The milling around beforehand with so many riders was unreal. I can't wait to find out how many riders participated - I know it had to be hundreds.
One of the highlights was when Santa and his 9 reindeer (yes, Rudolph was there) arrived at the dealership. They were so much fun and had everybody laughing.
As departure time neared, the reindeer and Santa took position at the front of the line - right behind the motorcycle cops. All the riders prepared. When the signal came to start the bikes it was one of the coolest sounds ever (rates right up there with being at the Nascar race)!!! I tell you the ground was rumbling with the sound of all the engines.
It was phenomenal! Interstate 35 was BLOCKED OFF people! Traffic was stopped everywhere - for our group! We headed down the highway and saw stopped cars everywhere. People waved and since I had designated myself as The Waver for Team Herman (honey, keep your hands tightly on the handlebars!) I was waving right back.
The entire route, once we were off the highway, was lined with people smiling and waving, kids jumping up and down, and everybody enjoying the spirit of Christmas. Amazing I tell you.
Once we got home we jumped on the computer to find out how many more Toy Runs there are in the area. Yes, we did find some! And yes, I have a trip to Walmart planned to get more toys to donate. It was that fun.