30th Annual Mt. Melee
Although Del Liberty invited me to Mt. Melee
for the whole weekend of activities which began Thursday night, I felt obligated
to stay near home for the
American Cancer Society Corvette Raffle drawing. This
was held at Strong Chevrolet in Damariscotta, ME at 1:00 on Saturday. Sandy
started this major
fundraiser for ACS in 1989, and it has generated well over
$1,000,000 for them since then.
The raffle did very well this year, selling
1508 of a possible 1550 tickets at $100. The Corvette was a fully loaded 50th
Anniversary Coupe, thanks to help
with the upgrade from the base model courtesy
of Chevrolet's New England office. See the newspaper article below for further
information about the raffle
and the winner.
On the road to Lincoln, NH.
Arrival at the Beacon Motel after a spectacular
drive through the NH mountains.
At the banquet:
2 costumes, same guy:
Perpetual over-the-top costume king, Randy Flock
Del honors 3 couples who had attended Mt. Melee
ALL 30 years!
Kankamagus Highway back from Lincoln to Conway,
In Conway, I decided that the weather was just
too perfect to go directly home. Instead, I turned left on Rt. 16 toward Mt.
Washington. The last time I had
driven up to the top of Mt. Washington was in
October of 1978, with Sandy and our (then) 8 year old daughter in our beloved
The Mt. Washington Auto Road.
Getting up into that cloud on the summit.
At the top. GPS shows Elevation 6221 ft in the
The cloud at the summit was so thick it was very disorienting.
Climbers around the sign marking the Summit.
Looking down at the Vette from the top of the
As you can tell, you had to look closely to see it!
Believe it or not, on a rare really
clear day, you can see Maine's Cadillac Mountain,
the Atlantic Ocean and Cape
Cod from here!
The return down from the cloud.
And here's my certificate!
Back home again.