COTV Picnic at the
Well, we wanted a change of pace from Wolf Creek Park where we have had our club picnic for a few years and we got it. Pam and Dayton Taylor offered their home and “unusual” grounds as the setting and a group of us enjoyed a warm Sunday exploring all the property had to offer.
Arrival was scheduled for about 11am and we parked and toted our chairs and coolers of drinks down the driveway to the Taylors’ back yard, which is really the result of a major collector’s fantasies gone wild. Aside from the lovely pool area with custom bar and the patios and shaded lawn that back the house, there is the collection of vintage trailers, in various stages of renovation from just found to completely remodeled in period style. Throw in part of a Western town with Saloon and Jail, some renovated cars and motor homes, a tea house for the ladies who might want to partake,,,, and let your imagination do the rest.
After the usual chatting and catching up with members we haven’t seen much of lately and the exploring of the grounds, lunch was served. There were 3 kind of chicken (grilled, crispy and original) with green beans and mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, coleslaw, fruit salad, pulled pork and barbecue sauce and rolls and butter. Once everyone had filled their plates and stomachs, the desserts appeared – huge apple pies, chocolate cake and a variety of gigantic cookies.
We wish that all the members had been able to attend – but it was good seeing some who can’t make all the meetings, like Ron and Darlene Rich, Jim and Susan Lokken, and Gary Miranda. We missed seeing Linda Vilgiate, Sandi Steed, Bob Clark, and Tom Nagle but were glad their spouses came along anyhow. Of course, we were all thrilled to see, Ed Keefer and Leigh Dutton, and to meet Leigh’s daughter (who we hope will join COTV soon.)
Make sure you mark your calendar for next year – as soon as we decide where and when next year’s picnic will be. It is a great opportunity to spend time getting to know your fellow club members in a relaxed setting. Who knows how we will top 2014 though!