Jim and Lorraine Partridge from Fruitvale were there and he is our Canadian liason. Huey, Dennis and Les from California were doing the preride so they could get all the situations that may arise ironed out. I was delighted to learn that I had met Huey at Agua Caliente on Jan 1. We had a great meeting and Peter and I now feel we know what our duties will be come Sept long weekend when the riders will be finishing there. Here are a couple of pictures of the beautiful resort.
The next day we met at 10:00 with the committee and the resort people to finalize some of the set ups and what would be required and then I headed out. Peter stayed another day in Nelson and I guess he had a wet ride home. I however had a beautiful ride south and stopped just before the border to take these pictures of the Salmo River.
I carried on down to Spokane and then East on I 90. I encountered some rain showers after the summit of The Fourth of July Pass and then again as I rode into Missoula it was raining and thundering and lightening so I went straight to The Brooks Street Motor Inn for the night. There were several bikes there as there was also some kind of British Bike thing going on( but I am afraid not my kind of do) as the bunch I met seemed to be pretty heavy drinkers. I called Betty to let her know I made it and she picked me up the next morning to walk in the walk for Cystic Fibrosis.
This is Betty and her greatgrandson Micah who has Cystic Fibrosis. With the help of others Betty and I made the helium balloon arch. When it was over I went back to the hotel and picked up the bike, Went to Big Sky BMW to pick up the manual for my new bike and then headed over to Jim Iversen's for the campout. I had to give them a bad time...I was told it was a MOTORCYCLE CAMPOUT and for the longest time I was the only one there with a motorcycle and a tent. Most came in their motorhomes or went home after dinner. The dinner was excellent.
The following day Art, Betty and I went to Paradise Falls for breakfast and then Art and I rode together to Columbia Falls and had a bite to eat and I traveled on home and Art back to Missoula.
I texted from Sparwood to ask if it was raining but Mac said not yet but he had heard thunder. I carried on and never did run into any rain. Maybe he just farted??? HAHA. I guess they did get a downpour but I managed to evade it. So once again I am home for a little while. We will see what the next adventure brings.