In celebration of our 6th wedding anniversary we spent the day in Avalon. We hiked the Garden to Sky summit to see the other side of the island and the Pacific ocean. It was hot going, but the ice cream afterwards made it all worthwhile. 🙂
On the way to the rally we stayed at a friend’s B&B in Tennessee for a few days. Billy’s Lake House is of course on the lake and a very relaxing B&B. We’ll be back!
Once in the Smokies it rained daily, so we skipped the tent camping and stayed in these “motorcycle friendly” cabins. It was perfect. They even had boot and glove dryers.
No ride back east is complete without riding the infamous Tail of the Dragon. It’s mostly hype, but we had to get our photos and T-shirt.
Over 6,000 riders this year! And a shoppers paradise with all the motorcycle vendors worth a damn there and giving rally discounts. Great music (close to Nashville), good food, and best of all – no rain all 3 days!
The South Coasters took a day off from the rally and rode to Nashville to stroll the raucous streets and listen to some music. It was a hoot.
Camping most of the way home, we ran across some unexpected, cool things, like the Civil War battleground of Shiloh. (I have to go back for the full tour.) The weather held up perfectly for our return trip to sunny SoCal. My own bed never felt better!
Anthony’s graduation from Gonzaga in Spokane was a fun weekend. Of course we have to call him Dr. B now. We followed it up with a boat ride and a night in Coeur d’Alene, a beautiful place.
We joined the South Coasters for a weekend of camping in Morro Bay. The spring flowers were like a scene from the Wizard of Oz. The pictures don’t do the colors justice. It was a fun weekend.