Well, we sure had a great time this morning at breakfast and on our drive. The weather was fabulous – high 50s to start, about 70 when we finished, and we had 8 vehicles/11 people on the drive. Danny (and his friend Danny Bergeron), Bobby, Jerry, Randy, Milton, and I met at the Warehouse at 7, had a nice breakfast, talked about the upcoming Baton Rouge Cruise at the end of January, and made some plans for it.
We left there just after 8 for the 15 minute drive up to Zoar Baptist Church where Annette Franklin, Robb Cowzer, Jerold and Molly Lebold, Butch Ammons, and Mike Jastram joined us for the drive. Bobby left us to head back home – he’s taking care of Connie after her neck surgery 2 weeks ago. So that’s why I’m the Roving Reporter today.
Jerold and Molly arrived in their bright red, looks like new, 1965 Sunbeam Tiger that has been in the family since 1970. 20,000 miles, painted once but never restored, I’m telling you it looked like new – perfect chrome, paint, interior, convertible top (replaced once). What a treat for us all to see that car this morning. You just never know what’s going to show up for a drive. So we had an E-Type Coupe, two TR6s, a Tiger, an E-Type Convertible, an MGB, an MGB GT, and a bright yellow modern Honda 3 wheeler. We sure got lots of honks from people we passed along the way.
The winding roads in northeastern EBR and southeastern East Feliciana parish were just lovely – lots of trees, shade, some pretty and falling leaves. We left Zoar, went up Joor then N. Joor Rd. Took a right on Peairs Rd, made a left on Hwy 409, Liberty Rd and took it all the way up into East Feliciana Parish where we turned right onto Hwy 969, Bob Jones Rd. Then it was right on Hwy 63 back down to Hwy 37, Greenwell Springs Rd. After a long drive along the west side of the Amite River, we turned right again to head west onto Stony Point Burch Rd until we got back to Hwy 409, Liberty Rd, where we turned left and followed it back the other way to the South. We turned right on Hwy 64 to head further west, crossed over Joor Rd and then turned left on Hwy 410, Blackwater Rd which took us back to Hooper Rd where we turned left and headed back to Zoar. Wow, that was fun – about an hour and 20 minutes of fun on the back roads. Thanks to Milton and Annette for leading, we really had a good time. We ended up back at Zoar Baptist Church, and parked our cars out in front for a photo shoot (those are the pictures I posted above).
That was so much fun I think we’ll organize another one for next Saturday, if the weather is nice.