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Oct 19 2013

The End of Fall

It’s been a gray, chilly day. The seasons are moving from comfortable, cool autumn ever closer to the harsh winter freeze that I dislike so much. During our morning shift we clinic escorts discussed the upcoming need for layering and long johns. This afternoon the Hubby and I gathered up motorcycle gear and engine stabilizer and prepared to move the bike to its winter home in Mounds View, Minnesota – approximately 12 miles by highway from Minneapolis – where it will stay for the next six or seven months until spring rolls around again. We had barely begun our trip when the sky let loose with a torrent of frozen hail and rain. I was driving the truck behind a heavily bundled-up Hubby, mentally calling to him “Don’t get on the highway. Please don’t get on the highway.” At the last minute he veered right onto the frontage road rather than left onto the entrance ramp. Phew – mission aborted.

Here we go again: another winter.

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    Larry Carter Center

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    Larry Carter Center

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    laurie

    I was driving that day in the same storm system. At the time, I remember thinking “I’m really glad I’m not on a motorcycle”.

  4. 4
    coragyps

    Whatchu mean, gal?? Fall is just barely starting here in the Great American Desert!

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    Trebuchet

    It took me a minute to realize that husband was ON said motorcycle. Sounds like a good decision on his part.

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    thegamerskeptic

    This year was cruel to Minnesotans. We had no Spring and we had no Fall. We had winter until about the end of May, then summer started. We had summer until the middle of October, then winter started. At most, we had two weeks of spring and two weeks of autumn. I had to wait almost an entire month before my raspberries started showing up!

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