Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Illinois GWRRA

We had the opportunity to join the Gold Wing Road Riders Association Illinois Chapter state rally in Pontiac, IL, last weekend.  Interesting crowd.  Very friendly but distinctly different from out usual outting with BMW riders.

First thing we noticed was that almost everyone there were couples, either two-up or convoying to the show.  Take a look at the video of their parade and you'll see what I mean.

Second observation was that their indoor activities pretty much replicate a senior center, with picture puzzles, WINGO (Wing-bingo), frizbee competition and others.  And... not much alcohol... no beer tent (no tents nor camping at all) to be found.

Pontiac was a nice visit.  The two restaurants on the square offered wonderful entrees with VIP discounts offerec by the Chamber of Commerce.  We checked out the Rt 66 of IL museum and picked up some destianations for day trips.  One of the "Hall of fame" gentlrmen was the father of s kid Donna had dated in high school... small world.

The Friday evening event was a parade and balloon release, honoring anyone's family and friends who had passed on.   Video attached.

The local theatre guild hosted the Saturday night pizza and show, "Life Is a Hoghway" with songs and dances with highway themes and 50's hits.  Gret fun!

Here's the video:

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