Yet another fine example of what we can do as a club!
did we have a big group this year with lots of members, vehicles and
guests. Glen V was the first to arrive at the TxDot parking lot and
had his CJ2A unloaded about the time Scott S arrived driving his
M38A1. Shortly thereafter, Herb showed up driving his GPW and Rick H
driving his M38A1. Jim S and his daughter Shirley B arrived in Bill's
M151A1, and Scott's dad John showed up about the same time. Bill B
made it in followed by Madison H driving his M37, John K pulling his MB,
Danny K pulling his M37 along with Fred H. Then JH shows up in his
freshly painted M35A2 to round out the big trucks. Danny's friend
Sarge was also present wearing the same uniform he had worn when he was in
Once everyone had done the meet and greet and prepared
their vehicles, we headed out to the Congress Ave bridge where we were
staged #38 this year. As we were staged early, the lineup of club
vehicles was quite impressive only being outdone by the Corvette club this
year in sheer number of vehicles. The usual groups were there that
we run into at other events including the USMC guys and their red trailer
with the M38A1. There was one other WWII 1/4 ton that was present in
the parade but nobody knew who he was.
As the bridge began to fill up
with participants, Robin P, came strolling up in her flight suit.
Robin is currently stationed at Dyess AFB in Abilene and in B1 bomber
training. Danny and Scott had a good time catching up on her
About 9:45 the parade began and we meandered up Congress Ave
at a leisurely pace. With cool temperatures and a bit of light
clouds, the crowds were significant for this years event. Along the
parade route we ran into Jeni L, newsletter guru, and later at the
tail-end of the parade up at the Capitol was Club VP Ward B.
back South to TxDot was uneventful except for all the traffic redirection
going on due to construction. However everyone made it back safe or
departed on the way.
Overall, an excellent event with a great bunch of
Don't forget today - THANK A VET!