Possum Kingdom April 2022

Row of Beauty

THURSDAY Once again we headed to PK for three days of riding our favorite two- wheel vehicles. PK has four things that makes it a great area for riding: good roads, good food, good scenery, and not much traffic. For the first time (for me) we had more people in the motel than in the campground. We did our usual shakedown/dinner ride to “The Cafe” in Graford. Everywhere we went there was a little restaurant that serves a large variety of very good food. We had ten Cushmans and one Honda make the trip along with six people in cars. After a very good dinner we headed back to PK before dark.

Time to Ride!
Thursday ride to Graford
Paul and Mary Kruska,, Raymond Love, Frank Turbeville, Richards Kesselus, Karen Pickett, Mick and RJ Hudson, Marlean and Rickie Hudson, Joe and Joyce Faltinek, Jane and James Press, Gene Perry, Forrest Blaylock, and James Perry
David Pickett, Forrest Blaylock, and RJ Hudson

We crossed the Brazos River and headed to our first rest stop at the Palo Pinto Courthouse.

Palo Pinto courthouse
Park and draw someone who walks down memory lane.

FRIDAY was our day to head to Strawn for a chicken-fried steak at “Mary’s Cafe”.

Mary’s Cafe in Strawn
Joyce Faltinek and Raymond Love

SATURDAY was our day to ride to Mineral Wells where we had lunch atThe Mesquite Pit. Delicious food and great company.

Joe and Joyce Faltinek, Richard Kesselus, Don Paige, and James Perry
At lunch, Richard Kesselus was sitting with visitor, Oliver Sitrin.

Those attending the ride were:Raymond/Chrysti Love, James/Jane Press, Paul/ Mary Kruska, David/Karen Pickett, Joe/Joyce Faltinek, Rickie/Marlean Hudson, R J/Michelle Hudson, Forrest Blaylock, Don Paige, Don Henry, Richard Kesselus, Frank Turbeville, Martin Stafford, Oliver Sitrin, James Perry, Gene Perry.

A grand tour on a very well planned meet.

Thanks to Gene Perry for planning this weekend. It was great to get together with other members. Thanks to Raymond Love for driving the chase vehicle.

James and Gene Perry acting like brothers!

Central Texas Meet, Bastrop Tx May 2022

The FISH FRY DINNER, May 6, 2022

As reported by Debi Goode

                                                Bastrop Ride

One of the best highlights about the Bastrop Mother’s Day Weekend Ride is the FISH FRY DINNER, held at the Kesselus compound. Richard and Betty Kesselus open their home and property to overnighters and dinner guests for some of the best fried catfish and french fries in the area!

Richard Kesselus
Old photo but we need to confirm that JJ Mooney was a faithful helper again in 2022

J.J. Mooney fries up his special “secret recipe” cornmeal-beer-battered onion rings. (Oops! I guess the secret is out!) Guests help round out the dinner fare by bringing coleslaw, fruit and veggie trays and a variety of desserts.

Attending the Fish Fry dinner were John and Barbara Allbright, Twig and Zoe Branch, Larry and Ginger Freeze, Debi Goode, Richard and Betty Kesselus, Alex, Darren and Selvin Kesselus, Jack and Emma Miller, J.J. Mooney, Don Paige and Beth Doan,  Johnny and Joyce Pearce, Gene Perry, James and Jane Press, Richard and Diane Simpson, and          Frank Turbevillle.

Debi writes the best reports! Thank you, Debi Goode

Here are photos from Ginger Freeze and Gene Perry. The ride will be reported in full in the May newsletter. Look forward to “ the rest of the story”

Barbara and John Allbright
Emma Miller, Ginger Freeze, and Frito (the dog)
Frank Turbeville, Johnny and Joyce Pearce
Twig and Zoe Branch and Larry Freeze
Jack Miller
Gene Perry and Twig Branch
Richard and Diane Simpson
Martin Stafford waving as he passes.
James and Jane Press
Ted Grisham (?)
and Don Paige
And the Leader of the Pack—-Richard Kesselus
Saturday’s Riders

It was a great meet and look for the article in the newsletter for more details.