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11-19-22
 2022 Trip to Toms Farms
 
Saturday November 19 we made our (so far) anuall trip to Tome Farms in Corona California. Metters along for the ride were, Marcia Jones, Tony & Jackie Bilotti, Ken Conner, Jeff & Sue Garrett and their little Pup Max, Mike & Kim Dahlberg, Patrick Halbert & Daughter Leanne, Armando & Maritza Reyes, Marlin & Linda Brandt and Tom & Bonnie Booth joined us from Lake Elsinore.
As usual we had lunch. This time at the burger place at Toms. Then we did some shopping and sight seeing before heading home.
Another great day. Another great ride with great people!
 
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Heading east on Santa Ana Canyon Road-91 Freeway on the left
 
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Off Santa Ana Canyon Road-Almost there 
 
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This was the Mexican place we usually have lunch at-closed and empty right now
 
 
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But the Mets still look good in front 
 
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Most of the gang-Tom & Bonnie,Sue, Max & Jeff, Mike, Leanne, 
Marlin & Linda.  
 
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They have Pizza and sandwiches here-Might try that next time 
 
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The Amusement area-the burger place to the right 
  

10-22-22
Another Orange County Canyon Cruise 
Saturday September 22nd we took another beautiful cruise through Santiago, Modjeska and Silverado Canyons. Metters along the ride were Marcia Jones and her Sister Chris, Ken Conner, Patrick Halbert and his friend Debbie, Mark Aldrich and Doug Deimeke, Judy Smith and her friend Gina, Byron Robinette and Tony Bilotti.
We met at Mike and Kim Dahlbergs' house again but Mike and Kim were out of town. After meeting we drove through Santiago to Modjeska Canyon. This time we took the educational and interesting tour of the Modjeska house and surrounding property. After the tour we drove out of Modjeska Canyon, through Santiago Canyon to Silverado Canyon where we had a great lunch at the Siverado Cafe. From there we headed home.
 
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Through Santiago Canyon 
 
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Still Santiago Canyon 
 
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Heading into Modjeska Canyon 
 
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Modjeska Canyon 
 
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Parking at the Modjeska House 
 
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And There's the Modjeska House 
 
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This was the swimming pool 
 
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Guest house to the left of the tree. Store to the right 
 
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Inside the house 
 
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Kitchen 
 
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Nice desk 
 
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Living room 
 
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Piano/Music room 
 
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Sewing/Costume room 
 
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I forgot what room this is 
 
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A bedroom-Every fireplace had another behind it in another room 
 
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This is the well for the house. It's covered now but it still has water 
 
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A line of Mets through the canyon 
 
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Our lunch stop in Silverado Canyon-'The Siverado Cafe' 
 
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The gang at lunch 
 
 
 
 


9-11-22
 Belmont Shore Car Show
 Sunday September 11 a few of us participated in the Long Beach Belmont Shore car show. To show respect and remembrance for 9/11 horns were honked at 9:00 am followed by a moment of silence. Metters were Mike Dahlberg, Chris Di Tommaso and Tony Bilotti. Bill and Cindy Harris were also at the show but they brought their beautiful Mini. I feel kind of dumb because I didn't think to take a picture of the Mini.
The weather was warm and muggy with some clouds. They lined us up in a left hand turn lane for the show. We walked the street and looked at the cars in the show and had lunch at Domenico's Pizza. Chris has just had some more work done on her Met in the engine compartment and her car looks front to back like it just rolled off the assembly line. When we retured to our cars after lunch there was a really nice 'Top 50' award on her bumper. There were enough cars in the show to make 'Top 50' something to be proud of. Congratulations Chris!!! 
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Looking up Second Street the show
 
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Us ! 
 
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Nice Pinto 
 
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VW Micro Bus 
 
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Old Long Beach Police Dept. Paddy Wagon 
 
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Pretty Cougar 
 
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Great VW Square back 
 
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Real nice Ferrari with a wrap that looks like green chrome! 
 
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And the cherry on the cake
(I mean if your Chris) 
 

8-21-22
Another Trip To Beautiful CrystalCove in Laguna Beach 
 
Sunday August 21st So Cal Mets made another trip to Crystal Cove. We love this little place. It's got a lot of area history with it's cottages for rent and others that have been used in past movies. There is a visitor center a little restuarant as well as a small gift shop.
We've always enjoyed this cruise. It's a beautiful ride between our starting place (Ken & Judys house in Huntington Beach) through Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach.
 Metters along for the ride this time were Ken Conner, Mike & Kim Dahlberg, Judy Smith, Mark Aldrich &Doug Deimeke, Greta & Mike Bradshaw and Tony & Jackie Bilotti.
After a little walk on the beach we decided to have lunch at 'Islands' in Newport beach.  

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Us turning into the Crystal Cove Parking Lot 
 
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 Next to our Mets in the parking lot 
 
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 Heading for the tunnel under Pacific Coast Highway
 
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THE TUNNEL
 
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Crystal Cove on the other side of the tunnel 
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The Visitor Center
 
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A little walk south down the beach
 
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Looking North up the coast 
 
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The tunnel back to the parking lot
 
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Our lunch stop 
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Decorating 'Islands' parking lot
 
 

June 25 2022
 So Cal Mets Picnic
 
 
 
 
Saturday June 25th So Cal Mets had the annual picnic again at Craig Park in Brea, Ca. Special thanx to our Ken Conner for getting up before the sun to get our favorite spot in the park. Metters at the picnic were Ronnie Bauman and Judy, Tony Bilotti and Jackie, Chris Di Tommaso with Kim Dominguez, Armondo Reyes and Maritza, Bill & Cindy Harris, Martin & Linda Brandt, Mike & Kim Dahlberg, Jeff & Sue Garrett, Mike & Gretta Bradshaw, Marcia Jones, Ken Conner, Patrick Halbert & Daughter Leanne, Mark Aldrich and Leon Hastings.
The food and company were again the best we could have. We had the annual auction that supports the clubs financial needs and did pretty good again. Thanx to the members that brought items and more thanx to those of us who bought them!
Because we usually have the biggest turnout of members at the picnic our standing President Ronnie Bauman thought this would be a good time to elect new officers for 2023.
Mike Dahlberg was elected our new President. Marcia Jones will remain our Vice President. Ronnie Bauman will be Secretary/Treasurer. All other positions are chosen by the president. Kim Dominguez will remain as Membership Chairman and our new cruise director will be Chris Di Tommaso.
 
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 Our So Cal Mets Banner 
 
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 Our American / English Friendship Flag 
 
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This is what Nash & Hudson became after the 1954 merger 
 
 
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The fun has begun 
 
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The auction table full of good stuff 
 
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Lunch time 
 
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The election, Metters cheering on new and old officers 
 
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Ronnie finishing up another great job as Auctioneer  
 
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Our Mets from the hill 
 
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This is why Mikes Met is sticking out in the pictures.
He got a great old 'Sears Allstate' single wheel trailer!
 
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There's always party crashers!
 Till next time................... 
 
 
 
 
 
 

April 23 2022
 Floral Park Home Tour and Car Show
 
April 23rd 2022 we made another outing to the Floral Park home tour and car show. Floral Park is an upscale residential area of Santa Ana, California. Once a year homeowners open their houses to the public to enjoy. The homes are beautiful inside and out some with breathtaking gardens. There are a variety of food trucks and a little swap meet sort of thing. They also have a small car show at the same time. The Mets that entered were owned by Chris Di Tommaso, Mike Dahlberg, Tony Bilotti, Marcia Jones and Ken Conner.
Another great time was had by all.
 
A couple of weeks earlier Chris, Mike and Tony were entered in the Orange Plaza Car Show. While Orange Plaza wasn't an actual club event. A few of us were there and I'm going to put some pictures at the end.
 
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From the front-Chris, Mike, Tony, Marcia and Ken 
 
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Mike has been working on this single wheel trailer he got.
This was his very well done addition to the 'Floral Park' show 
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A couple nice Volkswagens 
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Really nice VW van 
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With all the trimmings 
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Nice old Bronco 
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Very Pretty old ford pulling a nice wooden boat
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The engine on the boat 
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Great old Volvo Station Wagon 
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Fine old Gilmore Oil Co. truck 
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Got Milk 
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I had to put this house. It looks so 'Dollhouse' but it's real!
 
April 10th 2022
Orange Plaza Car Show
 
Chris, Mike and Tony were in the Orange Plaza car show April 10 2022 in rge Old Town Orange Historical District in Orange, California. Member Jeff Gordon was also there but came by himself. 
 
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Chris, Mike and Tony in front of the famous Watsons Drug Store
and Soda Fountain 
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Jeff Gordons Met was around the corner next to
The Millennium Falcon 
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Vendor's around the traffic circle  
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It would be hard to find a nicer old town setting for a car show 
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February 27th
Trip to the Segerstrom Shelby Event Center 
 
Our club cruise for February was a trip to the Segerstrom Shelby Event Center in Irvine California. So Cal Metters along for the ride were Ronnie Bauman and Judy, Ken Conner, Mike Dahlberg, Judy Smith, Patrick Halbert and Tony Bilotti.
We met at Mikes house in Tustin and took the scenic route through Tustin and Irvine to the center. The event center is two floors of darn near every model of Shelby Mustang and Cobras. They also have old coin operated kiddie car rides, lots of neon, old oil cans, a huge collection of beautiful restored gas pumps and then some.
After we looked at everything there we went for another short ride to have lunch before going home.
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Us lighting up another parking lot
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Inside
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Please Mom, it's only a dime!
 
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Pretty Pleeeeeease!!
 
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You never let me have any fun......
 
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Until the next trip! 
 
 
 
 

January 29 2020
Trip to Old Town Orange and The Back in the Day Museum 

Saturday the 29th of January we had an outing to The Back in the Day Museum in Orange.
It's a wonderful museum FULL of old stuff like old phones, Coke items, Gas Pumps. Much too much to list here. There are plenty of pictures.
We started the day at Cafe Zocalo in the Orange Plaza for breakfast. Then we took a short ride to Hart park in Orange for a photo shoot of our Mets.
Metters along for the ride were Tony Bilotti, Byron Robinette, Leanne and Patrick Halbert, Ken Conner, Mike and Kim Dahlberg, Marcia Jones and her Sister Chris Adsit from Las Vegas and two of our newesr members Yvonne and Gabby Castellana. 

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                    Tony's on Glassell St. at The Orange Plaza
 
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                       Yvonne's and Mikes on Glassell 
 
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                                  Our Breakfast Cafe 
 
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From bottom left-- Yvonne, Kim, Mike, Marcia & Chris, Ken behind
Tony, Byron, Leanne & Patrick, Gabby behind the camera
 
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                         The Mets at Hart Park in Orange 
 
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  Ken, Patrick, Tony, Byron, Yvonne, Chris, Marcia and Mike
 
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             Hallway leading to revolving door into museum
 
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            The other side of the revolving door, we're in! 
 
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             Manny, Moe and Jack behind a teardrop trailer 
 
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                       From Felix Chevrolet in Los Angeles 
 
 
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 A&W was the first place to offer a Bacon on a Cheeseburger 
 
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                                         Old Bumper Car 
 
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                               Old Telephone Switchboard 
 
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