Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thunder Beach - Panama City Beach, Sep 09

Fortunately, the motorcycle started right up after being garaged for the past 6 months. Ron polished it up while I loaded up an overnight bag, and we were off in shirtsleeves in sunshine early on Friday morning, Sep 25.

We were surprised by a phone message from our friends Janice and Johnny, who had come all the way from New Orleans to meet up with us in Panama City. They were completing the "Trail of Tears" motorcycle ride and had been on the road for 10 days.

Our friends, Huck and Debbie, who had invited us to the Thunder Beach motorcycle rally, were settled in at a campground in the middle of the millions of vendors that had taken over the strip. So we rode to their place and met J&J there and other friends from our motorcycle circle.

After going together for a seafood meal fresh from the Gulf, Janice and Johnny and Ron and I dashed back to the hotel to watch the sunset from our beachfront patio.

As the clouds began to roll in this morning, Ron and I decided the prudent thing to do was hustle home before our 2 mile dirt road became a quagmire. Pleasant trip home before the heat of the rain yet, but thunder heads all around. Should be another pretty sunset, and maybe a light show later!