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Today was the final day of the convention. The business meeting was in the morning, during which time the membership voted on the convention location for 2015… drum roll…Atlantic Canada, specifically, Moncton, New Brunswick. Beth is looking forward to that, since we have not been to that part of Canada and didn’t take the opportunity to tour there when we were in Maine for an earlier convention. During the free time between the meeting and the banquet, we were able to take a ride to Crater lake, about 100 miles south of Bend.
We made a quick out-and-back trip to Crater Lake. Just below the lake is an area that is covered in pumice. Almost nothing grows there.
We rode up to an observation point and took lots of pictures of the lake…
… and of some wild flowers.
Back at the Riverhouse, the convention dinner was followed by the awards ceremony. They listed statistics (256 members, 81 guests in attendance), miles ridden to convention, districts with the most attendees. Awards were given for 10, 30, 35, 50 (3 new Golden Life members) and 65 years of membership.
Also, Beth finished in the top 10 of DRRR – placing 6th, but not high enough for a trophy. She made a wrong turn and was 2 minutes late to the last check point. She was also 1 minute late at two other check points. The new bike and new clock presented challenges. Now she knows the degree of inaccuracy of the odometer and how to read the minute hand.
It has been a great 4 days in Bend, enjoying the low humidity, twisty roads and wonderful scenery. Friday we’ll start home by way of Twin Falls, ID, places in Utah and New Mexico, and Oklahoma City.