Our mission today is VAMC Tuscaloosa. This is a day of excitement for patients at the Veterans' Administration Medical Center. There is a police escort to the campus. It's a huge facility and the road leading in is lined with flags and patients and staff. They even make patches to sew on your vest. We visit with the residents and they, those who can, walk around and look at the bikes and ask about our mission. There is also time for lunch and conversation. It's wonderful to see the nice facilities and professional help available to our Vets.
A pleasant surprise at the next fuel stop is Ashville, Alabama. It's a small community with a big heart. They have available for approx 500 riders; hotdogs, chips, pop, water, porta potties and warm hearts...its held at a strip mall with a Piggly Wiggly store and its called Thunder at the Pig and they even gave us buttons.
At the end of the day we arrive safely through rush hour traffic in Chattanooga, TN Harley Davidson Dealer who has also provided a meal of burgers, dogs, drinks, chips, slaw, etc and plus they keep the service dept open for anyone who needs it. Krash's starter and battery went bad and they fixed it fast and fairly priced. Sgt Slinky and Hawk have rejoined the fuel crew. Slinky's bike was down and they thought they might have to ship it home and take the bus, alas the god's smiled....
Never forget our warriors....not all wounds are visible