The Eagles Lodge... the eagle has landed (part 4 of 10)

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After lake festival fireworks ended, or so we
thought, Al, Debra, Mermaid & I were ferried
via the Great Horned Texas Amphi to the Eagles
Lodge. There we were greeted by a parking lot
full of semi sober amphibians and the full spectrum
of Amphicars all nicely lined up on display. How
often can one see such an Amphi spectacle before
the shear marvel of it wears off? Bilging never I
reckon! Once settled in with frosty amber beverages
we mingled, compared, swapped stories, and I also
gathered even more Hugh plaque signatures despite
and in between the drizzles of rain. Then it began?
Billy, Al, Mark, Dave, and others achieving speeds of?
well, I'm not sure really, but really damn fast and in
either 3rd or 4th gear and these crazed amphibians
were going down the friggin' boat ramp and into
the water!!! SPLASH? SPLASH ? SPLASH.
Next thing I know I'm in the passenger seat of Billy's
Amphi and he's got "the LOOK" in his eyes, the look
of hang on cause we're going in terribly FAST.
WHAM- KA-SPLASH- and then at that moment
we are doing an intense water wheelie - like the
engine is going under, (see photo on new digest
posting #66 titled "Billy's Splash"). Then the
inevitable backwash came in and OVER the rear
deck and into the front seat. Green Celina lake
water permeating my deepest pores. My freshly
purchased Fruit-of-the-Looms now stained green.
Yes, only green? not brown!? not yet anyway!
That my fine finned friends is another story -
part 5 where I divulge how I nearly sunk Dave
the Waves Brown Wonder. Anyway, thanks Billy?
I loved every minute of it. Hope to meet Randy
at next year's event.

'64 Turquoise
San Diego