We find another Honda shop and when we stopped, the humidity and heat just hit you like a ton of bricks. Just thought it was hot in Dallas. They were cooking burgers and hot dogs, and we decided we needed to eat some of them. First we shopped. Chuck & I both found a mesh jacket. Mine is a white "Joe Rocket", and I think it is awesome. Chuck got a black "first gear" one.
Burgers and dogs were good, and the 3 guys that sat down at the table next to us, were even better. We sat and laughed at their stories. You know all us bikers have "our" stories. Listening to their Louisiana drawl was really funny. Maybe this "winger" world is going to be an OK world to be in. Time will tell. :)
We find our way to the motel that Diana & I booked the night before. Check in is supposed to be 3pm, and we are there around 1:30. The girl tells us it will be a few minutes, and we can have 2 rooms on the bottom floor. We chill in the waiting room, and really glad we got there and got our name in the pot when we did. They got really busy, and I think our rooms would have been upstairs if we had waited. When you ride a motorcycle, it is really nice to have your bike right outside the room. Just makes life a little easier, and you can keep an eye on the bike.
|Inside the Horseshoe Casino Shopping area|
|Motorcycle parking is so wonderful!|
We decide to head out and find some food. We are in the elevator with a "local" lady, and we are talking about food. I was saying seafood sounds good, and she piped in and told us of a local place to eat. It is called Ralph & Kacoo's. Diana had seen something about it in one of the books back at the motel. Chuck plugs it into the new "Loopie", and we are only about 2 miles away. Perfect to say the least.
|Ralph & Kacoo's|
|Oh my hair and the humidity :(|
We find an frozen yogurt place, and we get some, and find a seat outside and do some people watching. We sit there till close to 10pm, and the movie has let out, so we think it is time to head back to our rooms.
The covered parking garage was a mess. There were cars everywhere trying to leave, and they were going no where fast. Not sure what was going on, but the traffic lights were not helping with the traffic mess. After watching the traffic, we come up with an idea to get out of the place. Diana & I walk down to the lower level and meet the guys on the bikes in no time. We were carrying the guys helmets, and Chuck said the police officer that was now directing traffic ask where his helmet was at. You know we are in a "helmet" state.
Out of the mayhem and finally breathing some cooler air, the short ride back to the motel was really nice. We will get up in the morning and head back towards home. Will be making some interesting stops along the way. Night world.