Sunday, March 21, 2021

Dancing and riding...

Noooooo, I'm not dancing! 

My Grand-daughters are into dancing. Every year for several years they have been going to St George in March for a dance competition....this year is no different other than I went with them this year. Well.....when I say I went with them I mean I rode down and then rode around the area while they were dancing.

SR 14 near Cedar City...brrrrr!


The Incredibly beautiful Zion National Park

More Zion NP


Somewhere east of St George....a license plate pole!


And are there really ZOMBIES in Southern Utah??????

On my way home, about 50 miles out of Delta the weather got very ugly. By the time I reached Delta I was cold....nothing I haven't been through before, but it was a cold wet day.

So I pulled into the Maverick gas station on the east side of town and I had just finished fueling when a woman approached me and asked with obvious concern, "Are you alright?"
I assured her I was fine, then she said, "Here you take these" and she held out two packages of handwarmers!
I told her I really was 'ok' but she insisted, so I took them, we chatted for a brief minute and she left.

I then pulled the bike up to the store curb and went inside to get a cuppa and a burrito. Standing outside I had scarcely finished my burrito when I heard a male voice say, "Here Sir, these will help you out".  I turned my head and a 30 something guy was holding out two packages of handwarmers!
Again, I assured the man that I was in good shape with electric gear etc. He made certain I was ok, then he said, "have a safe trip" and then left.

I might have been shivering a little bit, but at least my heart was very warm due to the kindness of those two Strangers!

And I WAS cold and it WAS snowing hard enough that I got a room in Delta and rode home the next day in better weather......30 degrees, but at least it wasn't snowing!

4 comments:

Chiller said...

That was certainly kind of them. Especially in this day and age. Beautiful area you are riding in, but riding in snow is not for me.
Cheers
Steve

Ken said...

Thanks Steve for dropping in. I agree the kindness of those two strangers was very haartwarming!

InvictaMoto said...

Really kind of them to make such an offer. Even if you are feeling miserable after a cold and wet ride, the kindness of others brings a warmth.

I had a similar experience some years ago in Germany. I was really cold and my heated grips were barely taking the edge off the near frostbite and a guy that communicated by signs, neither of us spoke the others language, he gave me a huge cup of hot coffee. My fingers stung like crazy but the coffee was good.

RAOK! Randon Act of Kindness.

Ken said...

Invicta- isn't it amazing how kind some people can be! Thanks for sharing your story.