Jamey T told me his Google phone was loading Android 8 aka Oreo. I checked mine and found it was available but I will wait until I get home to install it.
Coyote wasn't looking for a buffet so he and I headed for The Filling Station for a la carte fare. Cargo and Lanny joined us but, before we ordered, Lanny and I convinced Cargo that he really wanted to try the buffet at the Gazebo. The two of them took their leave. I had another great ham steak with scrambled eggs and ordered a side of bacon. Coyote and I had a good talk on a number of topics. I value his opinion on the important things about as greatly as anyone else I know.
Chuck and Julie, the Stonegate owners, came in soon after we did. Chuck told us he had spent the evening with certain of our night owls and had not gotten home until 3:00 AM. He seemed somewhat the worse for wear today.
Back at the Inn, Sherm and the Texas ladies had ridden out to take some pictures. Rick V left to guide a group to the Oark General Store. I had considered riding with them but we finally decided to take a down day and catch up on blogs, bills and other details. Coyote and I helped Bucky load her Vulcan into her trailer. She had not been feeling well on this trip and decided to go home tomorrow. Lanny and Cheap B set out on one of their twisty road adventure rides.
Sherm and the ladies got back from their photo shoot. Sandy and I skipped down to McDonald's where she had a smoothie and a hamburger while I stuck to the grilled chicken bacon ranch salad. Word came that Zeke wanted us to take food photos for him at the dinner tonight because they were keeping him in hospital one more day for observation.
Laura and Gambler had organized the traditional Meet And Greet dinner at the Forest Hill Restaurant just around the corner. Some folks walked while others of us rode. There was, after all, one good corner between here and there. Sherm gave Hang a ride on the Burgman because Zeke was still in hospital. Laura had collected cash ahead of time so we would not be inconvenienced with individual bills when it was all over. They had the private room reserved for us and we took up all of it with almost fifty people.
After supper, the group adjourned to the hotel for an evening of socializing.
A few of us headed out to the Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down Theater for the 8:00 PM show. This has been a long standing tradition since back when we went to see the George Brothers and the lovely Leslie Wright performing there. The shows now are produced by Mike Nichols, accompanied by some very talented performers.
There were ten of us. Six, including Sandy and I, sat in the very front row. The other four sat immediately behind us. The performance was a little interactive, but, luckily, "Elvis" serenaded a lady from Hinton, Oklahoma who was sitting right next to our group. Although we got mentioned, we came away unscathed.
We enjoyed the show a great deal. The time flew by for me and we were soon out in the parking lot firing the bikes up for the ride back to Stonegate. In the parking lot, I had a drink of bourbon and branch water (OK, it was tap water) and then a glass of 1800 tequila and margarita mix that Cheap B had put out for communal consumption. I wandered the lot until 11:00 when I realized that my roommates had already retired, so I joined them.
It was a lazy day with no rides of any significance, but I enjoyed it. The feeling of camaraderie and family is what keeps us coming back year after year.