May 17

Riders: Matt, Tommy, Tim

Destination: Tampico's Mexican Restaurant - Morgan City

Comments: Great food

May 25-24

Riders: Tommy, Tim, Mike & Amelia, and Karl

Destination: BMWMOAL Chicken Rally, Dunlap, TN

Comments: Mike & Amelia, rented a house north of Dunlap and arrived there the weekend prior to the rally. This provided them with a chance to do some riding in the mountains around Dunlap. An account of their adventures will have to be provided by one of them.

I left on Wednesday and rode to Tom Werstler's home in Decateur AL. Due to rainy weather along the route, I decided to take the interstate to Tom's home instead of the planned back road route.

Tom and I rode to Dunlap on Thrusday. We met up with Tim who was already there, having brought his camper and trailering his bike. After setting up our camp, we took a scenic ride to Lynchburg for lunch for a visit to the Jack Daniels Distillary. Lunch was at Lynchburg Fixn's where we enjoyed some great burgers, with a little spritz of Jack Daniels for good measure. We then proceded to the Jack Daniels Distillery. A lot has changed at the distillery since we were there last year. Tours are no longer free and tasting tours are included. The parking lot is no longer gravel, and the number of motorcycle parking spaces have been increased. The Squire's room has now been relocated to a house on the property.

The return to Dunlap was mostly along the same scenic route we took to get there.

Friday, club members assisted in various duties involved in holding a rally. The rest of the day was spent "kicking tires" with other motorcyclists at the rally grounds.

Saturday morning club members prepared breakfast of pancakes, sausages and peaches. Later, Tim, and I participated in a guided ride led by one of the Alabama Club's members. Included in the ride was the All Saints Chapel on Sewanee University of the South. The architecture of the buildings on the campus were outstanding. The Chapel was well worth seeing. After visiting the chapel, we headed to Monteagle, TN for lunch at Papa Ron's Italian Restaurant. After a filling meal, we returned to the rally for more rest, relaxation, and conversation.

Except for a Saturday night spent under a severe thunderstorm watch, with lots of rain, lightening and rain, the weather was great. Sunday was a ride home day.