Gathering of the Clams- 2016 The Club Store is open for business. The Gathering of the Clams HQ The Chef's ride. Unlike a child he is unseen but heard. Registration. Where's Doc? Let the relaxing begin. Someone is already napping... it's Mike-eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Red tag, blue tag, cabin, tent...wonder where the Gansett went...Roy? MOA Rallly 1 woman per 100 men. GOTC Rally 1 woman per 10 men. Ladies always add to the rally ambiance. Time to start eating. Little necks, awesome chowdah, and snappy saugys and chorizo with all the fixins. The clams begin to gather. Newbies "There's only one true BMW and that's the GS." Trained by US border patrol agents nobody gets in without a visa. There's only one true BMW motorcycle and that's the airhead. "The only true BMW motorcycle is the K-bike." "The only true BMW is the RT." Not exactly sure what's going on here. Could be a K overdose. "Should I get something to eat or short sheet Carl's bunk? I can eat anytime." Awesome accomodations. Ample showers. Spotless toilets...with running water. Clean sinks with lots of room for everyone and FREE soap. Frank won again this year. Can no one mount a challenge? Everything starts at the registration desk...including the rumors Arrivals all afternoon on Friday and into the night. Old friends meet again at the Gathering of the Clams. I asked for cabin 3 and you people put me in cabin 4. I want to see the head clam! Carl steps in and as head clam gets things straightend out for the guys from City Beemers. Campers galore. Friday evening supper is a hit. The chowdah was awesome this year. Master chef Jimmy Carter turns out a mean saugy. No one went away hungry. "Surprise, surprise, surprise," Gomer Pyle USMC Moe n' Sue Getting the nod of approval from the chef is always a coveted achievement if you are involved with serving food. Frank... not so much. The first fire. Friday night. Frank and Paola get an earful and quickly learn that the GS is the only true BMW model. Tom's not convinced. Doesn't have a BMW. Early firetime on Friday. Joyce and Frineds provide live music on Friday night. Hula girl dances to the music. Full moon Friday night with a bit of a chill in the air. Perfectamundo! The zombies awake for breakfast Saturday morning. Bill's special camp. Pancakes, a breakfast staple, made their appearance Saturday morning in abundance. No one leaves a clam rally hungry. Larry from Nebraska. The head clam awakes! The only true BMW is a boxer twin! President Tom K and Joe EEEEEEEEEEEE! The trike project Saturday night food prep in the kitchen. The making of an awesome feast. Bill was the chicken master. Harry and Frank prepped all the veggies. The lobstahs did their part. Fortunately no animal rights activists were around. The perfect end to a perfect day.