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The Over The Hill Gang

The Over The Hill Gang
Let's ride! Riders are Jerry Cole, Billy Niverson, John Nave, Jack McClain, Larry Davis, Larry Burk, Merle Combs, Charles Thomas, Art Adrianson, Larry Miller.

Friday, August 2, 2013

No Electricity!

We woke up to no electricity Wednesday morning, so I wasn't able to get ready to ride that morning. The I&M lineman replaced the transformer and we got power back:
(as usual, click on any photo to enlarge)

Merle called to tell me that since it rained Wednesday, we would take a ride Thursday, instead. We met at Gabriel's at the usual time, 11:30AM, and rode to Ugalde's, on U.S.31 near Grissom A.F.R.B., Peru, for lunch.


As you can see, the parking lot was full. It sometimes takes us a while to dismount, and to mount our vehicles, due to our age, I guess:


We had a nice breakfast. Our waitress prides herself on taking menu orders using only her memory. She did a "bang-up job", and got all our orders spot on!

Since we had not been back to Monon, Indiana since Billy suffered his stroke there, Merle decided we needed to go back there under better circumstances. So, we rode up north to U.S.16, and then west to Monon.

http://www.mononconnection.com/

"The Monon Connection Museum" and "Whistle Stop Restaurant" is all about The Monon Railroad line. A train station and several railroad cars are outside for all to see:


They even have a British telephone booth, for some reason:


Inside the restaurant model trains run around the ceiling:

video

I had planned to take a "food picture" of my apple pie with ice cream on top, but I seemed to have eaten it before I remembered to take a picture! So, I took a picture of Jerry Cole's cherry pie with ice cream on top, half eaten:


Over in one the side of the restaurant were displayed railroad time pieces in glass display bells:

After pie and coffee, we rode home with no incidents or illness! It was a great ride in beautiful weather. Temperatures in the high 70s, low 80s. A little windy. Just right. We all got home around 5:30PM. I rode 180 miles.


Riding to day were Merle Combs, Charles Thomas, Larry Davis, Jerry Cole, and Billy Niverson.

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