Hosted by Judy & Ray McIntosh
Departed at 0930!
And Later, things got a little confused!
Mystery Lunch Run
September 29, 2019
Ray and Judy’s September lunch run should have satisfied anyone who complained about too much freeway mileage or not enough scenic roads in any of this year’s past MLRs. It was both scenic and off the beaten track.
It was a cool morning to start with although the sun did grace the group as the day wore on. Our less- than-sure count of cars was about 35, not including a guest from Idaho who joined us at Kohl’s but was not able to do the run. Our estimated head count was 65-ish. Norm and Ronette brought along some guests as usual and Leo Biller brought Rosemary. She must like us since we have seen her for both breakfast and lunch in the last couple of weeks. We certainly like her. Lana brought along one of her friends as well. We are glad she is able to join us for these events. As always, we had some singles as well as the usual couples.
Ray and Judy led the way and Rob and Daryl brought up the rear, trying to make sure no one got left behind (although not always succesful in that task). Thank heavens for cell phones because the radios don’t work perfectly with a line of 35 cars, especially when the route has lots of turns and stop signs. The group wound their way through Temecula’s wine and horse country, along Sage Rd and Cactus Valley and into Hemet via Domenigoni and then Warren. Our potty stop was at Gosch Chevrolet, where the manager provided coffee and bathroom facilities. Then we continued on through the dairy farms and up onto Gilman Springs Road. Our instructions at the drivers’ meeting were that we would only be on a freeway for a VERY brief time and that was true – we were supposed to be on the 60 westbound for exactly one exit. Unfortunately, not everyone heard the VERY part of very brief and kept going, but we managed to use those darn cell phones and haul them back into line.
We headed up Redlands Blvd and San Timoteo Canyon Road and onto Oak Glen Road, then into Yucaipa, where we finally made our last u-turn into the parking lot for American Road Trip, a fun and casual restaurant with a menu providing choices for everyone’s appetite. Who knows how Ray and Judy found this place? We don’t! It was a great, and for some challenging, lunch run. We thank the McIntoshes for all their organization!