Well, Bikes, Blues and BBQ 2014 is in the bag. It is 4 days of crazy right outside our front door! The annual rally consists of 400,000 people, too many bikes to count, music and food. Vendors started setting up at 6 am Monday morning to be ready to open on Wednesday afternoon. Many, many residents of Fayetteville head way out of town during this event. The noise is LOUD, the traffic is crazy bad and a lot of local stores close down. This is our second year of BB&BBQ and once again we managed to survive and even thrived. The hardest part is not being able to get to our house if we drive the car, so walking was the primary mode of transportation.
We also had some visitors during the first two days of the rally. Randy’s brother Pat and sister-in-law Martha came down from Kansas City. My brother, Rogers, was in town for a night for work and our son James came to visit. We had a really lovely dinner on Dickson street.
Besides great food, which included a scrumptious dessert, there was lots of great conversation. Main topics were vintage cars and classic rock and roll music!
After dinner, several people went down to the main stage to hear some music. Other people might have stayed home! Next day we went in search of the BBQ portion of the rally. We were not disappointed!
We found what we were after:
Life is good when the BBQ is wonderful.
Of course, the main focus of the rally is the bikes. Let me tell you that there were literally every brand, type and color of motorcycle that you might imagine. We took a few pictures:
And the music venue was huge:
The “official” saying of the rally should be “I can’t hear you” or “What did you say”!
Well, that is a wrap. If you are planning to come for 2015, remember to get your reservations in early. Our two bedroom fills up early!
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