If you have never experienced lunch at the Historic Blessing Hotel…you really should put that on your bucket list! In fact, The Blessing Hotel “WAS” just recently featured on the Texas Bucket List television program and it is definitely a Texas hot spot! Our second Saddle Up Saturday ride to Blessing was absolutely one of my most favorite rides! We could not have had more perfect weather. The morning was a little overcast which made for a nice, comfortable ride to Blessing. And by lunch time, it was blue skies and lots of beautiful sunshine for the rest of the day!
We took off from Louis Restaurant on Hwy. 6 and had only gone a couple of miles when we came upon a Little League Parade in Hitchcock turning on to Hwy. 6. After sitting still for a couple of minutes, we decided to take a side road in an effort to bypass the parade, and ended up with a front row seat as the parade had turned down the very next street before we could cross it. So we got off our bikes and started scrambling to catch all of the candy and beads they were throwing at us! Evidently, the kids loved our motorcycles! That was a fun start to our day!
The ride to Blessing was absolutely beautiful! Our Road Captain, Nick Arevalo, truly out did himself as he took us on some beautiful, scenic back roads which some of us had never experienced before. We even rode past a crawfish farm! Any way, by the time we arrived in Blessing, we were more than ready to chow down on some good old country style food at the Blessing Cafe. And what a spread they had! Chicken fried steak, fried chicken, liver and onions and just about every vegetable you could imagine…and then there was the peach cobbler! All you could eat, with tea…for just 10 bucks! The place was packed, and we met other bikers while we were there including some Patriot Guard riders out of Corpus Christi. After lunch we took a little tour around the hotel and then we were off to the Blessing American Legion where the Auxiliary was sponsoring a huge BBQ cook off. Sadly, the Post was not open but we met some really nice people outside, including some of the Auxiliary and Post members.
We left Blessing in search of a place to wet our whistle before heading on to the Angleton Post and we came upon this really cool place called the Neon Moon in Bay City. A very nice establishment with lots of friendly people. After a couple of cold ones, we headed out for Angleton where we were greeted by some of their new Legion Rider members. They opened the bar especially for us and the atmosphere was so nice and open. They took us on a little tour and their Legion Hall was huge! It had a band stand in one corner, a nice sized dance floor and a big kitchen in the back of the hall. They have a dance with a band every Friday night and they told us that it is always packed. And by the way. . . the entire facility is non-smoking. We had such a great time with every one there and before we knew it. . . it was time to leave so that we could stop by Post 89 in Texas City where they had a Celebration Of Life for a local friend and we got to enjoy some nice music and a bite to eat before we all went our separate ways.
Be sure to save the date and plan on joining us for our next Saddle Up Saturday on April 29th! We are currently in the process of planning another awesome, fun filled ride so stay tuned to find out where we’re going and all of the details. Here’s a video of the day’s highlights. . .