Asparagus Festival 2004
|Deep fried asparagus. Mmmmmm.
Woke up early to meet Ed and Bob at the McD's off of Pocket Rd. They
showed up about 9:20am, and we were on our way to Stockton. It was
already starting to get hot. I'm glad we decided to go early. Took the
freeway all the way to the Hwy 4 turnoff. Talked to a nice motorcycle
CHP guy that gave us directions to parking. This picture is a panoramic
view of the entire festival at Weber Point.
|Found parking about 2 blocks away from the
main street. It was hot, out in the sun, but it was free.
|Tab and I getting ready to go to the festival. Very warm already.|
|Bob getting his stuff packed up. How many
times do you see him *without* a cigarette?!?!?!?
|Ed and Bob. Bob needs to clean off the front of his bike! :)|
|While we were walking to the festival, we
saw lot of parking in the shade. So Ed and Bob run back to the bikes and
come back and park while Tab and I saved the spot! We didn't stay in the
shade all day, but at least the bikes were there for a little bit of the
|Even at 11:00 am, there were people running in the fountains behind us. 92 degrees, hot pavement, and a ton of people, made for a very sweaty day. Ewwww!|
|Ed's gonna look like the guy in the
monument in about 40 years!
|Lots of people. This was just after we had
our deep fried asparagus *burp*
|Entrance to Weber Point.||Food alley. This place was PACKED when we
left. It was hard to make your way through the crowd.
|This chopper is built off an old Honda 750 four.||Taking a break in the shade. It was nice in
the shade, but out in the sun was pretty miserable.
|Tab, Ed, and Bob taking a nice break. Poor
Oo (the cow), face down in the grass!
|Tab and Oo taking a nap.|
|Here comes the King, here comes the King
here comes the big number 1. Here comes the King, Budweiser beer the
King is second to none.... (jingle from an old commercial)
|Asparagus Alley. All the asparagus you could ever want, cooked in ways you could never imagine! These are the lines for deep fried asparagus.|
|Leaving the festival, we crossed the water.
Felt a lot cooler over the water. Ducks and people playing in the water!
|Got gas and headed for the Delta! Good
thing Bob has that big windshield so his cigarette stays lit!
|Riding down I-5. Tab got a little burned on
|So did Bob.
|Delta roads are MUCH more scenic.
|Stopped off in Locke for a quick hydration
|...where else? Al the Wops!||Good day for a ride and deep fried asparagus. A nice 150 mile day in the sun.|