“And A ONE, AND A TWO, Thank You Myron,
“LAWRENCE WELK” and His Music Makers
April 11, 2021 was the San Diego Jaguar Club Touring Event in North County San Diego. About 30 Jaguars and one Lagonda Drophead gathered in the quaint town of San Marcos, just across the freeway from the campus of CAL STATE SAN MARCOS. Nedra Rummell and Diah Avery were our hosts and event organizers. NEDRA set-up the Tour with her usual long stretches of high-speed touring and twisty bits, highlighted with old growth trees, vineyards, flower fields, and beautiful estates. Horse country, gentleman farmers, and commercial avocado growers were part of the scenery. The foothills of San Diego County were in full bloom, the little rain we have had helped to keep the hillsides green and colourful.
The tour started with Nedra leading a pride of Jaguars from our assembly point toward the hills at a merry clip, Nedra has a lead foot to be sure if you have ever tried keeping up with her, you will know what I mean. The route moved through scrub brush and twisty up-hill climbs, left turn on to OLD Highway 395 which paralleled the I -15 Freeway. Looking down at my speedo I was pushing a three-digit number before reason prevailed. Whoosh passed the LAWERENCE WELK CHAMPAGNE RESORT, and onto some mountain climbing. Here is where it got fun, uphill, twisty curves, tree covered blind curves, and quick straight-a-ways really got your juices flowing.
The route took us around this mountain, and we ended up on OLD HWY 395 again. A quick left, hard on the right peddle, sounds of F-TYPE and XKR exhausts in front made for authentic soundtrack of folks having fun. The route wound around the Escondido and San Marcos neighborhoods until we arrived at the KIT CARSON REGIONAL PARK. Nedra had picked out a spot with lots of safe parking, shade trees, a picnic blanket or picnic tables were your choice. Diah provided games to play, Corn-Hole, Horseshoes, and Changa. Most of the gang settled for picnic lunches with appropriate wine selections, there were several new families in attendance (newborn babies), which made the event a truly family affair. There were several new JOCLA members attending, along with many of the San Diego faithful. The LA Club dominated the games and won the prizes of select wines from NAPA, thank you Diah. Ben Washington and Mike Kritz won the CORN-HOLE Competition. Attending the event were Glen and Georgia Wior, Ben Washington, Dick Parris, Todd and Linda Wright, Jim and Betty Friel, Layna Browdy, Chuck and Terri Keas, Mike Kritz and Mark Mayuga.
It was another enjoyable picnic day out and fabulous drive through some lush back country roads. Thank you to the San Diego Jaguar Club for inviting us to come along and have such fun. The intra-club events are enjoyable and fun, you guys should try the next one in May at the March Air Force Base Museum.
Cheers, Mark Mayuga, JOCLA President