If you have read my previous blog posts about our West Virginia and North Carolina vacation, you will recall that we traveled to Maggie Valley, NC to attend the South East Vulcan Riders and Owners Club (SEVROC) motorcycle rally. On Saturday, May 16th, we awakened at 6:30 am, showered and got dressed. Bob rode the motorcycle to a fuel station to fill up, in preparation for the day’s group ride. We ate breakfast at Pop’s Grits & Eggs, located on the motel’s premises.
At 9:00 am we departed A Holiday Motel en route Asheville via the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Sandy and ‘Skid’ say goodbye.
I drove the car, with Sandy as a passenger. Bob rode the motorcycle, along with many others. ‘Skid’ led the ride. We made one stop along the BRP at the highest elevation.
Highest Elevation Blue Ridge Parkway
Our final destination was MR Motorcycle in Asheville, where we were treated to a free BBQ lunch.
I obtained this photograph from MR Motorcycle’s Facebook page.
The BBQ was very good. Thank you, MR Motorcycle for the free lunch!
MR Motorcycle provided a discount coupon for store purchases. Motorcycles were looked at, but I don’t believe anyone purchased a motorcycle that day. ‘Jax” of VROC and Mike of MR Motorcycle (top left photograph in the collage displayed above) set up the free BBQ lunch. ‘Jax” is also organizes the SEVROC rally. He does an excellent job! ‘Skid’ in the top right and lower right photographs was the lead for the motorcycle rides that Bob and I participated in. ‘Skid’ did an excellent job leading the rides!
It was a beautiful morning/afternoon for a drive/ride. Bob, ‘Skid”, Sandy and I returned to A Holiday Motel at approximately 1:15 pm.
At 3:00 pm several of us girls went to the Seven Silver Seas, or what is popularly called the Purple Store by VROC ladies.
VROC ladies at the Purple Store
(Photo obtained from Susan, who is standing in the first row at the far right.)
The Purple Store has been a popular destination for VROC ladies, while at SEVROC. This was my first visit. I went to browse, not intending to purchase anything. As you can see from the photograph displayed above, I made a purchase.
I purchased this wind chime.
The wind chime is hanging on our front porch presently. I am thinking about moving it out to our picnic pavilion, where I can enjoy its melody more often.
After shopping at Seven Silver Seas, we stopped and got ice cream.
Bob and I didn’t eat dinner out on Saturday evening, opting to have a picnic lunch inside our room.
Later in the evening was the raffle and 50/50 for D.A.R.E. Bob won five chocolate chip cookies baked by Wanda, a knife and a VROC buff. We shared the cookies (Wanda is an excellent baker!); Bob gets the knife; and the buff belongs to me. Our raffle raised $600.00 for the local D.A.R.E. organization.
‘Jax” and the local D.A.R.E. representative
‘Skid” and Sandy with the local D.A.R.E. representative
I heard that the person who won the 50/50 contributed another $100.00 to the D.A.R.E. organization.
‘Jax’ arranged live entertainment for the evening. Ginny McAfee plays the guitar and has a lovely voice. One of our VROC friends shared the following video with the VROC FAcebook group.
Ginny performing “Ode to Popcorn Sutton”
With Ginny performing in the background, we said goodbye to our friends. Since Tuesday we had been visiting with friends, friends who are like family to us. I can’t believe our time together is ending. It seems like we just got here! The SEVROC motorcycle rally was a great time!
After saying our goodbyes, we finished packing and went to bed. We were in bed by 10:00 pm. I was awakened at least one time during the night. I don’t know what time it was. I heard Bill “Southern Draw” belting out a couple heartfelt tunes about SEVROC, which made me smile.