HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Or is it HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I get confused about that one. Do we call it an anniversary because it's been a full year since I started the Glider Rider, or is it a birthday, because this is the day the Glider Rider was born. I'm so confused! All I know, is I feel like I've come a long way since this time last year. Looking back at the beginning of my blogging adventure, it's kind of like looking back at your High School Yearbook and thinking, "Ewww, why did I do that?", or "What was I thinking?"
My friend, Terribly Shy, initially perked my interest in blogging. She knows how animated I can get with my story telling, and told me I should start blogging my experiences. After looking at a few other blogs, I decided this would be fun. So with a little bit of imagination and my gift of gab, I created the Glider Rider and I write as Lady Ridesalot.
I never thought I would have as much fun, or meet (via the web) so many other nice folks, as I have this past year through my blog. I feel like we bloggers have formed a family community of sorts, that only we can appreciate and understand. I'm sure I'm not the only blogger who've had others question our sanity when they discover our passion for writing and sharing. We've all said before, how our family and friends don't always understand what is so fascinating about blogging. I liken it to the statement that Harley Davidson puts out... "If I have to explain... you wouldn't understand!"
A YEAR IN REVIEW
If your new to reading the Glider Rider, I thought I would highlight some of my more interesting rides throughout this past year. These stuck out as some of my favorites:
IS THE DOCTOR IN?
SWEET HOME ALABAMA
KAWLIGA & THE LOST HIGHWAY
HORSHOE BEND - MY TARA
KUDZU AND THE SMELL OF RAIN
NANTAHALA NATIONAL FOREST
HELLBENDER 28 AND THE TAIL OF THE DRAGON
SENIC 360 AND CHEROHALA SKYWAY
THE SMOKEY MOUNTAINS AND CADE'S COVE
DANCES WITH LEAVES
Geeze! I didn't realize I had so many favorites!
I also started doing a PIC OF THE WEEK in April. I thought I would re-post a couple of my favorites pics and let you all vote for which one you thought the was best pic for 2008. If you remember one that's not posted here, let me know and I will include it in the voting. Ready?
1. ONE COOL CAT
2. LONG ARM OF THE LAW
3. FUNNIEST BATHING SUIT EVER
4. CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR!
5. RIDING THE SMOKEYS
6. PAINTED DESERT IN ARIZONA
7. OH MY! WHAT BEAUTIFUL MILEAGE YOU HAVE
8. DRUNK PUMPKINS!
9. SOUTHERN COMFORT
And last, but not least...
10. HOW'S YOUR CEREAL THIS MORNING!
I put a voting poll in the sidebar so you can place your votes for the one you think deserves the title of "Best Pic of the Week for 2008".
I want to thank everyone who stops by to read my little drivel. It has always been my pleasure to share my motoring experiences, places I've been, and just life's happenings. I feel like I've become a part of a big extended family through blogging, and meeting new friends has been a definite plus in my book. I hope 2009 is good to all of us, and let's pray for a better New Year!
I guess I'll close this post so I can go and do what we all like to blog about the most... riding! Harley and I are getting ready to take off and put some miles on our Glides. Today is sunny and it's 68 degrees right now, with a promise of reaching 75 today. I can't think of a better way to celebrate the Glider Rider's Anniversary or Birthday, or whatever you want to call it. Ride safe and ride on!