OurNew Life Riders had a chapter ride today out to Crossroads Cafe in Swertner. Turns out they were closed today, so we ended up going to Dale’s Essenhouse in Walburg. As usual I took the car and met them at Crossroads, just in time to follow over to Walburg for lunch. I chose to leave my “big” cameras home, and brought just my cell phone. So, though I have pictures, they are kind of a disappointment, at least those taken on the road. Oh, well, I was driving, so I shouldn’t have been taking pictures anyway right. Fortunately we made it to our destination ok, and I got to have their biscuits and gravy, which I will say, was really good. Lots of crumbled sausage in the gravy, plus two sausage patties besides. other was plenty for lunch, and enough left over for dinner. After we got out food, one of our member (who shall remain nameless) called and wondered where we were as they hade been running a bit late and missed is at Crossroads. They ended up in Bartlett, to look around ,and I invited them over to the house for some AC and cold water. They accepted, so I met them in Bartlett and led them to the house for talk and cool down. All in all, a pretty good day.
I went to the second Pistons on the Bricks this evening, and there were quite a few classic and custom cars and trucks that turned out, not to mention all those people like me that came to look at all the beautiful cars and trucks. There were several vendors selling food and beverages on the street, and of course Lois and Jerry’s was open serving dinner if you wanted to get out of the heat. I went for my monthly usual Bratwurst and Sauerkraut. Speaking of heat, I think it was a little cooler than last month, or maybe it was just that we had a light breeze flying through that helped everyone stay cool. In any case, it was another successful event for Bartlett, and special thanks to Karen for the safety cones that strongly encouraged all those drivers to slow down as they drove past all the excitement.
Well, this weekend, the efforts of Jesse Luna and Stephanie Myers, and I am sure lots of other helpers came together for a city wide block and pool party in Bartlett, held at the city park by the pool. If you missed it, then you missed so wonderful BBQ, swimming and socializing. I got there a bit late so all the brisket and pulled pork was gone, but there was still plenty of sausage, and I can tell you, it was really good. There were lots of sides of course, and including chips, several kinds of potato salad, some pasta salad, and a wonderful coleslaw. And someone brought a huge platter of banana pudding and two trays of peach cobbler. I had to try them all of course, and they didn’t disappoint. This was definitely a family affair, and everyone that brought along a swim suit enjoyed the pool, complete with lifeguard. What a wonderful way to cool down the summer.
Well, the annual Summer Sizzle was today out at the Cotton Country Club in Granger TX, and it was quite an event. The Cotton Club had plenty of room for the 300 or so bikers that attended, and the meat market from down the street sold street tacos outside on the sidewalk. The tacos were really good, and the AC inside provided a wonderful place to get out of the near 100 degree temperatures today. A water slide was setup in the park across the street for the kids, and while it wasn’t crowded with kids, those that attended had a great time. It made me wish I had brought my swimsuit. Everyone had a great time, and I’m sure this was very good business for Granger and the Cotton Country Club. If you weren’t there, what can I say, but you missed it! Oh, and did I mention that the music was spectacular, well it was!
We had our UCOA meeting today out at Bentwood Texas in Georgetown. Along with the meeting, Clubs For Kids (CFK) held a school supplied drive and also sold taco plates to raise money for CFK. We had a great time today, and I really enjoyed the tacos.
CFK – Clubs For Kids is a 501c3 non-profit organization that UCOA fully supports throughout the year, so that we can bring Christmas to families that would otherwise not be able to afford Christmas. We deliver CFK provided food baskets and each club adopts a family, and buys presents for the kids out of our own pockets.
UCOA – United Clubs Of Austin