That was a prayer I remember hearing as a kid, and it sure was appropriate today. We had nine riders in our expedition through Carbon Canyon to Flo’s Airport Cafe this morning, and it was great. First, a few of the great guys who rode with us…
Flo’s was packed, and as I mentioned, I had ridden out there earlier in the week to see if I could talk them into a reservation (they told me on the phone the answer was no). But during the week they took my name. When we arrived at Flo’s, I went to the counter to tell them I had been in earlier and I got the same story (politely, of course): They don’t do reservations. But I had a lucky break. There was a tall dude behind the counter who looked very familiar and who was obviously in charge of running the place. He recognized me before I recognized him. To my great surprise, it was my old buddy Harvey.
Harvey and I worked together for many years at Aerojet Ordnance making cluster bombs and A-10 ammo (good times, those were), and then as the So Cal defense scene wound down in the late 1980s and early 1990s, we went our separate ways. I ended up at Layne, where I hired Harvey as a Project Manager.
Harvey took good care of us today, and we had a table in minutes. Harvey is a super nice guy, and in case you’re wondering, that’s not a staged photo. He really is that tall, and his personality matches his stature. One of the guys asked him just how tall he was, and Harvey laughed. “I’m 6′ 11″,” he said, “but usually when I’m asked that question I tell people I’m 4′ 35″.”
Here’s a quick shot of our group enjoying a fabulous breakfast this morning. From left to right around the table, it’s Marty 1, Willie (Baja traveler extraordinaire and the world’s most interesting man), Twin Peaks Steve, Alejandro, Matt (aka the Facebook Meme Master), Marty 2, and Indian Steve.
And the food? All I can say is: Wow! I only took two photos, but you get the idea…
It was a good morning and a good ride, and it was something different for us.
Hey, you know what that means? It’s time to start thinking about the September CSC ride, folks. If you have ideas, shoot them into us!