The spectacle totally reminded me of a mother duck with her ducklings close behind. Forever after that, I’ve referred to the MGs I’m tailing as my “ducklings”. On May 6th, I found myself driving behind 6 lovely ducklings on a beautiful spring drive to the Tellus Museum. We are so fortunate to have fantastic members willing to take their time and effort to plan some incredible events. Today’s run was definitely one of those great events! All in all we had John & Margo McMillan’s TC, Bill & Andria Dinzole’s TD, Geoff & Pat Kent’s honorary stretch TC (aka AC), John & Maureen Kreimer’s A, Jack & Kathy Orkin’s Midget, Jim Mercure’s TD, Paul & Christine Brown’s Jaguar, my Mini, and an SUV with Ford the dog. We somehow managed to be out for most of the day without a single break down!
First up was a lunch stop with some delicious BBQ and a super sweet waitress who was super excited about our cars (and my groovy T-shirt from the Macon show). She was kind enough to take our picture, so I’ve included it here.
We lost Jim, his daughter Beth, and Maureen after lunch. They all had other commitments to get to; so sad for them since the Tellus Museum was awesome! Many of our group was thrilled to find out that the museum offers a free admission to Bank of America card holders on the first weekend of the month! If you’ve never been the the Tellus, I’d highly recommend it as something to put on your list.
After strolling the museum, we headed for home. The weather had warmed up to a perfect 72 degrees, so I rolled down the windows and opened the sun roof in solidarity with my ducklings. With the windows down, it was jolting to hear a tremendous smashing sound as we rolled up to an intersection. I looked up to see a Ford type truck slamming into the drivers side rear quarter of a gorgeous red vintage convertible Corvette. I think the collective gasps of the people in the 3 antique cars in front of me could be heard at least a block back! To say we’re all thankful that it was not one of them is an understatement. All I can say is that I stayed protectively close to my ducklings the rest of the way home.
Thanks, John and Margo, for a wonderful day!
Fondly, the mother Duck… Beth