Around this time last year you probably remember me sharing my story about how I took the Riding Academy New Rider Course at House of Harley-Davidson on Layton and that I didn't pass initially. I took this course with my friend Shannen and it was about four days long and neither of us passed right away. We were both super bummed of course but it ended up working out for the better as the instructor Greg set-up another date for us to practice more and retake the road test. We did end up passing that time and we were definitely super excited. With the road test portion out of the way it was time to take the written exam. Long story short we ended up not taking the written exam until like a year later. We kept talking about how we needed to do it but we're just so busy it was hard to find a time that worked for us both, etc. Luckily there was Greg our instructor in the back of our minds telling us to not delay because it expires after year! Good thing that voice popped into our head one day in the middle of July and we headed to the DMV to take the written exam. Not before lots of studying though! I spent some time going back over my notes, taking lots of practice exams and told myself this time I wouldn't fall apart when it came to the exam portion. I'm happy to report I passed on the first try and can now legally drive a motorcycle! I'm super proud of myself and excited for Shannen and I. I certainly won't be getting rid of my Jeep anytime soon but it's awesome knowing I can drive a motorcycle! If you want to know how the riding course went for me last year you can read all about it here.
I bet I can find something at Winkie's Hallmark & Gifts to celebrate me getting my motorcycle license! Their store is full of fun gifts that are great for any moment in your lift. They've also got rows and rows of cards for every single occasion. Some you don't even think of until you need a card for it. When that happens head to Winkie's Hallmark & Gifts in Whitefish Bay. Even if you need something but you're just not sure what to get, the staff is so friendly and helpful. They're a third generation family run business so it's obvious how much they care about their customers and want them to have a great experience. I'm a trustworthy person so you can definitely take my word for all this but I think it would better if you really see it all for yourself. It will be way more fun that way! Winkie's Hallmark & Gifts is located at the corner of Silver Spring and Lake Drive in Whitefish Bay.