Tuesday, October 7, 2014

West Coast Lotus Meet...

Thankfully the huge wildfire is 98% contained and the smoke has not been an issue for many days. Last weekend Mr. C and I took four days and drove to Lake Tahoe for an annual West Coast Lotus Meet.  Lotus owners and their cars get together and have fun with their cars.  This is a photo of Lake Tahoe I "lifted" from Bill on the WCLM FB page.  Thank you Bill.  As many times as I went around the lake I never got a decent photo.  I have now learned that there are only two seasons in Tahoe...Snow and Road Work!  We had horrific torn up roads in every direction and 30 minute delays constantly.  To say Mr. C's beloved car does not like conditions such as these would be a huge understatement.  Thankfully our weather was PERFECT!!!

We stayed at the Ridge Resort in Stateline and it really was wonderful.  The elevation is 7,648 feet above sea level. We felt like we were on top of the world.  Each day there was an outdoor wedding just by happen-stance. This photo I "lifted" from Craig who takes wonderful photos.  Thank you Craig.

Here are some of the beautiful Lotus cars at the Minden Airport.  We were to have an autocross however it was not to be due to wind and rocks or some such nuisance.  Instead cars headed out to Virginia City and other locations such as Carson City or Reno.  After all the owners LOVE to drive their cars!

Here we are at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course for our Concourse event and luncheon.  The weather couldn't have been any better.  Here you can see there were lots of vintage and also newer Lotus models.  Mr. C has the centerfold here with his 2000 Lotus Esprit Twin Turbo V8 in Black with Magnolia leather interior.  His is rather rare as it is one of 91 imported to the USA.

And the winner of the Esprit category is Mr. C!  The prize is a bottle of wine hand-signed by Mario Andretti (not pictured).  Perfect for Mr. C.

Here is a photo of me with our friends we met years ago on another Lotus gathering. Our extended weekend came to a close and it is always good to be home.  I cannot believe how exhausted we both were due to the amount of driving and the horrible condition of the roads.  Stress really wipes me out.
Our weather is wonderful.  We are still terribly dry and need rain and snow.  I never want snow however with our well running out of water too many times I definitely understand the need for snow to fill our water tables.  It will take years to come back up to normal so the experts say.
I am hoping to get creative and spend time in my studio this week.  I have lots of plans...
Today as I was waiting for an appointment I saw a calendar with a little birdie on the photo.  The caption..."Dare to Delight".  Now that I really liked.  I think I shall "lift" that saying.
Creative Bliss to all...


  1. Playing catch-up today on your blog. Aloha from Hawai'i... headed to Guam Thursday. What an eight weeks this has been.

    Hugs to you and happy week. You go, girl!

  2. some amazing cars and to see so many together, well done Mr C on your win, now all you need is rain rain and more rain

  3. Looks like a fun trip with beautiful scenery, esp. those fantastic cars, in spite of the road work going on. Congrats on the win, Mr. C.! So happy to hear the wildfire is contained! Now for some rain or snow! xo Jane

  4. And what a 'lift' you give to your readers! Glad to hear all about your time away. Congrats to Mr. C

  5. Looks like a lovely weekend but I agree, always good to be home :)

  6. It looks like a fabulous weekend you had!! I was in Tahoe last year at this time and it was definitely road work season ;) Congrats to Mr. C on his win!! The cars are so beautiful!! I'm glad the fire is almost contained. Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Great photos Sherry! One of my fondest memories is when my boyfriend and I (now my hubby) went to see a couple of shows at the casino in Lake Tahoe. It started to snow as we were walking there and it was magical to us Southern Californians. We saw BB King in a very small side venue there. The cost to see him was we had to purchase a drink. It was a fantastic show! Even better than the one we paid to see in the larger theater. Lake Tahoe is a gorgeous place, whether you are on the CA or NV side.

  8. Fabulous pics of your trip... beautiful cars & scenery...Hugs May x x

  9. What a fun get away....Now don't tell the mister, but I have never heard of a Lotus....They are fine looking cars!


  10. wow! What a fun get-a-way! Congratulations to Mr. C!

  11. I love seeing your amazing trips with your Lotus!! Mr. C must be thrilled that he won!! Congratulations to him!!
    I got a lovely happy mail this week!! Thank you so much for brightening my day!

  12. Hi Sherry, Congrats to Mr. C on his win. That is so wonderful and I know you all had an amazing time. Love your pics and the Lotus Cars are gorgeous.
    So glad you had a memorable time on Lake Tahoe!!
    "Dare to Delight" Love that too.
    Have a great weekend.

  13. Congratulations Mr C! A bottle of wine is a fine prize! What a beautiful area to visit. I like the saying you are lifting.

  14. Hello Sherry,
    I remember you going away for this special occation ,also last year ,- so wonderful for Mr.C to win a good bottle , and for both of you to meet old friends, and enjoy sunny dayes.
    Love your saying, dear.

  15. Hi Sherry, need to catch up on some of my fav blogs. Thanks for visiting me. Yay congratulations to your Mr. C on his win. It looked like you guys has a great weekend.

  16. Congrats to Mr. C on his well earned win. how exciting.
    Lake Tahoe is gorgeous. Went their when my girls were teeny tiny and fell in love. I so want to go again. Lets see what vacation we take next year, Alaska is what my husband wants, I am OK with Alaska, but Lake Tahoe would be nice to see again.
    Have fun creating, i am trying to catch up on things around the house and finally finished my halloween decorations. Crafty hugs, Ana

  17. What a win!!! Congrats to Mr. C - beautiful ride, for sure. What a wonderful trip, Sherry. Looks like you had a ball - XOXOXO

  18. Hello
    Loved seeing photos from your trip...it makes me feel like I have been somewhere! :) Looks like you all had a great time!


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