Resting Days: Pregnancy Salad; New Baby; Bike Problems; Bike Miles -114,920.


The day after Big Red and I arrived in Los Angeles, I went with my daughter out to lunch. She wanted to go to this restaurant on Tujunga that was renowned for their special salad. I know that doesn’t sound like much but this salad, and particularly the dressing, was supposed to induce labor in pregnant women. When the waiter saw my daughter in her condition, he said: “You’ll be wanting the salad.” Indeed, on the menu it was listed as “The Salad”. After a while four more pregnant women walked into their place, all quite ready for “The Salad”.

A small journal was passed around where people had recorded their thoughts. One guy wrote about driving two hours to get this salad and that: “I want the baby out of her!” All in good fun.

Five hours later my daughter’s contractions began and less than 24 hours later she had delivered – Henry Arthur… Here’s a picture of me and the young whippersnapper!

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Meanwhile, heroic Big Red’s battery finally bit the dust. I had been having problems with the battery before I took off on the trip – not so much just the battery but the charging system. I had to jump start her twice since I’d gotten to LA. Today, after she failed to start, I had to get her towed over to the Harley dealer in Glendale. I’m at a Starbucks down the street, right now as I write. Hopefully, the bill won’t be too much.

Big Red and I both have still a few miles to travel left in us yet.

2 thoughts on “Resting Days: Pregnancy Salad; New Baby; Bike Problems; Bike Miles -114,920.

  1. Congratulations! Looks like a lot of very hard miles were wiped away in that last picture.
    “Hopefully the bill won’t be too much.” – For the coffee, the battery, or the baby? LOL

  2. Congratulations on entering grandparenthood! (Is that a word?) I hear it’s great. Big Red is closing in on 115K miles. How many miles are on your odometer? Hopefully, your charging system is working well. If not, head over to the shop and get It fixed!

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