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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

GWRRA Wing Ding 40 - Knoxville Tennessee (August 28 - September 1, 2018)

Each year the Gold Wing Road Riders Association holds their annual motorcycle event. This year event was held in Knoxville Tennessee from August 28 to September 1, 2018.

Our home for the week was the Volunteer Park Family Campgrounds located just off I-75 north of Knoxville. The campgrounds offered nice lots with a store, laundry services, pool, and restroom/shower facilities. 

Our camp site and accommodations provided by our riding partners Rich and Darci
A foggy morning at camp
A view of some of the camp sites

fire pit and sitting area
the office, store and laundry
Welcome party and package pickup

The welcome party was held at the Museum of the Appalachia. The museum is a Smithsonian-affiliated museum featuring poineer buildings and historical exhibts.

The Museum of Appalachia, founded in 1969 by John Rice Irwin, portrays an authentic mountain farm and pioneer village, with some three dozen historic log structures, several exhibit buildings filled with thousands of authentic Appalachian artifacts, multiple gardens and free range farm animals, all set in a picturesque venue and surrounded by split-rail fences. Plus, more than 250,000 artifacts are housed in 3 multi-story exhibit buildings. These buildings contain vast collections of folk art, musical instruments, baskets, quilts, Native American artifacts, and much more.

A few of the bikes parked in the field
Waiting in line for our tickets, and goodies for the event.
Vendor Show at the Knoxville Convention Center

The 500,000-square-foot facility is positioned alongside the picturesque landscape of the World's Fair Park between the urban core of the city and the campus of the University of Tennessee.

the vendor floor
helmets and com systems
Roadsmith trikes
the vendor floor
the girls taking a break
My bike getting new LED headllights installed at the Electrical Connection booth
outside the convention center
Sunsphere outside the convention center
Dinner at Chesapeakes downtown Knoxville ....
and Calhoun's on the River were the highlights of our dining experience.



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