Gate City Corvette Club
Breakfast Run to Parker's Maple Barn
March 17, 2002
This was one of those spontaneous things that
just turned out great! The night before, I received an email from Paula
to the Gate City mailing list. (I am an honorary life member.) A group of Vettes
would be going from Bedford (NH) Mall
out into the country to this great breakfast
place. The weather was predicted to be great, so I decided to do it.
Am I glad I
The group was to leave Bedford at 9:00, so I had
to leave home no later that 6:30 for the 140 mile trip.
Five Vettes made the pleasant trip from Bedford
through the countryside to Parker's. The lot was full.
The field across the
street was full. After about 15 minutes we all got parked. By the time we got
our names on the list,
it was 10:00. We got seated at 11:30! Fortunately it was
a beautiful day to hang out in the parking lot and get acquainted,
as I had
never met any of the GCCC members in this group.
Breakfast was worth the wait! My "Parker's
Special", served on a serving platter size plate, consisted of 2 pancakes,
each about 12" x 3/4" thick, 2 eggs, 2 sausage, 2 bacon, hash-brown
potatoes and toast! No thoughts of eating again the rest of the day...
After this monstrous repast, the 5 plastic
Chevies hit the road again, initially over nice, twisty Corvette roads. After a
we began to peel off for our respective homes.
I arrived home around 3:00. It was a 330 mile
trip for breakfast!
But now for the good
While getting acquainted with the new friends, I
was briefing Paula Beauregard on what Corvettes Conquer Cancer was
all about. She told me that last summer she and a group of Gate City members had
put on a fundraiser party at their home. They raised $2500 for
"Make-A-Wish" in that one evening! Apparently some of the people
at this breakfast were involved with the fundraiser. She became intrigued with
what Sandy and I had started. After excusing themselves, Paula's group met
briefly, and returned to announce that they would put on another event this
summer, with Corvettes Conquer Cancer as the beneficiary. I was
This event has snowballed since that date. Now
scheduled for June 29, the location has been moved to a hanger at Nashua
Airport, since it had become obvious that it would be too big for Paula's home.
Paula and Gate City, you