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What a Great Day - Sunday July 15th! Meeting at IHOP, 25 Classic Cars, with no one knowing where we were bound but the two leading all the "Flower Children", Danny and Nikki Granholm.
We started out for our first destination "Greenhorn Campground". On the Patio of the General Store, we enjoyed appetizers of fresh fruit, fresh baked bread sticks, crackers & cheese, set up & served by Nikki and Dan's daughter Kellie Lane and grandsons Matthew and Hunter. Thank you again Great Job. This is beautiful camp ground in Nevada County, Mike Lasierra, the concession owner, had asked us to parade through the camp ground with all the classic cars. I think many of the campers were surprised to see us parading through their camp sites.
Onto our next destination for a wonderful salad of organic fruits, vegetables and mixed baby greens along with fresh baked buns, dipping oil and garlic butter at "Diegos" of Grass Valley, of course we almost filled the patio and insides of the quaint bistro type restaurant. By this time all the guys were thinking we were only going to have "VEGAN Food" all day with all this delicious healthy food we had been eating. Heheheeeee!!!
Now, we are off for our main course, luckily not losing anyone, we continue on with 25 cars. Then we paraded through the "Little Town of Washington", going over the bridge crossing the Yuba River, to possibly catch a glimpse of any skinny dipping "Flower Children". We parked on Main Street of this little town and went to the "Washington Café" for the most delicious burgers, chili beans and watermelon – the Guys were relieved we found the Beef! This meal was filling, tasty, and the service was superb. The back deck of the Hotel was delightful and it overlooks the Yuba River and the path down to the river was a display of beauty. Linda, one of the hotel staff, gave us a tour of the hotel and told us about the live in tenants (Ghosts), and their habits. Nikki knew one of the Ghosts they talked about "Little Joe" when she lived in Washington as a teenager. All these stories were very interesting. We did have more smoke down in the canyon from the horrific fire in Forest Hill, less than what we experienced at Greenhorn Campground. Thank you again to all the Fire Fighters for their efforts with fighting this Crisis.
Nikki's son in law would have helped with the appetizers, however, he is one of the Fire Fighters working for Cal Fire. After receiving our last set of instructions we were off to our final destination to enjoy dessert, "Apple Pie & Ice Cream", at our very own "Lumber Jack" of Grass Valley. Here we gave out monies to the winners for the Poker Hand – Chuck & Doreen Fletcher high hand, Larry & Gail Johnson low hand. We gave out Trivia questions to be answered along our travels and that prize was given out to Dick & Dottie Teague for answering the most correctly. We voted with a hand clap to award the most fashionable dressed as a "Flower Child" of the 60s to Margie Mullen. A prize was given to the couple who was married in the 60s and married the longest Don & Gloria Clayton, a long lasting 51 years – A small token for those married in the 60s and still flowering together.
This was our first event, and I cannot believe how involved and helpful Danny was with preparing this event for this RA event (check out his outfit with both hairdos from our pictures). He even wedged and sliced the pineapple and also "Cut the Cheese" for the appetizers.
Yes, we hope to be able to plan the Event for next year's "Progressive Dinner". This was a Fabulous Day!! All that stressing was worth the experience. Thank You to all who attended.
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Story by Nikki G. • Photos by Edie & Bud H. and Karen & Landon S.
Progressive Dinner 2012 • Buzzards' Question • Mel's Diner Car Show • River Cats
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