Our 5th, and next to the last stop, is the Veteran's Memorial at Memorial Park off of Union Blvd in Colorado Springs. That is an awesome place. It had something there for every branch of the service. We couldn't linger long. I did notice the main memorial was finished November 11, 1968.
Since I served 8 years in the United States Air Force and Bill retired after 20 years, I did manage to get a quick photo of their memorial.
Here's a memorial (above) for all Purple Heart recipients.
We checked in and then headed off for our last stop (food!!!). By now it is 2ish. Our last stop is the American Legion Post, 6685 Southmoor Dr. in Fountain. A lot of people were already there. Above is a shot of the right side of the parking lot.
Above it a shot of the left side of the parking lot. There were also lots of bikes around the corner and in front of the American Legion Post.
We check in at 2:35pm and see how we did. Well, we got 1/5 stops in the right order (yeaaa!!). It took us 3 hours and 21 minutes. We missed the time by about 10 minutes and plenty of people were closer. We found a table and stayed for a couple of hours. We shared a table and visited with a few of the fine folks in the Soldiers for Jesus MC. We didn't notice when we first sat down that we were right in front of one of the band's speakers, so talking was somewhat limited. There was a band and they sounded really good. Everyone enjoyed and laughed over a bunch of the songs. They chose some really good songs. We also got a free dinner, Garfield the Cat's favorite, lasagna. It was really good and we got a salad and roll. The people of the Bikers United of America did a great job organizing and working all the stops along the way. Very nice people and I can't wait to do this again next year.
Today was another great ride and, as most of you have said, anytime on the motorcycle is a great time. Having taken back roads to all but the first stop, we got to see wonderful and diverse scenery. It was everything from the mountains in the distance to dry, open fields. Businesses and homes in the towns/city and farms and barns in the countryside. We got to see it all today. We rolled up to our driveway at 6pm and I really didn't want to park my motorcycle for the day (sigh). I chocked up another 102 miles of riding adventure. Yep, it was a great day.
Wishing You Great Motorcycle Adventures in Your Part of the World,