Scroll down and see how the day progressed from our shopping, their arrival and BBQ afterward. REMEMBER: IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE PICTURE BIGGER, JUST CLICK ON THE PICTURE..
Three of us, David, Doug and me (John) went shopping at SAM'S for the goodies for the BBQ. First thing we got was the cake.
While we were waiting by the bakery, we had visitors. Pictured are Lauren, Doug, Charlee, Sydney & David.
The bakery crew. Darlene (did the writing on the cake), John, Dedra & Gina. I have the bright white chin because I got to scratching my beard so hard, I had to shave it off to put some ointment on the chin to heal the scratches from the itching. But it will grow back..
We left SAM'S and drove to the WFPOA building, where the BBQ was to take place, and unloaded the goodies. As we got ready to go pick up some things at Wal-Mart, Bud arrived on his bike. Here is Bud, Doug & David
Doug gets shotgun on the way to Wally World
David driving us to the store...
Bud had the honor of riding with me in the back of David's crew cab truck..
We returned to the WFPOA building, unloaded the truck and waited there for the phone call from the Blue Knights of Germany, letting us know they were in Wichita Falls. Then, Mike, Doug, Bud & I would go meet then and bring them back here.
They called and we went to the 1100 blk of Broad St. to meet them
Three of the Blue Knights Germany VII mount up for the ride to the WFPOA building.
After getting back to the WFPOA building, we got to work. Here is Bud and Rodney (Road Captain/Director Blue Knights TX XX) firing up the cooker
We received permission for the Blue Knights Germany VII to pull their Harley's inside the bay. In addition to the BBQ, they were also going to spend the night here. There are two separate bedrooms that the WFPOA allows out of town visitors to stay in, as well as officers that are in the dog house at home...
Here Rosie (Doug's wife in yellow) talks to some of the Blue Knight Germany VII. Left to right: Ernst (Quartermaster for Blue Knights Germany VII), Rosie, Guney and Gunda.
Rodney & Rianne, his daughter, watch the coals and will let us know when it's burger time
Rodney & Rianne. Rodney is our member that had the heart attack last month and we have been asking ya'll to pray for. Tomorrow, 3-26-09, he goes in to have the other blocked artery fixed with a stint. We ask ya'll to continue praying for him...
Janice (my wife) and Mike wait on the burgers to cook
Mike, Vickie (Rodney's wife) and Janice outside as the burgers cook
I heard a Harley pull up out front and went out to see who it was. This is Kyle (Blue Knights TX XX Vice President) on his Harley. The white Harley is Mike's
Other bikes, Doug's son's Harley Sportster, my Vulcan and Bud's VTX
This is David & Barbie and Janice. We were waiting as our guests were changing clothes and freshening up..
This is Gunda (Georg's wife), me, Georg (President Blue Knights Germany VII), and Guney
This is David and the 19 pound brisket he cooked for the dinner.
The five Blue Knights Germany VII that are on the 2009 USA Coast to Coast ride: Left to right: Ernst, Guney, Maria, Gunda and Georg..
Mike (Rodney's son-in-law)
Barbie & David and Glenn. Glenn is my former supervisor and is now a Wichita Falls City Councilman
Bud keeps watch on me.
Steve & Laci relaxed and having a good time
Vickie & Janice await the second batch of burgers & hotdogs to come off the grill
I talk to Phil (Blue Knights TX XX Webmaster), BreeAnn (his daughter), Melissa (his wife) and his dad, Robert. Maria & Guney look on as Georg works on his plate
Amy, Kyle & Clint
Meanwhile back in the Boardroom, Rodney & Mike look on as Barbie tries to get David into a normal position. Rianne looks on...
Robert and I as I work on a burger
Steve & Laci getting comfortable..
Matt (my son, a WFPD officer) and Rachel, his girlfriend
Gunda & Georg
The Blue Knights patch on Georg's vest. Blue Knights vests are supposed to be Blue so as to distance them from the black vests of the 1% clubs. I think most of the member vests in the Blue Knights TX XX are black...
I present a WFPOA T-shirt to Georg and the other members of the Blue Knights Germany VII. I want to thank Dale Rosdhal, WFPOA President, for the T-shirts, as well as the coffee cups. They were well received by Georg, Gunda, Ernst, Maria and Guney
Here I present Georg with welcome gifts that Chief Bachman, (Chief of Police, Wichita Falls Police Department) brought down. Thank you Chief, they were well received
These are some of the items they brought with them for us. They presented us with Blue Knights Germany VII, patches, pins, a Police shoulder patchand several Lead Cyrstal items made in Germany. Gunda told Janice she wanted her to have the bowl..
The Police shoulder patch
The Blue Knights International LEMC Patch with the Germany Chapters listed.
The Blue Knights Germany VII Patch. This is a link to their website: http://www.blueknights-germany7.de/index.html. They are also from Weiden Germany which is 200 km North of Munich. To view their city information (A beautiful area of Germany) see this link: http://www.weiden-oberpfalz.de/index_en.php
Here Georg and Gunda present us with their Blue Knights Germany VII USA Coast to coast T-shirts..All Blue Knights TX XX members at the BBQ received one..
The front of the T-shirt
The T-shirt given to me by Georg..
The T-shirt given to me by Georg..
They were impressed with Doug's beard and Gunda personally presented this appropriate gift to Doug, a brush, that Doug immediately starting using
We all headed back to the bay area of the building to take group pictures. This is the WFPOA sign on the wall there..
The group photo. WFPOA BLDG 3-23-09
Gunda gets the honor of cutting the cake
Georg checks the route for tomorrows run to Amarillo Texas, where the Blue Knights TX X will be hosting them
The last pic of this post is of Ernst, Maria & Guney. I was going to take pics at breakfast of them on their bikes and at breakfast but I woke up sick & ended up going to the doctor. But Doug & David took them to breakfast and for a tour of the WFPD. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Georg, Gunda, Ernsy, Maria & Guney and I look forward to visiting Germany and seeing them again. They are always welcome here with us and on behalf of the Blue Knights TX XX, I thank them for the honor the Blue Knights Germany VII gave us by stopping here in Wichita Falls Texas.
Scroll way down for more rides, events & posts and don't forget to click on the "older posts" link at the bottom of EACH page for more rides and posts. Check out North Texas Bikers (1) at http://www.jjskewlstuff.blogspot.com/ for rides, events & posts from January 08-November 08. Until next post, ya'll be careful out there, ride safe, keep the rubber on the road & pray for our Troops & Rodney................JOHN