We had a good meeting this evening, and we talked about the benefit for the Waco families that was held a week ago at Hardtails and about the regional NCOM meeting in Atlantic City, NJ. Debbie and I made it to the Hardtails event, but we weren’t able to attend the convention in Atlantic City, fortunately several Honor Bound members did, and it was an excellent convention. Christian Unity was honored with a beautiful plaque for their work in improving the image of biker nation wide.
Well, we are home from the Lukenbach rally, and exhausted. I guess that is the way it’s supposed to be 🙂 We went out Saturday, to support Don and Susan who provide the Sunday church service every year at this time. It always lands on the same day as Run For the Son. Anyway, we drove out and got to rest up from our long arduous drive (LOL) in the CMA Hospitality tent that was graciously provided by the Lampasas CMA chapter. Stan and his wife were there to “man” the tent, and certainly did a good job of providing cold water, coffee and shade for the weary travelers. We got to go out and eat a couple of times with Don and Susan, so you will get to enjoy some of our photographic excitement in the form of viewing the biggest fried bologna sandwich I have ever seen. Eventually, we prepared to go home since we didn’t have a room reservation, but on a lark we stopped at the first motel we encountered and they had a room. As Debbie will tell the story, I talked them into charging us more than we needed to pay,, and did enjoy a very quaint little 50’s era room with fully color coordinated sheets and blanket. Clean, comfortable, and good AC. We were pleased. Finally, after the service, we headed home. What a Mother’s Day weekend!
We had out chapter meeting at IHOP this evening, and it went really well. Max was there in his wheelchair, in command even with his broken leg. We had several visitors, and even some CMA members that were moving into the area and looking for a chapter to join. I can only say welcome! We also had one new member that was presented his colors this evening. A great evening of business and fellowship.
Post two of the May Day Bash is the party at the Midway Field House in Austin. Before and after the candle lighting for Devin, the party was underway being put on by Rollin Jax MC, Victory or Death MC and Cap City Ikonz MC. It was indeed quite a party, free chicken plates with the fixin’s and drinks (donations were accepted to help cover the cost). I certainly didn’t hear any complaints. They also had a raffle for a free vacation to Puerto Rico, which I had hoped to win, but at least they let Debbie and I draw the winning tickets for the prizes. As you can see from the photos, it was very well attended, and I think everyone had a great time.
I am posting the May Day Bash in two parts. This first part is focused on Devin, the Escondido MC member that was killed last week just a block from where the May Day Bash is being held. I was told that there was going to be a candle lighting in remembrance of Devin, and was asked to speak a few words, which I was happy to do. Of course I had to pray on the way as we walked up to the crash site to see what God wanted me to say, but I think it went well. Devin will be greatly missed by his brothers, friends and relatives. I had Debbie take a few photos to document the lighting.