Funny, I just talked to Mr. C. this A M 'bout maybe another run:001_smile: this wknd. Sat. would be better for Mel & me. Up to Stevenson & over to Hood River & back side of Mt.Hood or? Maybe down to the beach? Or? lol
Was thinking about lunch at the golf course at the Resort at the Mountain on Sunday.
Meet at the Onion at 10 and pick any interested parties from the northern contingent at the DQ at Troutdale Rd. and Stark St. about 10:30. Out the Old Highway to Springdale and then in to Barlow Trail and the golf course.
The only drawback to Stevenson and back in over the mountain via Hood River is that Hwy 35 has been pretty torn up for a long time now and I don't think they have it fixed yet.
Don C. I forgot about Hwy 35 being in bad shape:sad:. I think Mel & I are heading down to the beach Sat.? Sundays are hard to make for us this time of yr. Looks like great weather no matter which direction a person goes. Have fun all & enjoy the ride!!
Butch & Mel
I drove Marmot road, Barlow trail, and every other road up there last Sunday. They repaired the sink holes that were forming on Marmot road. Met a group of guys driving motorcycles (cruisers and crotch rockets) and we were playing follow the leader, had a lot of fun.
Thanks to all for another fun drive and good company in the books. Beautiful day out today. Sorry about the confusion coming back. I thought Don was going to take Marmot road back to Ten Eyck road and straight in to Sandy while I take Ten Eyck the opposite direction to Lusted road thru Dodge Park. Thanks again everyone.
Wow, what a day. Started out with good weather and it just got better from there.
By the time we met up at the DQ in Troutdale we had:
Butch and Mel
Eric and Gloria
The traffic was minimal on the way out and not bad on the way back in.
Our route took us out the Old Gorge Highway to Springdale and then in on Hurlbert, Garden Creek and Bull run to Marmot and the Barlow Trail to The Resort at the Mountain where we had lunch. We sort of separated after lunch with some coming back in 26 while some of us came back in Barlow to 26 and some all the way back in on Marmot and around Douglas Park.
By the time lunch was over it was shirt sleeve weather, clear and sunny.
Put another one in the plus column for good roads great cars and a stellar group of folks.
Thanks all for a great late season run.
Starting at the Onion with Butch photographing the photographer.
First stop at the Troutdale DQ to meet the other half of the group.
All lined up at the golf course.
Lunch at the Mallard.
Da Mob in and around the flowers. Butch wanted to eat them for dessert but we convinced him to let others enjoy them.
A big thanks to Mr. C & gang for yet another fun 'lil run(108mi.) from Mel & me! So, now where are we gonna head to next wknd?:w00t: lol. This weather is un-real for our area this time of the yr!? Well over 6000mi. on new motor so far this driving season,hope to put more on 'ol 1437 before she goes in the barn! lol
I forgot to watch out for that dip on the bridge on the way back on Marmot road and heard a loud metal bottom out sound. When I got home I found a bent spoiler, big relief to just grab a tool and bend it back in place. Cheers.
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