Trail of Tears --  Saturday Update

   Good morning everyone.  I am at McFarland Park next to the beautiful Tennessee River in Florence, Alabama.  We had a wonderful ride Saturday, other than just a little bit of rain.  We left our motel room about 6 AM, and lined up near the TN River in Chattanooga.  Met with some friends from Bikers for Christ from L A (Lower Alabama) and had some good fellowship there; a big prayer for safety.  I see these fellows every year --  its really good to see them. 

   The ride stopped for lunch in Fayetteville Tennessee --  a wonderful host.  They had us come in the fairgrounds, which was fairly large.  It was filled up with motorcycles.  I do not know the numbers yet;  I'm sure it was close to 100,000.  There was a small pow-wow going on there, and that was very entertaining. 

   The only accident that happened was a passenger on a bike, for some reason, leaned way over, maybe to tie her shoe, and caused the motorcycle to get out of balance.  They ended up wrecking with a slight injury of a broken ankle.  It could have been a lot worse. 

    We are preparing to go to Oklahoma this morning, leaving from Tuscumbia, Alabama at 8 AM.  This will be the hardest part of the ride.  We are going to be in Pine Bluff, Arkansas tonight.  That's in the neighborhood of 10 or 11 hours motorcycle riding. 

   Please continue to pray for us.  I hope you all have a wonderful service Sunday morning.  We start our Irresistible Invitation study.  I hope everybody enjoys it.  I'm going to try to catch up with you all as far as reading it this evening.

God Bless.    Phil 

Chattanooga News report on the Riders

Video Report on passing through Fayetteville

New paper report from Fayetteville

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