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End of season dinner

Wow!  What a great time Saturday night!   You guys turned out in force and the Cafe’ Silvestre worked their hardest to get everyone’s dinners out as quickly as possible.   We had nearly 50 members and I don’t think anyone went away hungry.

Thanks to all that attended and to those who didn’t, well, we’ve got the Potluck Planning dinner coming up in February.  You’ll have to wait until then to another scheduled meeting.  😊

The beautiful wicker picnic basket was won by Vicki Mousley.  She wasn’t certain if she was going to keep it for herself or to make it a Christmas present.

Last rumors:   I’ve  heard about a possible impromptu drive (or two) and if the weather holds, we may squeeze in another Midweek Madness.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed for both possibilities.

A personal thanks to everyone from Jill and myself for what has to be the best BMCU season that we’ve ever had.  It happened because of all of the help that we received throughout the year.   Thanks for your help and joining us driving our Little British Cars.  They definitely are “smile” machines.

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End of Year Dinner, November 4 5:30pm

Members should reserve the date, Nov 4th, and the time, 5:30pm, to meet for a Mexican dinner at the Cafe’ Silvestre, 3041 E  3300 South, in the Millcreek area of Salt Lake City.   I know we’ve had some amazing lunches prepared for you👍, but this time you’ll need to purchase your own dinner. 😊

This is a casual affair so the guys can leave their tuxedos and black ties hanging in the closet.  Ladies may also dress comfortably for the evening.

We will be having a silent auction for an incredible, high quality picnic basket with all the plates, utensils🍴, glasses🍸, etc. donated to the club by Roger Dotson.  I will be posting pictures of this outstanding item in the days to come.   You’ll certainly want to place a bid or two for this top shelf basket, the proceeds of which will go directly into the Club treasury.   This ain’t no average picnic basket, so get ready to take home this beautiful item.

Please RSVP to Roger Davis at:  rogerdavis87@msn.com

 

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Nebo Loop

Fantastic!  Awesome!  Unbelievable!  Incredible!  EPIC!!!!!

Those are but a few of the comments made Saturday on the Fall Colour Tour.   As has been the case this season, the inclement weather in the first part of the morning, went away and blessed the BMCU with some perfect weather for our drive on the Nebo Loop.   I think that we scared away the wet weather when Mother Nature saw that lots of members were showing up and that I had brought two (2) umbrellas and the “waterproof” sign in book that was given to me by Rob Foye. 

Although the day began as a top up day, by the time we arrived at Steen and Arlene’s daughter’s home for lunch, the clouds had begun to dissipate and the sun to break through.  The lunch was a gourmet spread that kept everyone commenting about how tasty and good the pulled pork and homemade cookies were.   As we finished lunch, we declared the Nebo Loop drive to be a TOP DOWN affair.  

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Nebo Loop, Saturday 9/30

On Saturday September 30th the Salt Lake group and points north will meet at the parking lot of the IHC office at 11400 south and Redwood Road at 9:30 for a 10:00 departure, there is plenty of parking. You will Drive south on Redwood Road to the Chevron Top Stop station (36 W 1400 N, Saratoga Springs) for a drain and gain and connect with Utah county members. Steen will meet you there to be the guide.

Depart at 11:00 and drive south on highway 68 west of Utah Lake on a nice newly paved road for a lot of the way. Turn left on highway 6 at the old Sinclair station(and we mean old) and go through Goshen and Genola to Santaquin. Drive through Santaquin and under the freeway and turn left at the light in front of the Maverick Station. We’ll travel north about 2 miles on highway 198 to 12800 south and turn left at the Lewis Feild sign. Drive .2 miles to our daughter’s ranch where we will have lunch prior to our drive over the Nebo Loop.

We’ll plan to arrive there at about noon and try to leave for the drive at 1:00 or shortly after. After lunch we will continue north on highway 198 and turn right on 800 south going east and turn right on Canyon Road then turn right up Payson Canyon. We will plan to make a few short stops in the Canyon for sightseeing and exit the Nebo Loop onto highway 132 turning right toward Nephi. We are planning about 2 hours to drive over the Nebo Loop.

Returning north there are a few options. You can hop on the freeway in Nephi or go under the freeway and stop for a gain and drain at the Chevron station in Nephi then head west to Main Street and turn right and head toward Santaquin. On that road is a charming country store called The Red Barn if any of you would like to stop there. It’s a fun store. From there you head north to Santaquin Main Street and then either turn right and get on the freeway there or turn left and retrace your route around the west of the lake to Redwood Road. Utah county members can turn right and either go on the freeway or go on the side roads through Payson, Salem, Spanish Fork, Springville and Provo.

It will take pretty much all day, but should be a nice day with beautiful scenery and great company.

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Alpine Loop Drive and BBQ

It was a dark and stormy night…

…the night before the annual Alpine Loop drive. Luckily the sun shown brightly (if not warmly) on the morning of and a good group of hardy LBC souls gathered to drive the loop. As we did last year, we scheduled the drive later in the season and a little earlier in the morning to try and avoid the worst of the traffic, bicyclists, parking, 5th wheel trailers, you name it. Once again it was a successful tactic and the loop presented us with relatively clear roads and the beginnings of some beautiful colors.