From The Drivers Seat

 


 
 

A few weeks ago, Marie and I decided to take a mini vacation to Yosemite. We wanted
to see the waterfalls when they were at their fullest. Apparently so did everyone else, as the park was packed with people and a parking place hard to find. People aside, the park was beautiful, the waterfalls were full, and everything was green.

We continued our trip on Highway 49 from Oakhurst to Placerville, stopping along the way to see the gold rush sights. During WW2 my father was a Forest Ranger and he and my mother spent their summers on a fire lookout tower at Leak Springs off Highway 88. In addition to looking for fires they would keep an eye out for enemy aircraft. We stopped at a Ranger Station to inquire if the lookout tower was still there. Yes, it was, but the road to it was under 30 feet of snow. We drove up Highway 88 anyway and by the time we reached Kit Carson and Kirkwood the snow was 10 feet high on both sides of the road, so we turned around and returned to Highway 49.
 

 

 

The next day we drove Interstate 80 to Truckee and onto Reno, then took Highway 395 home.

In May we have two events to look forward to  enjoying. The first, on May 4th, is a drive starting at Lynn and Barbara Inskeep home for breakfast at 9AM. After breakfast we will drive to the Hilbert Museum (167 N Atchison) in Orange. From the museum we drive to Brusters (12879 Harbor Blvd) for a banana split. What better way to spend a Saturday? Well you asked, how about going to the Scottish Festival at the Orange County Fairgrounds on May 25th, where we will display our MGs and eat Haggis. Another great way to spend a Saturday.

We have lots of events planned, the weather
is warm, so itís time to enjoy our MGs.

                      Ken Thomas

 

 

   


 

 


 

 

 
 

 

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