||Wow! ELEVEN mil-veh's and guests.
This was one heck of a great club showing for the club. We had
NINE quarter-tons, a 1 1/2T and a 2 1/2T in addition to many other members
and guests riding in our magnificent vehicles. John brought
his MB, Tim W brought his MB, Glen V brought his CJ2A, Herb T brought his
GPW, and carried "Sarge", Jim H brought his MB, Barry F brought
his 1 1/2T Chevrolet, I brought my M38A1 and dad, John, John S brought his M35A2, Danny brought his M151A2/M416, Toby
brought his MB and his M170 driven by Ray Z. Kenny W, Jeni L, and
Ward B also were present and accounted for.
We all met at the TxDot parking lot between 7:00 and 7:30am.
After mingling, about 8:00am we headed out into the traffic that was quite
nice in letting all of us on Riverside Dr. all at one time, then headed to
the South end of the Congress Ave. bridge. After several stages, we
finally rested for a bit in one place. At 9:15am, the parade started
and progressed up Congress Ave. to the Capital and the parades conclusion.
After the parade, we all met back at the TxDot parking lot and hung
around for some time before we started to disperse. The crowds were
larger than those in past years and the weather cooperated nicely with an
early morning fog transforming into sunny skies and warm
temperatures. After the parade, the clouds began to roll in but at
that point, nobody cared.
To all the veterans of the United States in all conflicts and wars, we
salute you and are proud of your service to our country!