Debbie went to the Ladies Brunch with the church ladies, so i went for a ride on Miracle MoneyPit, Debbie’s 73 Shovelhead. We are still trying to get 500 miles on her so we can do the first oil change (She told me we did the first oil change at 50 miles, so I guess second oil change!). After today’s ride, Miracle is up to about 350 miles. I put about 60 miles on this morning, and the first place I stopped was out by the McNeil Post Office, where there was a train just sitting there wishing someone would take it’s picture. I obliged and below you can see the result. Next stop was the postoffice to get a shot in front of this landmark. Then it was off to put the miles on, yes I’m varying the speed. Miracle is getting to be pretty tractable, and hardly backfires at all. Se seems to be pretty comfortable cruising at around 55 mph and I had her up to a little over 65 today. No, Im not going on any major highways yes. She is developing a number of leaks, which I guess is to be expected either because she is getting broken in, or because she is so old. Anyway, after returning home I was ready for a nap. We definitely need to get a windshield, the wind at 65 is wearing me out.
We had the Christian Unity meeting for October this evening at Bill Miller’s BBQ. It was a cool night, but we still have a good group. Frank made it, now that he is up and around again and it was really good to see him. Mostly we talked about Clubs for Kids, and after that we had a discussion on Galatians chapter 6: 1-6, which basically says help each other out, and don’t think more of yourself than you should. Sounds like good advice to me.
Our second activity was the UCOA monthly meeting which was held at Texas Mist this month. There were lots of events mentioned, so be sure to take a look at the calendar to see whats up. Our new web site is; http://austin.ucotexas.org
Be sure to check out all the new pages 🙂
Our first of two activities today began at 10am in Killeen at the VFW for the TMRA General membership meeting. It was very lightly attended, but hey there was enough of us to have a meeting, so we did, and Don gave a “mini” reading/devotional to start things out. Just a couple of pics, then we were off for some lunch with the Potters at Red Robin down in Cedar Park.
Debbie and I went to Bandido Smokey’s birthday party today out at Ernie’s on the Lake. We had the down stairs room with Air Conditioning, which was really nice, since it was kind of warm today. The room was decorated nicely in his favorite colors, red and gold of course, and quite a few people showed up to wish Smokey a happy birthday. One of the highlights of the day was that one of Smoky’s friends that owns a ski boat came and a bunch of us got to go for a ride out on the lake. That was very nice, and certainly the highlight for this of us that don’t get to go boating very often. Later there was cake and dancing. The band was great, playing lots of oldies I liked. Smokey even got up there to help out.