Saturday morning, departed Amarillo in a heavy downpour at 8am with just 50 feet of visibility. As we pulled out from the hotel, a small group gave looks at the Ranger as if he was crazy to depart under those weather conditions. Soon we were heading south toward Lubbock, Texas—the home of the late singer, Buddy Holly, and his band, the Crickets. After an hour of riding, the skies cleared and we proceeded at a steady 80 mph clip with strong cross-winds. The cold front soon passed astern as we outran the weather system. The 500 plus miles of today’s (and the final day’s) ridel went fast. It was a good ride and by 4:20pm we reached home—New Braunfels after a long ride. Rich Gillard (class mate) plus a mystery guest were interviewed in this video. Thank you all for riding along during the 40 days. Our efforts to reconnect and reunite with class mates was successful—especially because of all of you. Thank you for riding along on this 9,200 mile journey over the 40 days 8 hours and 20 minutes.
Reposted and fixed some minor errors.
Larry and Carol Armstrong’s home in Denver after a great gathering last night. Larry cooked a great breakfast and by 8am we shoved-off for Amarillo, Texas. His local knowledge of the traffic paid-off, riding on Monaco street avoided the traffic jam and we sailed through the downtown until we joined up with I-25 south. We encounted throngs of Harley riders heading north to their giant rally in Sturgis. They are expecting 1.6 million riders at Sturgis this year!
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Departed at 8 am from Green River under clear skies. Stopped to see class mate, Wendy Paff (Nimmo) in Cheyenne. Then on to Larry Armstrong’s home in Denver. We had an enjoyable gathering and dinner at his home and his wife, Carol, was the perfect hostess. James Hawkins surprised all of us with his Wikipedia-like knowledge of our class of 65′ at M-A. At the end of the video, enjoy James singing an M-A cheer that class mate Dick Vohs composed—who knew? A surprise photo of the Hoover Elementary School 8th grade class of Mr. Cohn’s. You should recognize some of our high school class mates. Enjoy! (just two more videos to produce!)
The gathering at Craig Jarrard’s home in Sandy, Utah uncovered the most fascinating story of two of our class mates during the Vietnam War. This story never been told to our class and exemplifies the very best of our class of 1965 at Menlo-Atherton High School. After hearing this story, I called Terri Bloberger (Araman) and relayed it to him. He immediately wanted Dick Lund’s phone number and email to express his gratitude.
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