Sherm and I had decided to start by riding over to Walmart in Berryville. Laura and Don plus Debbie, Vickie and Kay from Texas joined us.
Sherm led us to Wally World. We managed to pick up a few grocery items and got our fall group photo outside.
After we were done shopping, I fueled up at the Murphy station (for $2.03 compared to $2.29 in ES). Then we visited the Doggie Thrift Shop, which supports the only no-kill shelter in Carroll County. I didn't find anything I needed/liked but left a donation anyway.
We rode back toward Eureka Springs but stopped at the Art & Soul Gallery. We arrived at the crack of noon, just as Wayne the proprietor finished mowing his lawn and unlocked the door. We posed for photos on a large motorcycle sculpture outside and admired the paintings and photographs inside.
We bought a couple of small things and wished Wayne well with his artistic adventure. Then we rode back to the motel and unloaded our groceries. Wayne had suggested the Local Flavor Cafe in downtown Eureka Springs for lunch. We rode downtown but couldn't find free parking anywhere close by but, after negotiating back streets and steep hills, we found the New Delhi Cafe (advertising the best burger in town) had motorcycle parking out front.
We went up to the third floor, which was even with the other street. Sandy and I ordered BLT sandwiches which advertised 'crispy' bacon. It was. I got a few photos of the area while we were waiting for the food to arrive.
Back at the motel, Badger and Susan (the betrothed) had arrived from Florida. They made the trip in their truck due to medical issues but they were here and they had the Arkansas marriage licence. Thursday is going to be a big day. Many others were arriving as well. This was probably the best turnout we have ever had this early in the week.