2015 - MAHOGANY & MERLOT
The weekend of October 2 - 4 was quite a spectacle for Sylvia and George Potter and Evelyn and Howard Freedman.
We left Portland early afternoon on Thursday October 1 for Yakima, on our way to Lake Chelan. Then on Friday morning we headed out to Wenatchee and just a short distance beyond, Lake Chelan for fun with our PNR region neighbors.
We enjoyed a welcoming wine tasting overlooking the marina where more than 35 antique wooden boats were moored and open to the crowd to walk about and talk to the owners.
Saturday morning several antique hydro plane speedboats from their museum in Auburn were running on the Lake followed by dozens of medium and small hydro plane racers chasing around all day.
We drove our 48 Cadillac limousine so the Potter's could travel in relative style to which they are accustomed and the Seattle group drove more than a dozen of their fine Classics accompanied by at least four new Ferrari's to jazz up the show on the dock.
On Saturday evening we enjoyed a buffet awards dinner for the wooden boat people and all car owners received complementary wine.
Sunday morning, we left about 7 to head all the way back to Portland (370 miles) and since I did not want to go back the way we had come which included two 4,200' mountain passes, I asked our Roads and Routes lady, Sylvia for an alternative which was great after the first 25 miles. Ten minutes out of Chelan there was a sign "12% grade, next 5 miles" and it was true, but the weather was cool and that Cadillac with the fresh engine climbed up without a whimper.
Great weekend with good friends.
Evelyn & Howard
Pictures from the MAHOGANY & MERLOT show