Thursday, August 21, 2014
Lotus Paradise Gathering...
Last evening Mr. C and I hosted one of our car clubs at our home. This is our Sacramento chapter of the Golden Gate Lotus Club located in the San Francisco Bay area. Normally we drive "down the hill" and all meet at a restaurant. It was suggested to round robin and meet at our homes so I volunteered to be first. What was I thinking? Ahhh...Yes, this is so worth all my anxiety and preparations. You probably know by now that I am a certified car enthusiast. This is my driveway and there are nine (9) Lotus's parked here. Three of which are very rare and here they are at my home (of course one of them lives here). Isn't this just a beautiful sight?!!
If you are eagle eyed you will see an interloper amongst the group...a Mini Cooper S but it is still British and the owner does have a Lotus that he couldn't bring last evening. He drove quite a long way to be here.
No bad view in my opinion. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed a BBQ on the deck. Then Mr. C previewed some car and motorcycle events that the boys loved seeing. We girls chatted and enjoyed the late evening. Even with long drives ahead of each of them they didn't leave until after 11:00 pm.
The little green Lotus is an Elite and very pristine. Under the "bonnet" is an engine that is immaculate. The entire car is so beautiful. I had not seen this car before and it was such a treat. Absolutely gorgeous!
This is another of the rare ones. It is an Elan and so little and well maintained. It was nice to meet the owners as I had not done so before.
It was a wonderful evening of beautiful cars, great people and lots of enjoying one another's company. I am so glad I volunteered and was the first to host the group. My driveway never looked so awesome! Thank you for indulging my car passion.
Our weather has been very much like Fall. Days are pleasant and not too hot and nights are cool. Leaves are falling from the Oaks along with Acorns. Still no rain and we have had to cut so far back on watering due to our well running dry at times. I have become very frugal with my usage of water and not letting the faucet run mindlessly. Water is such a precious commodity. Still praying for rain. I know some of you have too much and would kindly share if only you could. Mother Nature does her own thing.
I have lots to share in upcoming posts. It seems I am so far behind. I still have some trip photos and I still have some studio photos. I have not just been sitting idly by eating bon-bons as Mr. C would say.
Today I will spend sorting all the leftover party stuff and canning tomatoes. One of our couples brought gallons of tomatoes from their farm. Freshly picked just before they arrived. I'll be in the kitchen...
Creative Bliss and Waning Summer Smiles. What are you busy creating or doing or enjoying?