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Karen and Clark Absher sure know how to put on a good party. They’ve proved that fact over and over again and this latest installment raised their reputations to new levels.
They led us to Monte Vista, CO for the Drive-In Movie retro weekend. We stopped for lunch in Colorado City where they handed out box lunches and drinks. Then folks were on their own to find a picnic spot. Some chose to stop at Fort Garland. Some went to the Sand Dunes (where there was a 2-hour wait to get in). And others headed straight for the motel, the Best Western Movie Manor. The motel manager, Roy, was awesome. He insisted we move our hospitality operation into his meeting space when a sandstorm tried to kick sand in our faces.
When it was time for dinner, we changed into our '50's garb and went off to Quincy’s for awesome prime rib. Then it was back to the motel for the movie – Thunder Road with Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman. We handed out popcorn and movie candy and folks had the option to watch in their rooms or take their cars to the drive-in. It was totally retro and totally awesome.
It was a short stay because we drove home on Sunday, But it was also a fabulous trip and another tour de force for the Abshers!
We had a record turnout for our June 5th@5. We held it in the downstairs showroom of Mercedes-Benz of Colorado Springs, where there was sufficient room to socially distance and be socially responsible. The section provided pizza, dessert, chips, salsa, and adult beverages as well as water and soda to our attendees.
We really appreciated this much-delayed opportunity to leave the house and get together with friends. An added bonus was that we could do so safely.
Our sincere thanks to Glenn Hammill and Mercedes-Benz of Colorado Springs for their hospitality – the best partners any car club ever had! And kudos for Henry and Sylvia Russell for putting together a great evening.
This is where we'll be on Saturday night! Distancing date night!
Leave some space. You know how to do it in traffic, so you can do it in day-to-day life, too! Thank you for keeping a social distance of at least 6 feet to people these days – it can save lives. Thank you, Truckers!
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Due to the on-going COVID-19 health emergency, upcoming section activities have been postponed. We will reschedule as soon as possible and let you know via the newsletter and email of new dates. In the meantime, please comply with recommended health guidelines and stay healthy. Be well, everyone!
We've logged several new 5th@5 events now and the concept seems to be catching on with our members. In January, we went to Texas T-Bone for some great steaks and meeting new members. In February, we went to Paravincini's Italian Bistro and met even more new and prospective members while dining out on Italian specialties. Stay tuned as we update this page to see where we're headed next.
The Pikes Peak Section had a great time at Marigold’s Café & Bakery on Valentine’s Day last month. Eighteen members made reservations for a gustatory extravaganza. We toasted each other with wine selections and enjoyed the complimentary caprese appetizer – thanks, Gus!
Our menu selections included seafood pasta, trout, steak, and beef bourguignon – a Marigold’s specialty. We finished with treats from the bakery, again compliments of the house. We felt like we were among family – with our Mercedes-Benz friends and our professional servers and restaurant staff. It was a great way to spend a Friday night with loved ones and friends.