Friday, August 31, 2018

August 17th and 18th - Patriot Guard Remembrance ride



The day started like a few had that week.  The sky was hazy due to the smoke from the California and Oregon fires being blown east.

We drove to Jamestown to attend the annual Remembrance ride.  As usual, we got there just about the time things were starting.  Our hotel, the historic Gladstone Hotel was right across the street from the Memorial center where things were being held.  We got checked into the event, met a bunch of our old friends, and checked out the silent auction before having dinner. 

The next day, was the day of the ride.  We got set up with riders after breakfast and headed out to Lisbon, ND to the Veteran's Home 85 miles away.  The home was very nice.  spacious with wonderfully kept grounds.  We had lunch with the residents, sang some patriotic songs, and then had a tour.  After that great afternoon, we mounted up and headed back out towards Jamestown. 

The route.  We went south out of Jamestown down hwy 281 and turned east on hwy 46.  We made a right turn on hwy 1 going south to hwy 11 where we went east again into Lisbon.  After we left Lisbon, again on hwy 11, we turned south on hwy 1 and took that to hwy 13 at Verona, turning west and after a brief stop at Lamoure, continued west to pick up hwy 281 to go north back into Jamestown.

As Laurie and I were driving home, we put on the Red Sox game which lasted until we got home. (and they won again).

At the Memorial building


Jamestown Sports Museum





The ride begins

Staging for a police escort in Lisbon









We adventurers, Gerald, Me, Laurie, and Tony



Is this cool, or what?















Downtown Lisbon