We were getting all of the things together for our little trip to Big Bend. Jackie and Rob came over and dropped off all of their camping gear, so that they did not have to carry it on their bikes. My brother brought over his motorcycle and camping gear as well. We had a truck load full of camping gear and food for the trip. The guys came over on Tuesday to help me load the bikes onto the trailer and get the trailer set up. I had to change the bulb in the truck as we had a tail light out. Things went smoothly and after about 35 minutes we were drinking a beer and talking about the trip. Excitement was in the air.
The bikes all clean and shiny, looking forward to the 550 mile trip. Later that evening we had severe thunderstorms in the area. Dave called and said that they were getting hail at their house and I might want to bring the bikes and trailer into the garage. This was a good idea. I jumped out of bed, opened the garage and backed in the trailer. It was raining hard and I was soaked! We dropped the trailer and went to bed. It never hailed at the house but it is always better to be safe than sorry.