Thursday, April 30, 2009

A VISIT TO HARLEY DAVIDSON'S MUSEUM

FROM "FAIRIES AND FANTASY" TO HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYLES!

A VISIT TO HARLEY DAVIDSON'S MUSEUM

Today, my husband, brother-in-law and myself paid a visit to the HARLEY DAVIDSON MUSEUM. I was looking forward to seeing the changes that have been made to this area in downtown Milwaukee, (as we haven't been there for many years), but of course, Wisconsin's weather was at it again! It was pouring rain when we arrived at the museum's entrance this morning, so I only got a quick shot of the bronze statue above, which is at the entrance to the museum.

I've lived in the Milwaukee area all of my life, and have also been in love with motorcyles, and the freedom one experiences when flying down the road on one. Actually, that is how my husband and I met some 50 years ago. We've had a motorcycle ever since, and my husband worked for Harley Davidson for close to 40 years...in the shop, than as a high-speed test rider, and later as an A Mechanic.

It was fun seeing all the different models created throughout the years.
Below is the first Harley created in 1903.


The photos below will show you some of the motorcyles that are on display throughout the museum.

Me on an old Harley with a side car!

I'm not quite as old as the Harley!








That is one LONG motorcycle!!

Closeup of the seats




These are just a very few of the photos I took today! If anyone is interested in learning more about the HARLEY DAVIDSON MUSEUM, click on the link below to visit their web site.

HARLEY DAVIDSON MUSEUM

Now if our Wisconsin weather ever gets nice....we may get to go for a ride on our Harley!!

7 comments:

maninthemoonherbs said...

Thanks for sharing your day! I too met my husband over a Harley! Until he retired a couple of years ago he had a shop specializing in "American made motorcycles". He had been in the business almost 40 years himself- second generation! It's a close knit, caring, generous community that I'm proud to be a part of. : )

DZFANTASY said...

Thanks for your comment maninthemoonherbs...Yes, Harley's have played a big part in our lives! To me, being on a Harley is the next best thing to being able to "fly"!

Melissa said...

Looks like alot of fun! I actually haven't been to the museum yet. We might just have to do that one of these days!

The Muse said...

You are BEAUTIFUL!:)

My husband is drooling...I think it is over the bikes... (I think)...LOL

DZFANTASY said...

Muse....thanks for your comment! You are such fun!

Hugs,
Donna

Elaine said...

You go Motorcycle Mama! :-)

Glad you had such fun.

By the way, I just noticed that the word verification letters were: whoom
Seems appropriate.

For some reason, when I entered them, I must have made a mistake and now the new one is: joyme

Too funny

ennadoolf said...

Thanks for this post - I loved reading it and seeing the photos. It would be great to visit the museum some day.