Monday, September 6, 2010
I arrive in Kitty Hawk tomorrow!
My daughter Lindsey and I left the Antique Motorcycle Meet in Davenport, Iowa yesterday morning. We had a great time hanging out with lots of our motorcycle friends while I signed my books at the GT Motors booth. We set Effie in front of our booth and she was the star for sure! Everyone loved seeing her.
I met a few of my fellow Cannonball riders, who were also on their way to NC. That was cool... I think we're all a bit nervous. I'm glad I'm not the only one.
Also met Mike Wolfe from the show, "American Pickers", who was there picking like the rest of us. Nice guy. I was surprised he knew who I was. He said he bought my book and really liked it. Cool. Nice guy. We chatted for a bit and had a few laughs about his show. (Which I watch all the time!)
Got some help putting Effie back in the van before we took off from my old buddies Slider and Charlie Gilmore with their friend Doc. Thanks Guys! You got those straps nice and tight on her.
We stayed at my brother Rick's house last night in Lexington, KY. Great to see him and Sarah.
We took off towards Kitty Hawk early this afternoon and decided NOT to try and make the 668 miles in one day. I've been driving for days and need to rest up a bit for the ride. We stopped in Lexington, VA tonight and got a hotel. No accident that we decided on Lexington. It was an easy name to remember and about halfway. So.... 300 miles more tomorrow and we will actually be in Kitty Hawk! Wheww! 9 months later...
Can't wait to see all my fellow Cannonball friends and make some new ones.