April 28, 2011 packed and ready to go (around 6:30am) to Thunder on the Beach motorcycle Rally
and do a short visit with my mom and dad in Port Saint Joe, Florida. Started out as a beautiful day for a ride but ended up turning cold and had the look of rain.
Made it to mom’s house around 2:00pm, lunch was ready and I ate like a pig.
More or less, just hung around the house the rest of the day just shooting the bull with mom waiting on dad to get off work around 7:00pm.
Friday morning after a big breakfast, I decided to ride to Panama City beach to check out the rally. Road down the beach checking out the bikes as I putted along,
as this was my hangout in 2008. (Old habits die hard) and snapped a few photos of passing bikers.
After that I headed back down the beach towards the Port, and made a wrong turn that ended up being a right turn. This ended up being a little road under heavy construction but near the end there were vendors set up in several locations…
more just t-shirt places, good place to get off your bike and walk around a little. Ended getting me a rally patch, but held off on the t-shirt…at 6’5” even the biggest shirt only fits once, one wash and they shrink to half its size.
Ended up getting home with a BAD headache, not sure what happened. I guess going all day without eating or drinking in the hot sun may have had something to do with it. Ha-ha. The next morning my dad did not have to go into work until 1:30pm so I spent the first part of the day with them…score…more free food. Dad took mom and me out to lunch at Papa Joes oyster bar & grill…food was most excellent!
I had the shrimp po-boy dad had crab paddies and mom had the fresh oysters…we also had some of the biggest fried crab claws I had ever seen as an appetizer. Mmm, Mmmm good to everything…nice call pops.
After dad went to work, I headed back to the rally around 3:00pm, got to say kind of the same old same old, just not that much going on. I snapped quite a few photos of riders,
I’ll post all of them on my faceBook account, here they are enjoy….
Woke up early Sunday morning around 5:00am (you guessed it to another huge breakfast) then after saying my goodbyes I was off…Petal, Mississippi here I come…got home around 12:00pm…nice ride.
Thanks mom and dad for the great weekend and all the free food!!!
I gained (I’m not kidding) 8 pounds in four days….good eating…back on the tuna fish now…
Till next time