Today, October 18th, proved to be a perfect day for our annual Fall Foliage Tour. A few gray clouds but overall sunny with a brisk autumn chill in the air set the scene for a pleasant drive through farm and apple country of Cumberland and Adams Counties.
Our day began bright and early around 8:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post 262 in Biglerville, PA. This is the second time Post 262 has played host as a coffee and doughnut stop for one of our tours, and we thank them heartily. After getting our directions and a good dose of caffeine, we set out at 9:30 at a leisurely pace along moderately quiet back roads. The tour, carefully organized by John and Janet Wolfe, and Marlin and Brenda Wood, stretched for approximately 50 miles and lasted about 2 hours. In addition to breathtaking scenery, we passed by some interesting landmarks such as the historic Russell Tavern which housed George Washington in 1794 during the Whiskey Rebellion.
Our drive ended with a buffet meal of chicken and lasagna at Green Ridge Village Retirement Center. In addition to good food, everyone got a chance to show off their cars to the residents who voted on their favorite automobiles. Winners received trophies. We also would like to thank everyone at Green Ridge Village for their wonderful hospitality.
With over 30 cars and almost 60 members in attendance, it’s safe to call this yet another successful tour. We all look forward to next year and invite everyone to join in. Remember, you don’t need to be a GRAACA member to come, all you need is to register and bring your antique car.