Story: Mike Woodings
Photos: Mike Woodings, Glenda Fulmer, Janene McDonald
May focused on the BIG runs north scheduled at the end of the month and into early June. Our club members elected to split directions to two destinations, some to Monterey and some to Sacramento and the Napa Valley. Read all about those trips in the June edition of the Gazette, next month.
We did have another Surprise Breakfast on the schedule for Sunday, May 27th. Initially, 56 folks signed up for the event and when the big day arrived, 58 showed up for the run to parts unknown. Excitement was in the air as we gathered in the Walmart lot for headcount and instructions.
Something definitely was up, as we were told to turn LEFT on Newhall Ranch Road as we exited instead of the usual outbound right. Being good caravanners, we followed instructions and the Corvette ahead, eastbound, giving our community a great parade of Corvettes to enjoy early on Sunday morning.
We reached Bouquet Canyon and proceeded right to Cinema Drive for another right and then into the lot of Mama’s Table at 23340 Cinema Drive. Our hosts at Mama’s were waiting as we descended on the location and filled the place, with big appetites from our 3.6-mile drive.
Reviews describe Mama’s Table as “Great little gem!”, “Nice and homey!”, “Great food and friendly server!”, “Huge plus is breakfast all day!!!”. We experienced all of the described pluses and were well taken care of, especially with five dozen customers all walking in at once.
Some of us waited a while to be served, but some were generally pleased at how quickly their orders came. Ask the Websters, they will tell you why they choose Mama’s Table over a particular restaurant in Weatherford, Oklahoma.
There was an added bonus as we waited and visited and ate. The Indianapolis 500 was televised on the nearby widescreen! We witnessed Chevrolet’s latest Corvette set the pace for this year’s race. The new 2019 Corvette ZR1 is the most powerful Corvette to ever set the race’s pace, and it’s the most powerful pace car to ever run at Indy with its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 sending 755 hp to the rear wheels.
As our surprise breakfast run came to an end, with everyone well-fortified with Mama’s cooking, we headed out to the winds, with no leader, trusted to make our own way to our next destination. With $4.00 per gallon for gas, maybe a shorter caravan from time to time is the way to go. Be sure to let our Activities Committee know how you liked the run and drop some suggestions in the box at our meetings about an event you would like to help organize.
Gotta go now, time to get packed for Monterey!