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August 2016

President's Letter

And here we are at September again. My parents were right. The older you get the faster time goes.

The next event is the Picnic Basket Drive with Trivia. Hopefully you have started thinking about your basket. If you need any help or ideas please feel free to call me. Last years event surprised everyone so I am hopeful for and even bigger showing.

I sure am ready for some cooler weather. There are still a couple of spaces for the "Great Downhill Bike Ride. September 8th.

See you at the Picnic event. Bring your appetites.

 


Happy Birthday Whips and Wheels!

Better late than never!

 Our first get together was November 12th 2005 at Paradox. January 7th, 2006 we held our first event at TLC Farm. During lunch we elected our first officers and decided on our club’s name. So, as of January 2016 our club has been enjoying driving for 10 years!


Blowing Rock August 21, 2016

BlowingRock1Faith, Jeff & I ventured up to blowing Rock to join the mule club for their weekend ride/drive. Note: we didn’t see any mules!  As per our luck lately, driving long distances UP MOUNTAINS, our truck made a nasty sound like a huge backfire. We had to SLOWLY climb the mountain since we had lost the turbo on the truck! (some gasket & hose to cool the turbo blew.) A few weeks ago, we had to put lots of $ to repair a high pressure injection pump when we tried to go to the VA horse center prior to this trip. Oh the joys of owning an older truck! We finally got to the Blowing Rock Equestrian center and as we pulled in the sky let loose! Luckily we brought rain gear with us. After checking in and waiting a few minutes the rain fizzled out to a drizzle. We unloaded Fancy, for Faith to ride, & Precious for me to drive with Jeff as navigator. We thoroughly enjoyed our day up there, the rain had cooled everything off. We stopped for lunch at Bass Lake then continued on past the mansion and back to the barn. The rain held off the whole time we were out on the trails, there was a little bit of misting though. Precious & Fancy got to encounter lots of runners, dogs and moving umbrellas. When we got back to the parking lot the sun came out in full glory and boy did it get HOT FAST! Glad we were done and getting ready to load up to come home.

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Don’t  forget to be working on your picnic baskets for our Sept 17th Trivia drive and Picnic basket auction. If you need ideas for your picnic basket feel free to call Faith 704-213-7076CP
704-603-4988 Home fbradshaw1953@yahoo.com