March Getaway offered a much needed weekend retreat, with assurances we would be out and about on our bikes soon. Richibucto Resort in New Brunswick welcomed us to cozy cabins nestled in the woods, with a fresh blanket of snow on top of the winter’s earlier layers. The scenery was spectacular with the snow framing the cabins, edging the road and covering the lake behind our weekend homes. Activities were plentiful as they are each year and no one was without a pastime during the weekend. Shopping and casino opportunities were close by for those itching to drive a bit more in the fresh snow. Spot It was a hit again this year, a game requiring quick visual scanning and lightning fast reflexes. Crib challenged our math skills and beginners luck proved to be the case for one of the winners. Spoons, a card game incorporating a set of brightly coloured spoons, was probably the favourite of the weekend although blood was drawn in one of the grabs. The annual puzzle contest was popular again this year, with 3 groups competing for bragging rights. Potluck offerings provided, as usual, more than we could consume, and desserts were plentiful this year. Ongoing serious and light hearted conversations never ceased until late at night. We left rejuvenated and ready for a thaw.
Monthly meetings have kept us connected and sharing plans for exciting times to come as the weather allows. In March, members from NS and NB met in Moncton at Rossano's Restaurant.
Our meeting in April saw two members ride their bikes, while most members came by car since many bikes were still in storage. Our hostesses, Catherine and Sandra, put on an exceptional lunch of seafood chowder and a selection of pies to die for. We lived up to our reputation as a district of pie connoisseurs.
A sure sign of impending motorcycle season in Atlantic Canada is a motorcycle show. ACMM members from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia joined forces at Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic in Halifax, welcoming and informing visitors about women riders and the Motor Maid organization. Almost 10,000 people attended the show, with many stopping by the ACMM booth for information and a chance to win our fabulous gift basket.