Saturday we met up with Dale at the WAWA and decided to scrap the cruise to Bert’s in MD because the night before Dan told me that the 301 bridge would be cut to one lane for maintenance! So not wanting to sit in traffic for hours we decided to go to Colonial Beach for lunch. Little did we know that they were having a “Festival” in Colonial Beach.. ..With little Shriners cars, clowns, parades and Police everywhere. Dale figured out how to go around all the “Festival” festivities and get to the Happy Clam restaurant, whew. This is the first time we have eaten at this restaurant since the hurricane blew it away a few years ago.. ..The food is great and the service is quick and attentive, we’ll go back! After eating too much I had to fold up to get into the RedRat what a deal!
We cruised to Foster’s Grille in Stafford and the monthly cruise hosted by Virginia Stockers Car Club. As I’ve said before most cruises and shows develop a “personality” over time. People and cars can come and go but an underlining personality develops. At Foster’s it seems that all the ladies sit in their chairs in a circle in the grass and talk. Now the Princess can talk! Some of them are crocheting some just talking.. ..All laughing a lot and enjoying the time together. Now the guys roam around looking at the cars.. ..Nodding in approval or shaking their head in disapproval. Then as the evening progresses they start grouping in little pods of 5-6 guys. Anyway, on with the cars. There were 31 cars present, which is good for this new cruise, it will get better. Two of my favorite cars were there, the black ’60 Starliner and the black ’57 Ford and there was a nice red ’63 Vette with red line tires! That brought back some memories. Stuarts GT-40 is always fun to look at.. ..He keeps making modifications for more HP! I guess one can’t have too much HP? The most unusual piece was the red ’51 Ford PU. It is a movie truck, having been used in the Buddy Holly Story and another one that I forgot the name of. It was originally black but the new owner painted it red. Paul and Willey kept everyone on their toes and laughing.. ..This is a neat cruise, it’s the second Saturday so don’t miss it next month.
I came down with the flu and had to stay in bed from Sat night to Tue morning! I missed the show at Orange airport. I am going to interview the Princess and Dan to see if they have enough information and pictures to post a report. The Princess says that she won a trophy and that is all I need to know about the show!?