MLR48

.

.

Round and Round We Go 

& We End Up…

Right Where We Started!

.

.

Terry and Wendy Converse led a Sunday drive through the countryside on a lovely, mild and sunny day to welcome in the Fall. Twenty-two cars (and one motorcycle and Dayton!) met at the Kohl’s parking lot to catch up and compare notes for those who had been traveling during the Summer. (Italy for 6 weeks, Ed and Marie Filardo – lucky dogs!!!) Terry had to break into dueling conversations to start the drivers’ meeting, in which he laid out the first few steps of the ride – down Temecula Parkway to Front Street, through Old Town, left on Rancho California Road and then re-group. Pretty simple so far…right?

The next steps seemed pretty simple as well – Rancho California to De Luz and left for a long way. However, the group fragmented into two smaller sub-groups – the first eight cars who motored through the dips and leafy lanes of the area behind the Converses’ red ’63, admiring the ranches and homes, and the rest of the cars, which moved at a very leisurely pace, increasing the gap until there was nothing in sight behind Doug and Marilyn in the #8 car. We never rejoined during the circular route that took us through the hills and dales of De Luz and Sandia Creek Roads and back to Rancho California and right on Front St. this time.

Our final destination was the porch of the Gambling Cowboy. As the first group parked and made their way into the restaurant, the larger group reappeared and we all got to the restaurant within a short time of each other. Leigh Dutton, who did not drive, met us all for the meal. Wendy and Terry had arranged a set menu with a choice of 4 lunches: Roast Turkey Sandwich, Prime Rib Dip, Steak Burger (and a big one at that!) and Salmon Chophouse Salad. All were very appetizing and generous servings so everyone got plenty to eat.

The weather was great, the route was spectacular and the food delicious – but it is the camaraderie of the COTV that made it another wonderful Sunday for a Mystery Lunch Run! Thanks Terry and Wendy for planning such a memorable day!

.

.

CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR PICS FROM RAY & JUDY !

CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR PICS FROM ROB & DARYL !