Wow awakening at 4:30AM on a saturday is a rude awakening....but once awake, showered, dressed and packed my back pack for the day. I was told by a friend to take a back pack to put all the stuff in you collect through the day......boy was Mike right!! It weighed a ton by the end of the day.
The plan for the day was to enter all the competitions I could find, pick up all the brochures I could find and sit on as many bikes as I could. Check, check and check. We three moto divas sure did that.
So as the day started, hopped into my little car and drove down to the meeting place, and of course as usual, I am always the first to arrive anywhere, and always by a good amount of time, so I sat and waited.
Soon my riding buddies arrived and after getting out of the cars, jumping around with excitement we awaited the scared Martin and Kevin to arrive. Oh and while waiting, we still couldnt figure out why the fire ambulance across the road starting beeping his siren?? Was it at the 3 mature woman jumping around at 5:15am in the morning?
The guys arrived and after the hugs and screams we got into Kevins NICE escalade with the cream leather seats and so many lights inside that it looked like a christmas tree. We pulled out of the parking lot to a cheer from us girls of "woo we are on our way"!!
It wasnt long before the guys were hearing "are we there yet" and then we got to Swartz Bay and boarded the ferry.
Now dont think the ride onto the ferry was uneventful, cause it wasnt. Amidst the girls cheering , our lane started to move and we were directed up the ramp.....now BC Ferry staff...note here that you need to space cones so that it is actually possible for a vehicle to make it around the curves, and not dead end a lane into another lane! Oh and then to the young man who was waving us onto the ramp, if you want us to stop, use the right signals!! Poor Kevin got glared at by the young man and yelled at to stop....
BUT did we care - no not at all cause we was a heading to the motorcycle show.....
We ended up with the best parking spot in the house - right up front with a view. That is as long as the ferry didnt have a HARD landing again. haha We met up with another rider friend Richard who came over and spoke with us.
We got into the line up for the yummy ferry white spot breakfasts, after getting our food and sitting down, I had to go and purchase a second cup of coffee. The first one was a little on the spicy side, I had mistakenly put salt and pepper in my coffee instead of the sweetner! Oops what can I say - excitement and the early hour contributed to that oopsy. lol
The trip sure didnt seem to take too long with all the excitement and the window shopping in the gift store! Its sure expensive on the ferry.
It was time to get back in the van and get reading to get off the ferry.
Then we were off and heading out to the show....now you would think, Kevin had a pretty nice GPS on board, yet still asked for directions. Darlene was getting directions from her blogging friend Bob, Cindy was messaging her hubby for directions, Martin was using the GPS on his phone and Martin was looking at the GPS in his car and also directions that were given to him.....they all had different directions - BUT we made it.
No potty breaks were had from the ferry to the show and so we had two highly caffeinated and doing the potty dance in the line up waiting for the doors to open, cracking jokes and trying not to laugh. Finally we got in and everyone immediately disappeared to the closest bathrooms.
AND NOW the show began. I was absolutely overwhelmed by how much was there and how many people! Holy cow it was HUGE. I didnt know where to start so the plan was to methodically work out way around the building in quarters.............that kind worked but Princess Scooterpie, like me, is very easily sidetracked, like kids in a candy store!
My favourite colour is yellow so of course this attracted me, I like Kawasakis too. I realized that these sport bikes arent so bad afterall - this one I could pretty much sit upright which is what I want.