Friday, September 13, 2019

Eureka Springs Arkansas - VROC Reunion Day 3 - Monte Ne

Today was not going to be a riding day. I had a lot of things to catch up on. I gave Wench, Paul and Rudy the route that we took to Lambert's for their ride today. I also learned that dragging routes around while you are preparing a Google map does not always carry through to shared maps.

I told Sherm he could take the Wing for a ride if he wanted. Then we went to the Gazebo Restaurant breakfast buffet at the first Best Western Hotel with  Zeke and Hang.

Sherm and Lanny

Freya helping wash Bill's motorcycle

We ran into Solo and El Nomad at the Gazebo. Our server, Vickie, asked if she could bring us anything else so I asked if she had a winning lottery ticket. She can back and said no, but she could give me a bag of money. An inflated plastic grocery bag with a one dollar bill in it. You have to love a sense of humour.

Solo and ElNomad

Zeke and the bag of money

Sandy, Hang and the cash

Back at Stonegate, I noticed my Wing was gone. Sherm and Lanny took a ride to War Eagle Mill. When they got back, they worked on removing a part from Bill's bike that he didn't want and Sherm did. I worked on the blog and visited most of the day.

Quiet, experts at work

Bill's knives for sale

Organizer Laura

Quilt for the raffle

Zeke had heard of a southern fried chicken place near Rogers that was supposed to be exceptional. Excluding Sunday, they were only open from 5:00 to 8:00 PM each day. The meals were served family style, meaning bowls were brought out and set on the table so the guests could serve themselves. The place was called Monte Ne Inn Chicken and we had reservations for tonight.

We set out at 3:45 with eight people in two cars and arrived about twenty minutes early. The route involved two state highways, two county roads through the countryside and a T intersection in the middle of nowhere. The food must be good to stay in business way out there.

When they opened the door, we found the place must seat at least 300. Our table was ready and they took our drink order right away. First course was a bean soup. Then they brought the fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, green beans and bread along with both whipped and apple butter. For dessert, Sandy split a blackberry cobbler and ice cream with Lanny.

My supper

Back at the lodge, Nash arrived from Memphis with his Indian/Hannigan sidecar outfit. The chair was new but had been painted to match the bike.

The screening tonight in the gazebo was Wild Hogs. The antics on the screen got a lot of laughs. Then we started some serious socializing, augmented by some adult beverages.

Sandy and I turned in sometime after 11:00 PM.

Today's Route (75 Equinox miles):

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