Your NEGMC will hold a combination North Georgia mountain cruise and club meeting on July 23rd. The cruise will stop in Hiawassee, GA for a late lunch/early dinner and meeting before returning. The route up is composed of mostly gently curving mountain roads that I think every age Mustang will handle easily. The route back will have a couple sections that will be a bit more demanding that our Gen1 Mustangs can handle if driven at a slower pace. When we get to those sections we will stop and stage the late models and “built” Gen 1s in front. Any driver that would like to take a more leisurely pace can stage with the second group. Additionally if anyone would rather not drive the twisty roads, they can bypass this section of roads and take a more direct route home. Both the drive up and back will consist of approximately 2 hours of driving time and on the way up we have planned another 1/2 hour stop for pictures, scenery viewing and a shorter stop planned for ice cream.
Now for the details:
Cruise – For those joining us for the cruise we will meet at the Oakwood QuikTrip (northeast corner of the I-985 and GA-53 interchange) before 12:30 and leave on the drive at 12:30 sharp. Please make sure you have a full tank of gas and an empty bladder as there will be no restroom breaks early in the drive except for individuals pulling off at gas stations, then catching up with the group. Later in the drive the only restroom opportunities will be a couple of state parks that we pass. Everyone will be given printed driving directions before we leave, so in the event we get separated you can still follow the route.
Meeting – Our meeting will be at Daniel’s Steak House; 273 Big Sky Drive; Hiawassee, GA 30546 at 3:00. Daniel’s Steak House offers ordering off a menu or a reasonably priced buffet including salad and dessert. Those that want to attend the meeting, but not the club cruise to the meeting can meet us at the restaurant at 3:00.
Please include the number of people in your group as our meeting will be in a separate room at the restaurant for which we will need to provide them an accurate headcount. Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be joining us for both the cruise and club meeting, or if you will be joining us at Daniel’s Steak House just for the club meeting.
Please RSVP by Sunday July 17th.
Looking forward to it,