Yes, it’s that time again. Our end of season dinner is on Saturday, November 8 at 6 pm at Buca Di Beppo (935 E. Fort Union, Midvale).
What a day could we have asked for better weather with such beautiful colors and scenery through out the drive, Yes even a glimpse of snow
Thank you to all that made the drive, What a great turn out it exceeded my expectation. As our old but sweet antiques go we lost a few, fixed some problems. We hope your knee is feeling better Rob. Can’t wait to see the pictures from our second stop of some of this country slowly disappearing buildings of our cars age.
And yes again thank you so much Jill for the treats I for one look forward to your kindness.
It’s this is the last drive of the year so let;s make it a big one. Meeting time is at 9 am Sunday morning (Oct 5) at the Harmon’s parking lot on 10441 South Redwood Road in front of the fuel pumps, leaving at 9:30. For the southern folks plan to be at the Chevron at 857 North Redwood Road in Saratoga Springs at about 9:50.
The drive is a 3 1/2 hour drive plus return drive, Temp is forecast for 78* so plan on about 65 or less at the top. So pack your picnic lunch, fuel up you car, get a jacket for your co driver ,put the top down, and let’s have a great trip!
There have been times this summer when I’ve wondered if someone moved me to the Pacific Northwest — rain, rain, and more rain. Living in a desert as we do the rain is a blessing, but still it does make it less appealing to get out there and drive.
For this year’s Alpine Loop run the rain stayed away and we had a lovely blue sky over us for the day. Starting at the usual mall meeting spot we meandered over the surface roads to the first stop right before entering the Canyon. A big thanks to Roger Davis for figuring out the route — I’m glad I remembered to print up a few copies before leaving the house!
We picked up a few more folks at the south stop and over the loop we drove. The earlier start time seems to be working well, as we had a pretty open drive up and over. We continued on to a new lunch spot this year, at Big Springs Park in South Fork (off Provo Canyon). We set up under the pavilion and had a nice lunch while enjoying the views. After lunch we all went our separate ways to head back home. Next year we’ll organize something a little more specific for the way out, as there are a number of nice roads in the area to explore.
Thanks to all who attended for humoring me with the new lunch spot — a break from tradition, but it seemed to be well received.
The annual Alpine Loop Run will happen on Saturday August 16, 2014. We will meet at 8:30 AM or so on the east side of the South Towne Mall (take the 106th South exit off I-15 going east, enter the mall parking lot off 106th South or from State Street about a block north of 106th South). We will plan on departing at 9:00 AM.
For those who are coming from down south, we will be stopping at about 9:45 AM for bio-reconditioning at the C-Store and Chevron Station in Alpine just before SR 92 enters Alpine Canyon.
We will be doing something different for lunch this year. When we get to the intersection of SR 92 and 189 in Provo Canyon, we will turn RIGHT and head down Provo Canyon approximately 1 mile to South Fork Road. We’ll turn left on South Fork Road and proceed about 3 miles to Big Springs Park for lunch. This is a lovely little park near the end of South Fork. There are bathrooms but no other facilities so pack a lunch. Best to pack a chair as there are some tables but we can’t guarantee they’ll be available.
After lunch we’ll head up Provo Canyon to Heber/Midway and back to our homes. Should be a nice drive, hope to see you there!