Saturday morning Oct 16th 21 members braved the fog, mist and generally dreary weather and met in the Hillsboro Fred Meyer parking lot.
We had 5 1957 Thunderbirds (2 White, 1 Red, 1 Black and 1 Blue), 4 Retro Birds, 1 very rare rear-engine Thunderbird (AKA a 1965 Corvair). Plus a few assorted family vehicles. The drive to Camp 18 down Hiway 26 went very well. We did not stay in a complete group which is okay and best of all we all got to Camp 18 within about a 5-8 minute window.
Within a few minutes we were all seated around a large table. Admittedly we were elbow to elbow all the way around. Two servers began taking orders and promptly got all of our meals out. Brent Valentine had never been there before and commented on the quality of the meal. Just as most of us were finishing our meal Paul Lawson had more food delivered to him - a stack of pancakes. Yours Truly started harassing him about eating two breakfasts. He corrected me that they were included with his meal, he just wanted them later so they wouldn't cool off. I can't say I blame him for thinking ahead.
After eating we met outside on a patio for a short business meeting. CTCI Region 3 Director Cathy Stubbs had sent a letter with a series of questions asking what we as members and a chapter of CTCI expected from CTCI. A lively discussion that took about 30 minutes ensued. The responses to that have already been sent to her.
After the meeting several cars headed out, numerous people toured the logging museum, and others just hung around to chit-chat for a while. The fog and gloom had lifted by the time we left giving us a beautiful fall day to drive home. The drive home was not coordinated but as far as I know it went well for all.
Thanks to John Calkin for setting up this trip and to new member Mark Sloper for several of the photos below.