It felt mild this morning at 5:30 when I climbed in the car to head up to Minneapolis. The thermometer in the car said +2 and I just knew it was going to be a good day. Our new car (the one with the heated seats) has satellite radio and during what's left of the Sirius free promotion, I listened to the Jimmy Buffet Channel all the way to the city. I'm not in actuality much of a Land Shark but hey, a guy can dream.....and I did get to feel quite warm, what with the lyrics of "Let's Get Drunk and ......". I even started imagining that the piles of snow everywhere might just be sand. So yes, the miles went by quickly and with a smile, parts of me at least very toasty.
I stopped for gas and for the first time in a few weeks, the car got washed though too much of the 6" of new snow we plowed through Thursday in the driveway on the way home was still stuck in the grill. I guess "Touchless" wasn't meant to handle packed in grill snow. I went out to once again in what has of late seemed like a daily ritual, open up the driveway right after we got home that evening and laughed about the dragging tracks the car had left on the entire 1000' of our private road. At least I had been able to park the car where I wanted it.....out of the way and in front of the garage.
Enough about snow.....back to Key West and other warm subjects. This is what the parking lot at Scooterville looked like when we got there.
But first, it was 7AM coffee Diamond's and turnout was good. As Mike said, there were even some new lies today, I'd guess probably due to it being a new month. Of course Paul rode, it is February after all.
This lovely Italian woman was sort of there.....we're always glad that she is.
and naturally Flo was there; she shows up most everywhere there are 2 wheels it seems.
There were Stella's, both 2 stroke and 4, Buddy's, People's, Downtown's....there were a bunch of these and others.
Don't tell anyone but this used 200i Like really caught my eye.....I did NOT bring it home however. Three years ago, a Hyosung GT250R did follow me home from this event.
The Vespa's were lined up along the front window.
Just as I was walking out, Dick showed up. Rick, Tim and Kraig not long before had arrived together; these guys all members of a Twin Cities scooter group that I've ridden with. Rick was the former owner of my black Morphous.....he's now got another scooter for sale, an Italian one but I'm so far saying "no".
Bright and shiny things everywhere.....Mike was there as well.