Mother’s Day Weekend 2014 in Clarksdale, MS was one for the record books as far as having a great time......just having a GREAT time by enjoying everyone's company! We had a threat of some really bad weather but someone up above was watching out for us the entire three days. About 50 Motor Maids with their security crew arrived at the famous Hopson Plantation and The Shack Up Inn all by Friday afternoon. We were also in for a treat with our special guest Kevin Bean’re “The Mayor Of Fun” from the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis whom was on hand to guarantee we had a blast! Districts represented were as follows; LA, MS, AR, AL, GA, TN TX, MI, OH, IN, FL, and our high mileage winner was from Colorado! Gail Hess rode 1200 miles to win the high mileage award. Gail and husband Mike would travel over 3000 miles touring the SOUTH before they made it back home! This winner was followed by many more ladies near the 1000 mile mark to get to Mississippi for Mother’s Day Weekend.
We started our Friday night off with a BBQ prepared by the owners of the Hopson Plantation Commissary. They did a great job and we were able to pass out our awards and surprise Bev Woods and Debbie Voss with a slice of birthday cake for their upcoming birthdays. Kevin Bean’re also did a special book signing for those that wanted to get a copy of his latest book Motorcycle Nomad. After dinner a few decided to round up and head downtown to check out the famous “Ground Zero Blues Club” owned by Morgan Freeman. We saw a few famous folks, Bob Dylan’s guitar player and Stan Shaw from the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes”. You just never know who you will see when you are in Clarksdale!
We finished our evening off back at the Shacks for just some great conversation and a little guitar picking from Bill and Kim Hathcock in the Robert Clay Shack. The perfect end to a perfect day and NO RAIN!
Saturday morning we got up bright and early and headed over to the Hopson Commissary again for our breakfast buffet. Then it was time for our group pictures! Bean’re was so kind to let us use him as our centerpiece so to speak for our pictures. We think he kind of liked it too. After pictures we were off to town to visit the Delta Blues Museum. If you are ever in this part of MS don't miss this attraction. The cabin Muddy Waters was born in is on display. This museum was helped in part by members of ZZ Top, to get it off the ground. It is a very well put together museum, with some great Blues History exhibits. If you don't learn some history here about the BLUES, it's your own fault. Then we walked around town and almost on every corner was someone playing the BLUES and I mean the real BLUES too. What an experience, art galleries, guitar shops, nice places to eat, world famous hot tamales, and last but not least the FAMOUS CROSSROADS! All of this is part of the Mississippi Blues Trail, a don’t miss bucket list kind of weekend for sure. We had our Saturday night meal of good ole’ Fried Mississippi Catfish at GROUND ZERO with about 45 in attendance for dinner. After dinner we headed back to the Shacks to sit out in the center of the grounds. The guitars and other musical instruments appeared and the night was off to a full swing of great memories with my Motor Maid sisters! Can’t wait until we are together again, the road is always an open invitation to see them.