Cruise to The Queen
Saturday January 25th
Saturday January 25th we took a cruise to the Queen Mary in Long Beach.
Before the cruise we met at Ken & Judy Conners house in Huntington Harbor to
make cruise plans for this year.
It seems every time we show up
at the Conners, Judy has a game or goody bag. This time we got both! Because Chinese New Year was being celebrated that day
she had little pouches with Chinese candy bars and little red envelopes with Rats and Chinese that I can't read. This is the
year of the Rat in China I guess. But in all of the pouches there were two crispy Dollar bills because parking at Shoreline
Village is two bucks. Then, the game was. Two of the envelopes also had coins that got you a special prize! There was a dime
in mine and I got the coolest little magnets that look like they are made from old license plates that spell out MET! The
Conners out do themselves every time, Thanks again!
we filled out the calendar for 2020 everybody at the meeting except Kim Dominguez and Mark Weitzman fired up the little cars
for the cruise. Marks Met is in the paint shop and Kim had to be somewhere else.
So Cal Metters on the cruise were President Ronnie Bauman and his Judy, Ken Conner and Judy,
Tony Bilotti with Chris Di Tommaso, Nancy & Patrick Halbert, Mike Dahlberg and Paul VanWig driving a real nice Bugeye
We stopped for a picture at a great spot in Huntington
Harbor then we took off up Pacific Coast Highway to Second St. in Long Beach where we headed west
to the Queen Mary for pictures and Shoreline village for lunch. The weather was OK. The lunch was great and the company was
Us in front of the back of the houses
Six Loyal Subjects coming out to see the Queen
At Shoreline Village
Chris is hiding behind the camera : )
Cruise through Orange Park Acres
The Hilbert Museum of California Art
Lunch at the Santa Fe Train Station Ruby's
February 29th 2020
February 29th we met at Mike and Kim Dahlberg's house in Tustin for our February
outing. So Cal Metters were Mike Dahlberg, Cindy Harris, Ken Conner and Tony Bilotti.
The first part of our trip was a cruise through Orange Park Acres
in Orange California. Orange Park Acres is an equestrian community of huge houses on one acre lots.
After a ride through the horse property we went down the hill to the Hilbert Museum of California Art.
The Hibert Museum is an offering of Chapman University made possible through a generous
grant from Mark and Janet Hilbert. You can find out more at WWW.HILBERTMUSEUM.COM
After browsing the museum we walked across the parking lot to one of our favorite Ruby's diners in
the old Santa Fe Train station in Orange. The fun thing about this Diner is that there is actually a metro link depot on the
patio in front. Lunch inside or out offers views of Metro Link trains picking up and dropping off passengers and freight trains
On our way to Orange Park Acres
This seemed like a good picture spot
And yet another KODAK moment
On our way down the hill in Orange
Our final destination- Ruby's Diner in front on the tracks and
The Hilbert Museum behind
The Museum Entrance
Inside the Museum
Offerings from past and present exhibitions
And what art museum would be complete without a painting
of 'In & Out Frys!
And then lunch at the train station
Ken, Mike and Cindy behind Cindy's Met
The car next to Mikes Met moved and Tony took the spot
Going to have another great lunch at Ruby's
So that's what we did in February. Another great time with
Saturday May 16th
Our first cruise since February
going to use our Cruise Director Marcia Jones' write up on this. I couldn't have said it better.
Good afternoon Metters!
THANK YOU, to those who were brave enough to venture out and participate in this event. We all had a wonderful time
on Saturday thanks to a great route planned by Mike Dahlberg. He actually printed out a copy of the route for each of
us. Everyone was happy to get out, drive and get some fresh air. We had twists and turns that took us through
many beautifully tree-lined streets and beautiful houses. There were even some people on horseback
along the way who admired our cars as much as we admired their beautiful horses! A special thanks to Chris Di Tomasso
who let us meet at her house and see all the 'neato' things she has inside her home. We didn't need the museum, she
has one filled with all kinds of fun and interesting things, creatively displayed in every room.
We wound mostly through the streets of Orange, Santa Ana and I think there was a little Tustin
in there too. We had a fun 'go round' of the circle in downtown Orange where I think we circled around about 5
times, giving us a chance to get all our Mets in the circle going around together at one time! We definitely stopped
foot traffic along the streets with people looking at all of the variation of colors we had of our Mets. Participants
were Ronnie Bauman, Ken Connor, Tony Bilotti, Mike Dahlberg, Chris Di Tomasso, Kim Dominguez, Nancy and Patrick
Halbert, Bill and Cindy Harris, Sue, Jeff and Noodles Garrett and Marcia Jones who brought her sister Chris who is visiting
from Las Vegas.
We ended the cruise with a visit to Sonic Burger in
Santa Ana where we ordered food from the food choices board, right from our cars. Our order was then brought to
us by car hops. At one point we had taken up all 8 parking spaces in front of the restaurant with two having to go to
the other side. That didn't stop us though as at the end of the day we managed to squeeze the other two in for a group
Meeting at Chris's house
Going through Orange to Orange Park Acres horse property
Greetings from the Horse Riders
Through Villa Park to Old Orange
The traffic circle in old Orange Plaza-Lets get those Metros in a circle
Cruising through the beautiful Floral Park neighborhood of Santa Ana
Going down historic Main Street in Santa Ana
We all went to Sonic Drive In for lunch with carhops!
One little, two little, three Metropolitans
four little, five little, six Metropolitans
Seven little, eight little, nine Metropolitans
Ten Metropolitan Cars!
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