1st Annual Country Jam Poker Ride!

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1st Annual Country Jam Poker Ride!

Wow! What a fun Friday I had!

I went on the 1st Annual Country Jam Poker Run. We rode about 130 miles in a loop across the Grand Mesa. There are over 200 lakes and the pine trees smelled sooo good! It was a gorgeous ride!

We had 5 stops for Poker cards. I had a 2, 4, 7, 9, and 10 all unsuited. It can't get much worse of a hand than that! LOL!  But I did win some great Raffle prizes, most of which I donated back to the charity. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. They were the cause we were supporting on the ride. It is to help Wounded Warriors and other Soldiers enjoy time camping at a special camp in the wilderness. However I did keep the raffle tickets for Moses Leather in Grand Junction! That's my favorite store for Biker gear! It's an awesome shop run by Moses and Nancy. They have so much leather gear and biker stuff! They are always so generous and donate gift certificates to the motorcycle rides for charity. Stop by and check out Moses Leather next time you ride through Grand Junction!

The poker run started and ended at Allen Unique Autos. Tammy Allen is the owner of one of the MOST AMAZING car collection ever! She is a wonderful lady, I had so much fun visiting with her. She has a great heart, and is a very interesting gal, and so passionate about the cars and other interests she is involved in. We enjoyed a great Bar-B-Que while hanging out in her Car Museum.

Then rode over to the Country Jam Festival and spent the evening with all the Country Stars enjoying their performance. It was Military Day at the Jam and the performances were awesome! We had special parking at the VIP gate for our bikes, and full access to the huge Country Club tent, that was air cooled with a free food buffet, snacks, and discounted drinks. Then back stage passes to meet Trace Adkins! ALL of the interviews with the Country Stars were done in the Country Club Tent just a few feet from our table. It was so much FUN!

Trace Adkins and me!

Dang! I finally get a pic with Trace Adkins and I have FLAT hair from my doo-rag and my motorcycle ride. What's a girl to do?! Answer: SMILE, SMILE, SMILE! Ain't he a HANDSOME HUNK!!! Whew! We were hoping he would make it in time to go on the ride with us, but he didn't. We're gonna try again next year, The activities manager for the stars had a bike for him, but he just got in too late to go. :(

Grand Mesa is one of the many treasures less than an hour from my home. It is the world's largest flat top mountain, with over 200 lakes! There are deer, elk, moose, bear, and lots of wildlife, so you cruise along nice and easy and enjoy the view!

Grand Mesa

Grand Mesa

Grand Mesa

Elk on Grand Mesa

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Cheryl Dickson
970-462-5100 Wichita Falls, TX

Staff - Wichita Falls Association  of Realtors

eMail: InspectASAP@aol.com

Retired Realtor-GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Comments (12)

Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Cheryl.

You finaly got to meet Trace Atkins...WOW.

Do you have his number? I have a few songs to pitch to him.

No I really do. I like the biker poker runs. I used to have a bike but no longer. The wife says they are way too unsafe. I shake my head and give in. LOL

Greta shots of the great state of Colorado.

Best, Clint McKie  

Jun 23, 2012 01:01 AM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Hey Clint! No phone number for Trace,  :( LOL! But I bet you could google him and find out how to send him your songs! :) I wonder if you'll get back into riding again? After my 5 right knee surgeries, I thought I never would...but, 25 years later, and I'm back in the saddle! Having a blast!

Jun 23, 2012 01:17 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Cheryl --- nice to see you back in the Rain -- Looks like you had a good great time on the Country Jam Poker Ride/Run.   

Jun 23, 2012 08:35 AM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Hi Michael! Thank You! Yes, it sure was alot of fun and much needed! LOL! Gotta get out and enjoy some free time, instead of work, work, working all the time. :)

 

Jun 23, 2012 01:04 PM
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666 - Roseville, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

This place couldn't be more beautiful Cheryl.  What a great cause and what a good time for all.  These poker runs are really fun, whether by car or by bike.  Our corvette club used to have several of these per year but never for such a great cause as Wounded Warriers.  Semper Fi.

Jun 23, 2012 03:00 PM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Hi Doug! Yes it was so breathtaking! The fresh air and scent of pine trees was so relaxing! Trace Adkins always does as much as he can for the military, and this event was no exception. They had tribute video playing on the Jumbo-Tron, showing our soldiers in action, and the sacrifices they make, that really touched our hearts and makes us so Thankful and Grateful for all of our soldiers past and present.

Jun 23, 2012 03:09 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Cheryl...Glad you're back and what a story you have to tell. Today we can't even see Grand Mesa due to the smoke in the air. I guess it's blowing up from the Mancos fire.

Jun 24, 2012 12:12 AM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Hi Debbie! Geez that's too bad about the smoke. Sure glad it wasn't smoky during our ride. I really loved the FRESH air! It was awesome!

 

Jun 24, 2012 03:56 AM
Vince Chinell
VICO Home Inspection - Branson, MO
CPI

Cheryl,

Glad you had a great time.  A pic with Trace Adkins, WOW!  I went on a "dice run" in Northern Arkansas last week end and had the same hand you had.  In fact if we had put our two hands together we would have had 5 pair!?!  Didn't win anything but had a beautiful day. The mountains in Colorado still are the best for a bike ride.  Be safe on that big bike of yours.

Jun 24, 2012 12:58 PM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Thank You Vince. Such a coincidence to have the same cards! Glad you had a fun ride on the dice run. Looking forward to lots of rides this year. Just got new tires on, and "the loud horn" just arrived. Stebel Nautilus Compact Motorcycle Horn Kit - Chrome (I still need to have the horn installed.) Then it's pipes! Probably the Cobra classic deluxe slash-cut, but still undecided. Keep the rubber on the road...ride safe!

Jun 24, 2012 02:03 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

1st Annual Country Jam Poker Ride sounds like a blast Cheryl!  Okay I took weekend off and was happily surprised to see you back in the Rain this morning!  Hope all is well with you -

Jul 01, 2012 05:48 PM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Hi John! Kinda found time to get back in the rain! Hoping to hang out here alot more, now that I can find a little spare time. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Jul 02, 2012 12:05 AM