Our last outing of the year was our fall color tour that was held on October 30th. As the weather has been our enemy for most of the year, it was fitting that we had rain to finish our season. As always, we take the scenic route to view the most color but the rain really did dampen the colors somewhat but it was still a nice tour.
With the foul weather, we really didn’t know what to expect for a turnout. Wow, we were amazed, as we had 43 members and 25 cars and trucks. Normally we have lots of late model Mustangs and many classic cars but this year we had mostly trucks and “family trucksters”.
Our tour took us to Washington Missouri to tour the Iron Spike Model Train Museum. The place is amazing with so many trains and so much detail. It is truly a labor of love. Even if you were not into model trains, you had to be impressed. We were told that they have been open for about 6 years and feel that they are only half finished with their displays.
We then headed down the road to Miller’s Restaurant for lunch. Considering that we had 41 members dinning, the folks at Miller’s did a great job.
Most people have no idea what it takes to make something like this happen. Starting with setting up the route and then running the route to make sure that it will work. Then trying to find a restaurant that can handle 40 plus people which is a challenge in itself. Our events chairman, Dennis McBee does all of the leg work along with his trusty companion, Debbie. We thank Dennis for doing this thankless job and doing it so well. Thanks guys.