Jack and Barb 4E stopped by in their Minnie Winnie motor home on their way from Holbrook, Arizona to Baltimore to visit grandkids. They would be taking the Great River Road north on the way but were staying for the night.
Zeke and I planned to take a little ride and the ladies were kind enough to come along. Bill opted to join us on his Harley trike. We headed west on US 62, a truly delightful motorcycle road, to the crossroads at Gateway.
From Gateway, we headed north into Missouri and followed Highway 112 to Cassville. After a short hop over on Highway 76, we rode down that stretch of 86 that I raved about a couple of days ago and then stopped at Uncle Ray's in Eagle Rock.
From Roy's, we rode Missouri 86 east across the south part of the state and then caught Highway 13 to Blue Eye, Once we got to Oak Grove, Arkansas, we took 103 to Green Forest. I had never ridden this road before and was curious. It was nothing special but there was almost no traffic on it.
From Green Forest, we returned to Berryville and Eureka Springs on US 62.
Back at Stonegate, Sherm had fixed the issue regarding not being able to transfer photos from his new phone to his computer via USB cord. Amazingly, both cords he had tried were defective. Third cord was a charm. He was certainly pleased to get it all working again. He was leaving tomorrow morning and had been spending much of the day getting his gear packed and ready to roll early.
Laura's Bill makes knives. Very nice knives. I finally decided which one I wanted and we did the deal.
The smoker was going full bore as Scott (Hot Sauce) and Scott (MoParMan) and their assistants worked to feed the multitudes. People were hanging out enjoying the smell of smoking meat and waiting for the group photo.
Today was rally shirt day and many of us like the tie-dyed option. They also wanted a photo of this sub group to show the vendor and Sherm obliged.
The food was ready soon after the photo was done. Once again, Sandy was at the head of the line while I was further back because I got distracted as usual.
Gambler presented Hot Sauce with the mate to the mug Bubbles gave Margot yesterday. It had a photo of their late, great blue heeler Australian cattle dog) Taz on it.
When the eating was done, folks gathered around for the raffle drawing. There were many prizes in the regular draw. A good number were donated by Riders of Kawasaki while members brought others. We won two water bottles, two neck wraps and a mallet. Then there was a separate draw for a matched pair of green handled knives made by Bill and engraved for the 19th Annual Reunion. Miss Kay from Texas won those. I don't recall who won the free two days at The Stonegate for next year's reunion.
The final draw, the 50/50, was for half the raffle proceeds. The price was around five hundred dollars. Wench's guest, New Guy Paul, won and, in true VROC style, donated his winnings to the charity the Reunion was supporting.
I mingled later than usual. Some folks were leaving in the morning so it was time for some goodbyes. Others would be staying another day. Sherm was already asleep by the time I got back to the room at 10:30. There was not even time to sort photos so I wrote the blog an IOU and went to bed.
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