Saturday, August 16, 2008

Tail of the Dragon Ride

Here we are heading to Fontana Dam where we are to meet up with a few more Cobras. Richard was just tickled to be driving with so many other Cobras

We drove across the dam and parked for a minute, then decided to go over on the other side where they had a gift shop, overlook and thank God, restrooms.

As you can imagine all the guys love talking to each other about there cars, of course this many Cobras also create a crowd, so none of us got a shot without lots of people in them, but that's fine, you can still see what fun we had.

We met up after our first ride through the dragon to chat some more, about the ride and the cars, of course the cars. lol. Luckily I was not alone, there were four of us brave women that rode with our husbands (big kids really) This last shot was of us gathered after going back through the dragon and meeting at Deal's Gap for lunch.
We had a nice lunch and ended up sitting with Allen and his dad. After lunch everyone went there own way. We hit the gift shop before leaving, then decided to head to Maggie Valley for the night. We stopped in Sylva to find a auto parts store. The car was making a noise we'd never heard before so we thought we aughta check it out. So we took the front tire off and checked to see if anything was loose. And of course we had to do this while keeping an eye on a big black cloud heading our way. We didn't find anything real loose, nothing that would cause a serious problem. So we headed on our way. We got a few miles down the road and it started raining on us, no bad, but the rain tends to come over the windshield and peg Richard in the forehead, making it hard to drive. So we pulled over and put the top on in the rain. We drove to Maggie Valley got a hotel room at a small locally owned hotel and after I got into dry clothes we headed out to find a place to eat. After dinner we stopped at a few shops and then back to our room for an early night. Our room was right on the creek so we slept with our window open to hear the creek.

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