Tuesday, July 25, 2017

GGLC 2nd Annual BBQ...

This past weekend our local Sacramento chapter of the Golden Gate Lotus Club (GGLC) and our parent chapter from San Francisco Bay area met in Woodland at Van and Catherine's Historic 1868 Home and 80 acres of farm land in Woodland CA.  We spent the day enjoying a BBQ with lots of delicious foods.   Guests came and went depending on time allowances...after all it is busy Summer.

Home tours of this historic mansion were enjoyed by both men and women.  No photos of the inside out of respect for the privacy of the homeowners. Trust me it is amazing.

Indoor parking for four Lotus Esprits in the Barn.  Van actually owns five and there are two more parked in a double garage on the property.  The black Lotus is Wayne's and is being offered to a new owner if you are interested.

Here we have Wayne (aka Mr. C) getting ready to lead the club drive around the Country Roads.  I offered my seat to Joe who gladly jumped in for the ride. It is like an "E" ticket ride if any of you remember Disneyland in the early days. 

Here the cars are lined up ready to VROOM.  Yes, we allow daily drivers to also enjoy the run and scenery.  Not everyone has a Lotus that can make the trip or is street legal.

Our turn out wasn't huge but a nice number of people came and enjoyed.  After all it was about 101F. Thankfully we had a giant shade tree for very pleasant chatting and story telling.

Bubba Wayne (aka Mr. C) also did a Hay ride through the Sunflower and Tomato fields.  It was such fun and our youngest guest, 8 year old Sebastion, really enjoyed learning about farming. 

Afterwards Sebastion got to actually drive the tractor (with his dad helping).  I wish I had a better photo of Sebastion's huge smile.  I know he will remember this day for a very long time.  He will also become a Lotus owner and expert because his dad has a specialty shop and rentable Lotus track cars.
We are very grateful to our hosts Van and Catherine for this lovely day of fun and comaraderie.
Until next year...Keep the Shiny Side Up!!!


  1. It sounds like such a wonderful weekend!! Your pictures are fabulous!! And wow - Mr. C's Lotus is gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. a fun day to be sure and good company too

  3. Sounds like it was a wonderful day! 114 degrees here at 11:11 a.m. :/

  4. Looks like an interesting and fun day.

  5. What a feast of a tour dear Cheryl, wonderful among gorgeous cars, and friends, So lovely to get away from home for a happy ride , after all the work you have had, lately. I hope for you, it will soon pay off, dearest !
    Hugs, Dorthe

  6. Looks like a marvelous day. Love your shiny black car too - I'm sure someone will be anxious to give it a good home but methinks Mr. C. will be extremely sorry to see it go.

  7. Looks like you had an enjoyable time!


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