God blessed us with a beautiful Easter day, so after doing some chores around the house this morning, Louie gassed up and washed our Goldwing so we could go for our first motorcycle ride of the season. We didn’t plan on going very far, but the day was just so beautiful that we just kept riding. The temperature got up to 68* with the sun, and although as the day got older it got a bit more windy, it was a beautiful day for a bike ride.
We left home in Maquoketa and headed north, then crossed over onto Esgate road. We turned right and crossed Teter’s Bridge on E17, then crossed Hwy 61 and rode over to Andrew Iowa. From Andrew, we turned and rode to Springbrook, then to Bellevue. By that time, we were both ready for a potty stop, so we rode up the steep and windy road to the top of Bellevue State Park.
After we left the park, we decided it was nice enough to take a longer ride, so we rode from Bellevue to Dubuque, deciding to head across Hwy 151, which always seems like it never ends, but there was a lot to see. So many beautiful homes. We stopped again in Monticello for a potty stop and to get some water, then got back on 151 and headed for Anamosa. We turned on County Road x40 and rode into Mechanicsville, then headed back East on Hwy 30, turning onto Hwy 38 to Olin, then E45 to Hale Village, X75 to Wyoming Iowa, then Hwy 64 back to Maquoketa and home. We rode about 158 miles.
Thank you God for the gift of life and salvation, and for a beautiful day in which to celebrate.