After my calling around and Bill calling around, it seemed no one was available to do a proper fix. WalMart said they wouldn't touch a tire repair that someone else had worked on. Another place said they would plug or sell a new tire. The plug was still sticky, so I decided to air it up (I always carry a 12 V compressor) and watch the sensor readout on the way home. If it got bad, we would stand down and find a shop on Monday.
With nothing more to be done about the tire, we went to the main dining room and partook of the breakfast buffet. I cheated and had a couple of biscuits and gravy along with eggs, sausage and scads of bacon.
After we ate, I rode the bike down to the trailer parking area while Sandy drove the Equinox. We pulled the trailer ahead, loaded the bike and all the gear and then put the trailer back until tomorrow morning. Then we went back to our room where we packed and loaded the suitcases.
A few folks went for rides and a few other folks showed up to visit.
The banquet was catered by Fontana Village Resort in the Carolina Room. Bill and Carolyn outdid themselves in finding prizes for the raffle. Proceeds would go to The Giving Spoon in Bryson City. But first, we ate.
The proceeds of the raffle were augmented by an ad hoc collection in the hall, which pushed the total donation to over $700.
After the banquet, everyone gathered at the Kaw Pasture by the pool. The mood was a little sad since we would all be heading out in the morning, but also upbeat remembering the new memories we made this week.
Sandy and I turned in before 11:00 PM, after setting the alarms for 6:00 AM tomorrow morning.