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AN UNINTENTIONAL PILGRIMAGE 2024

RIDING TO THE CROSSROADS

ROGUE and FRIENDS
6/24/2024


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 Party central at the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale Mississippi - https://www.shackupinn.com/

 This was the second year for this event, and you may be interested in seeing the article on the first event to help you get a better idea of what this is all about.

AN UNINTENTIONAL PILGRIMAGE (bikernet.com) A group of us going on a ride to deliver a Time Capsule in Clarksdale With a couple of stops on the way to meet up with others and then having a wedding cause it was time to do it.

The first year was so good everyone wanted to do it again. Well, this year was even bigger and even before it was over plans were being made for 2025. More details on that as they get worked out.

Robby Calling ?
Robby Calling ?

 

The story is that Berry Wardlaw and Robby Defazio were having a late-night phone conversation and part of it was about the movie Rough Boys and getting people that were in it and or involved with it to get together and have a party.

 Well somewhere a piece was added here and there And Let’s Duplicate Rough Boys as best we can. You may want to watch the movie at YouTube by clicking this link https://youtu.be/5MnPEeqmOfE?si=mhrHPiGPy2gVVX8B

You may want to even go back further and watch the first movie Rebel On The Highway. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8829872/

OH IF WE KEEP DOING ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE PART OF THIS I WILL NOT GET TO THIS YEARS PILGRIMAGE.

 Since people would be coming in from all over the country, they made their own plans on how to get to where they wanted to meet up with others.

Leaving Accurate Engineering
Leaving Accurate Engineering

Gas Stops Take How Long?
Gas Stops Take How Long?

Berry Wardlaw would lead a group out of his shop Accurate Engineering in Dothan Alabama and head to Muscle Shoals Alabama. Some of the people from other parts of the country would meet us there.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

While In Muscle Shoals we had a tour of FAME STUDIO. the well-known recording studio where so many in the music industry got a start.

While in town some also stopped at 3614 Jackson Highway.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals_Sound_Studio

 

Main Building
Main Building

Larger lodging named the "Rich House"
Larger lodging named the "Rich House"

 
Cotton Gin Lodging
Cotton Gin Lodging

 
Shack Housing
Shack Housing

 

Then it was on to Clarksdale and the Shack Up Inn. You really got to see this place to believe it.

Quote from Berry Wardlaw

“It's not often that so many people come from every corner of the United States just to be with one another and to honor our dear families and friends, both past and present.”

 

The Pilgrimage has a ceremony where items are added to the time capsule

 

Benny Turner and Charlie Musslewhite
Benny Turner and Charlie Musslewhite

Berry and Kelly Modlin
Berry and Kelly Modlin

 
Berry and Rogue
Berry and Rogue

There is always a ceremony, and this year Berry introduced some people to the audience with information about them, they were Benny Turner, Charlie Musslewhite, Kelly Modlin and myself.

 

Shack Up Inn Bar and Party Room
Shack Up Inn Bar and Party Room

Party Down Town
Party Down Town

 

There was partying going on in the stage area, the various lodgings and in town.

 

Some were organized for our group and others; people were free to roam around and have fun and a lot of that happened.

 
 
 
 
 
BIG BOY BERRY was VERY POPULAR 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It is no surprise that this event is so popular and that it will continue to grow. Plans are already being made for 2025. The date will May 22-25 in Clarksdale.

Berry will be riding out of Accurate Engineering on May 19th 2025 heading to Memphis.

There will be some fun stuff in Memphis on May 20-21 which is still in the organization stages and more information will be made available as it comes together.

Sometime on the 21st a group will ride the Blues Highway, Highway 61 to the Shack Up Inn.

Other groups will be coming from other parts of the country and that information will also be made available as it comes together.

All Are Welcome To Join In Where Ever They Want. This Is A Zero Pressure, Mostly Unorganized Gathering With The Greatest People On A Honorable Quest.


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