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Old 04-28-2010, 06:20 AM   #54
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I know it's a bit long... But it's mostly Photos..

A run to TX for the best BBQ Brisket…And The Gathering of Fools….
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The first big ride of the year after a a really bad winter ..

We headed out of VA. @ 630 am...Wed morning, Not the earliest but a good time..

I love early morning riding …

Our neighbors met up with us down the road….

It looked to be a grand day..
It was early evening when we made it to Hattiesburg, MS just about 700 miles ..
We all where getting hungry for supper, so we grabbed a bite then the rains came..
So we had already stopped why not just get a room for the night…We all agreed…

Thursday morning looked great… Bit windy but blue skies…

Timed it just right thru Baton Rouge … I couldn’t believe how full the Bayou was this time..

It really looked different then last year….
The winds really picked up by Winnie as we picked up 124/87 The Beach…
Heading to the Bolivar Free Ferry… I was really amazed just how much they have cleaned up ,and with the rebuilding progress..
That area was hit by Hurricane Ike…Total devastation …
They have come a long way since last year , really good progress they now have fuel …
We had a bit of a wait for the ferry about a half hour… Not to bad we just made it before rush hour..

I really get a kick from all the sea birds…


The Gulf and The Bay had a good deal of white caps..

The last year it was calm.. So this was a blast for me… Salt spray was great…

Just glad the Valks don’t get that all the time…


Ah made it to Friendswood TX… For the Gathering Of Fools BBQ….

Time to sit a talk about the ride to TX..

I found this little fella..

Then I saw this .. Hey I can reach the ground !!


Friday was hey lets check out downtown Galveston, and ride on the beach…



Our little group stopped at Benno's Seafood for dinner time..

I had the best Mudbugs.. I have ever ate…

They were so big even the claws had meat…

After that we all went to the beach…
Now watching big Valks go through a deep drifts of sand was a blast…

Most were game to get there bikes on the beach…

Nothing like a CatHerders on the Beach

After all that fun it was back to the gathering for Gumbo and drinks and tire kicking…


Saturday HotGlue had the cooker going early already…


Time to go check out Brazos Bend State Park to see some Gators..

Warning signs all over the place…

To bad these folks didn’t heed the warnings; they are now gator poo!!

Oh wow did we see Gators and a lot of them !!


Even saw some little RedEars(Turtles) Keeping away from the Gators..

They have some cool boardwalks too..


Very cool…I do recommend checking out the Park they have camping too..

Back to GOTF for Supper and the big shindig…

Here Have some...

This year the Charity was The Lions Club Kids Camp. If I can recall a total of $ 3,400 was raised…

Don's plate sure was Full..

My plate was SeaTrout and a side Plus some of the best Whiskey Psst it's home made


Sunday was just a hang out and relax, do laundry and pack up..
Did get to meet a fellow Inmate !

I think his name is Rick , But he does have this Motocampers.com site…

It was great that he could get away for the weekend..

Ok so we all stayed up kind of late…

No biggy, after all sleep is over rated..

Monday morning ...
Our Host woke up at 5 am to see us off…

It must have been a bit early for Mark ,He did a morning Jig for us ..

My Black Valk hit a milestone..On the way home..

It rolled over a 100k.. It's like having a NEW bike !

We hit a few light showers on Monday.. Nothing bad..
Even took this cool shop of 3 abreast..

We stopped for the night on the south side of Birmingham, AL..

On Tuesday morning it look like it was going to be nice..
But once we hit the road for about an hour the rains came and NEVER left..
That made the last 400+ miles in rain all the way….
It was a bit chilly had the Gerbings liner and gloves going ..
Ah heat …

It was a great week and a wonderful ride , even with the rain….
Here's a link to the rest of the weeks Photos...Enjoy...
The week of photos, many more
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