I have never been to Monkey's Eyebrow, KY. But my friend, Julie sent me a t-shirt.
Here is my 2009 Suzuki Boulevard S40, commonly called the "Savage." I bought it about two years ago and it is my first motorcycle. My son, Seth, rides with me occasionally. In town it gets about 56 - 59 miles a gallon and on the highway it usually hits about 63. For a first bike or an "around town" cruiser I highly recommend it. When I first got it I had the dream of taking it from Alamogordo to St. Louis. I have since reconsidered this as that would definitely be a hard ride. I may be taking it to Tombstone AZ near the end of July. My brother is planning on going with me on his Suzuki as well.
There is definitely a sense of freedom on a bike. No one can truly understand the man who puts wheels on his heels until they take their first ride. The motorcycle has become a part of American culture. All kinds of people are bikers...from the big tough guy in the leather vest to the grandmother next door. It's a common bond, a connection if you will between people. The first time I took this bike to the gas station - just to get a bag of ice, I ran into a man named Roger Felker and several of his friends. I think they could tell I was a newbie. They invited me to go on a ride with them and I took them up on the offer some weeks later. It was beautiful. If you don't have a bike...get one. It may not be for everyone but if you even think it might be for you it probably is. It's a wonderful American experience. It's a temporary escape from worries, troubles, and stress. It's a journey into the world you live in.
One of my early reasons for becoming a police officer and later a police chief was without a doubt Jack Lord who played Steve McGarrett in the original CBS television series Hawaii Five-0. The show began in 1968 and continued for 12 years. From what I understand Jack Lord owned half the show and it made him very very wealthy.
The character he played, Steve McGarrett was the relentless, upright and honest head of the fictitious Hawaiian State Police unit called "Five-0"- which later became the urban alert and message for "flush it now - the cops are here!" I remember hearing the call of "Five-0" often when I walked into the wing of a housing unit back in my days of being a correctional officer.
I recently came across this check and was able to acquire it. It was made out to Wang Chong and on the back it is stamped "Chong Dry Cleaning" It was written on February 23, 1962, six years before Hawaii Five-0! It now resides in Studio 312!