I arrived Friday and got my tent situated before dinner. Unfortunately dinner was very disorganized and we waited in line for an hour and the meal was A piece of BBQ chicken, Reesers potato salad and beans. It was sufficient and I felt sorry for the caterers as they seemed so unprepared. They had a live band on Sat night but many just sat in their little groups and visited. Turk..my friend from Borrego Springs was camped next to me and Bob Bivalet from Orcas Island was there. As well as Duncan from Salmon Arm. Doug and Marlene Nault who used to live in Calgary and now hale from Crawford Bay were there also. El and her husband who were at the Lunatic Fringe Rally from Colorado were also there. What a diverse bunch and what an interesting time. When you arrive you have to sign up if you think you are eligible for any awards.
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
On Sunday July 17 I headed out early for Rathdrum, Idaho where I was to meet up with friends and continue on to John Day the next day. Billie and Dave welcomed everyone and had a great BBQ that evening. Everyone pitched in and we had a wonderful time. The next morning we met our fearless leader Scotty 84 years young at a restaurant in Post Falls Idaho. There were 9 motorcycles in all with 6 being bikes and sidecars. We traveled south without mishap except Scotty made a wrong turn in the Tri Cities area which is not hard to do and we all had a much welcomed rest in a park along the river. Ann Odell said once we left Rathdrum it would be baldheaded prairie all the way...Except once we turned off the Interstate on 395 we went over 5 mountain pases with twists and turns galore...Some bald headed prairie!
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Friday July11 Packed and starting out for the Lunatic Fringe Rally at the Beaupre Community Hall west of Cochrane. Who will be there? What new friends will I meet and what old friends will I become reacquainted with?