Last Day of Convention

Trip Start Jun 29, 2010
Trip End Jul 18, 2010

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ty-- Today was the last official day of our Motor Maid Convention. We sat through our morning business meeting. Then took time out for a little sightseeing at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. There are 5 museums in one. We enjoyed the Yellowstone Nature Exhibit, The Western Art Exhibit and the Plains Indians Exhibit. We did not have time to go to the Buffalo Bill or the Firearms Exhibits. We did do a little window shopping and had an ice cream while we were out and about. The evening festivities began around 5pm Mtn Time. Our banquet began at 6pm. The meal was tasty. Following the meal we moved to the main room for the presentation of awards and announcements. Some of the awards given tonight were for the most miles ridden over the past year. One woman rode over 41,000 miles last year between Nov.1st and Oct.13st. Can you imagine??? The second place winner had over 32,000 miles. That is amazing!!! Following the presentation, several districts took pictures of their members. We said our goodbyes to new friends as well as our longstanding friends. Much laughter and hugging was had by many.

Jamie--Early in the morning I called AAA to report that my keys were locked in the trunk of the chuck wagon.  They sent a guy to assist me at 7:30 am--a much earlier response than I expected.  He immediately unlocked the main part of the car, thereby setting off the car alarm.  The horn loudly tooted for quite a while (waking everyone staying at the motel) until he got the battery disconnected.  However, once the battery was disconnected, he could not use the trunk release!  He had to unlock the trunk by going in through the back seat.  The great news is . . . I now have the keys back.  Wow, I really got use out of this years AAA membership!
    We spent the morning in a business meeting at the convention;  we were free during most of the afternoon.  I really enjoyed the trip to the museum;  this museum was also a learning center with classes, interactive games and scavenger hunts.  Our evening consisted of a banquet and program.  All in all, I really enjoyed the convention and made some new friends.

Joan --  It's always a bit sad to have the last day of convention upon us.  Saying goodbye for another year to friends that live far away, having a laugh together, taking pictures, telling stories is what the last day seems to entail.  We were not staying at the hotel where convention is held but on the last day we wandered around the cabins and visited with our Canadian friends.  It got cold!  We had some last minute fun!  Thank you to Joan D for taking some of our "stuff" home :)  Now we don't have to carry so much... including my broken laptop.

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Marcia on

41, 000 miles? No, I seriously can NOT imagine that! Astounding! Thank you all SO very much for "bringing us along" to convention with you! I've sure been enjoying the stories and the pictures to go along with them. So glad you're all having such a fantastic time! I know you will enjoy yourselves the rest of the way too! :)

kate on

Great pictures! JJ's obviously having a great time, being the life of the party! 41000 miles is about how many I put on my car in SEVEN years! That lady must live on the road!

So glad you are having a good time Jamie, despite everything...

Barb Graham on

Ladies, those hats are simply grand! Love the moose, Ty, and Jamie, I thought the coonskin cap went out with Dan'l, but a great design, still. really need a Stetson!
I always wanted to have a real Teepee...they are very liveable and last a long time, don't blow over in the wind, and are great homes...thanks for the shots.

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