I hadn't realized that it was Johnstown's second scooter rally until I saw their banner when I got to the campground and found Carl and Megan, along with Michael and Trish who I'd met for the first time at C&M's wedding. They didn't go on the group ride because the weather looked miserable, and, indeed, while we were there with them it was raining lightly. Their loss was our gain, though, because if it had been sunny and warm we'd have missed seeing them entirely. I'm sure that the other scooterists, Carl's parents included, would have been fun to hang out with too, but we were happy enough getting together for a little while with folks we knew and whose company we were certain we enjoyed.
I enjoyed the spirit and the sights of the Johnstown "Buzz." Scooter balloons!
A relaxing Sunday at our host's place where we celebrated his birthday brought the visit out west to a close and it was time to head back to start another work week.
I caught this photo on the way back east. Oh, to be able to retire someday and travel like this from coast to coast at least once!
When we got back, there was water already boiling on the stove and six live lobsters waiting for me to cook them for supper. Our friend, Mike, and my sister joined us for a scrumptious seafood feast! I might have thought to get some pictures of the lobsters, but I was too busy cooking, then eating them.
Not a bad way to spend a weekend at all!
Oh, and as for "buzz." I've always wondered what it sounds like when I drive past somebody on the scooter. To me the BV sounds like a full grown motorcycle without all of that obnoxious throttling with the clutch disengaged at a red light, but is it really...
...Just a buzz?
[Update - a week later... Just found out while reading an article online about stinging insects that VESPA is the genus name for hornets. BUZZ, indeed!]