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this weeks edition:
A better week…
I don’t know if it the sun or what, but last week was definitely the best week we have had for a while. We managed to conquer most of the issues that the high water presented. In fact Jeanine and I even managed to sneak off for the weekend.
After work Friday, we met up with our friends Bob and Diane Smith from Spencer and Tom Hunt to head north on motorcycles. Our ultimate destination was the Mountainfest motorcycle rally, but as has been our practice in recent years, we detoured through Bridgeport to take advantage of our friends Doug and Becky’s hospitality.
As is also our practice, we took mostly back road and with the weather, enjoyed a beautiful ride. Once we settled in for the evening, we enjoyed a great meal, courtesy of Doug and Becky before retiring rather early.
Son Jamie and his wife Ashley arrived about 11 a.m. just before we set out for the venue. We arrived at Mylan Park after another nice ride through the back country of Marion and Mon Counties. The crowd wasn’t bad but we quickly realized that our expectations about the miserable heat were right on target. During the afternoon we took in the vendors, sideshows and had some great lunch.
We spend a considerable amount of time under a big tent in the shade. That time was not wasted however… assuming you are like me and like to “people watch.” As I have said before in these writing, the sights are sometimes very amazing at these events.
When concert time neared we moved to a shady spot near the stage. The crowd had already gotten to the point that sitting, unless you wanted to do so in the blistering sun, wasn’t an option.
We didn’t wait long for Charlie Daniels to perform. His show was good if you like redneck music… and I do. I will say I could have done without a few of the instrumental selections that were way too long. I do however admire Charlie Daniels. He is older than I am and still doing what he loves to do. And doing it well, I might add. When the show concluded, we decided that we had had enough and took our leave before Travis Tritt hit the stage.
After a great dinner at a Clarksburg restaurant we returned to Doug and Becky’s. Some of the crew played cards. I guess I was snoring… Jeanine woke me up from my nap and sent me to bed.
The ride home the next day was just as good as the one Friday. We arrived home just before 1:00 p.m. and had just enough time to stow our gear before I headed to Bill Hunt’s new place of business (Ride-On Motorcycle Adventures in the old Braxton Motor building here on Main Street, Sutton) for a meeting of the West Virginia chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Clubs of America (AMCA). We had a great lunch courtesy of Bill and Mary. The meeting went well. I like the meeting. Even more I enjoy talking with others who like old motorcycles. All in all it was a very enjoyable weekend.
Will return soon...