motorcycle from the ground up!
 He even did the custom paint job! ;)
 This was the first bike he built with a diesel engine.
 And that is part of a welcome mat, too perfect!

 Enjoying the races!

 Mom's handy work!
 We picked the perfect time to be staying at the state park!
This took place a few minutes drive away from our campsite and was oh so fun!
 All of the vendors were so sweet and I wanted that hat!

 Just so you know I'm standing on my  toes in this picture!
These were two Football players that both played for Alabama and the one on the right, Bob Baumhauer, later played for the Miami Dolphins.
I'm not the biggest football fan but they were very sweet! 
 This dog looked like a smaller version of diesel and his eyes! @_@
 This is steeper than it looks and we practically ran down it! 
I was half expecting to crack my knee open at any moment!
 Hiking to the "Waterfall" looking like a very awkward very pale gorilla.
 The workout was worth it and the fun time racing down the mountain but I think we sweat more than that waterfalls flow! 
 Mom Above us when we told them not to worry about coming the rest of the way down!
 ...That is the waterfall, that little trickle of H2O behind colton who tore his feet up after not wearing tennis shoes on the hike!
 Chase being epic.
 Chase threw a rock and hit me in the leg so to make up for it he carried my camera bag back up the mountain for me! 
I was grateful because the hike up is always harder than the hike down!
And yes we were "glistening" from the effort! 
 The view.

 These guys had there style all figured out and I am not embarrassed to ask random people to let me photograph them! ;)
This guy was just a cool dude with great personal style in a devil may care sort of way!
People like this are the ones I really think of when someone says "I woke up like this."
You know me, picking up guys everywhere I go!
 The Triumph tent is always one of my favorites, Seriously, this bike has a picnic blanket!!!
 My family minus myself and Megan, Megan didn't come and someone has to take the picture!
 So I took one with my invisible family!
 But then Colton and Chase took pity and jumped in!
 On our way home the boys went the right way and Mom, Dad and I got a little bit lost...
So we went to another park where they used to make Iron and learned a lot of interesting things!
I like history, like a lot... Nerd alert!  
 The creek that powered the huge hammers was beautiful and people were swimming in a little area upstream.
And this is where the magic happened! It was bombed during the civil war but this is the best intact iron forge in the south from that time!
 And then we all made it home and slept like crazy!

I hope you enjoyed our little adventure!!!
Piper Arielle

Photos by everyone at some point in the trip!

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