When Rick and I pulled into the Walmart parking lot in Brunswick on Sunday, August 11th at about 10:10, there were already at least a dozen (maybe more) members milling around under the chilly, blue sky.
We smiled, shared some hugs, said our hellos, and chatted a bit before our fearless leader, Andy Dorman, led us out of the lot at 10:30 to begin the drive through the countryside with a destination of The Ice Cream Man in Greenwich, NY.
In total, seventeen cars wound a colorful line through some of the most beautiful back roads in Upstate New York.
As our group rumbled through Johnsonville into Buskirk, we came across a covered bridge and a black mailbox on the corner sporting the number “911.”
Our travels continued through Cambridge and several other small towns as we took in the scenery including rusted metal roofs on old red barns, numerous colonial brick houses, cornfields and stretches of thick woods.
The sun sparking off the rearview mirror made it a little difficult to get a decent shot of the parade of cars lined up behind us.
The drive was so relaxing and beautiful that we were almost disappointed when we saw the sign for our destination.
But the list of ice cream flavors on the board over the counter quickly sucked us in, and we were like a bunch of little kids trying to decide what we wanted. I think most members would agree that it was hard to pick just one! The next decision was small? Medium? Large? The small was pretty darn big, so those of us who are a bit more calorie conscious went for the small, although we some of us couldn’t resist the sprinkles.
All in all, it was a great time. The simplicity of the trip added to the charm and relaxation. Thank you so much to Andy Dorman for setting it up and handling all the details.
Don’t forget these upcoming events!
August 16 and 17 DE at Lime Rock – For more details, check the calendar!
Sep 14 – 15, 2019 The Zone 1 Autocross is a two-day event. There will be a different course each day. PCA’s Parade Competition Rules (PCR’s) for Medium Sized Regions are used for classifying cars. Entrants must compete both days in order to trophy.
There will be a team Challenge for all PCA Regions. Registration opens 8:00 a.m. sharp, first car off approximately 9:15 a.m. both days. All participants must be current PCA members. Porsche cars only.
Cost: $70/person early registration on or before 9/4/19. $95/person after 9/4/19
Online registration via clubregistration.net only. Registration fees are for one or two days.
No on-site registration the day of the event. Registration is open until 9/10/19.
Where to stay: Springhill Suites by Marriott, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434
Phone: 978-772-3030 http://devenscommoncenter.com
Rate: $139/night + tax Refer: “ACP” for group rate or all and reference “Zone 1 Porsche Club”
Who to talk to: Zone 1 Autocross Chair: Dan Fishkind, firstname.lastname@example.org or (631)748-2727. Zone 1 Autocross Registrar: Graham Mingst, email@example.com or (516) 939-2287