While we were gallivanting around the south coast and surrounding countryside here in New South Wales, our South Australian friends were enjoying Christmas celebrations as well. Catch up on the South Australian Lotus Christmas party, with thanks to Andrew Stevens.
SA Christmas Run to Younghusband on the Murray
By Andrew Stevens
While our NSW brethren were headed to Peppers Craigieburn for their Christmas lunch, December 3rd saw the SA mob head to Younghusband on the banks of the Murray River for their 2017 Christmas get together.
Thanks to Chris Burton (organiser), and Richard and Heather Knight, who graciously offered up their property overlooking the mighty Murray for the event.
After assembling as usual at Glen Osmond, the snake of Lotus wound its way through the hills to the historic German township of Hahndorf, our first stop, for coffee and cake at the German Cake Shop. After caffeine levels were replenished, we journeyed onwards through Mount Barker, past the Monarto Free Range Zoo, and drove out to Murray Bridge, where we veered left to follow the scenic river road (well some of us did), to arrive at Younghusband.
The barbeques were soon fired up and conversation flowed around, with those who had arrived in “German Lotus” given a fair ribbing and coming up with inventive excuses as to why they had left their Hethel bolide behind.
Even the weather gods smiled kindly on us, as we got down to the business of lunch, watching the houseboats cruise past, and chilling out, talking cars, telephone reception, Christmas plans, and more cars.
Lotus Adelaide had kindly offered up a free basic service on a Lotus as a raffle prize, and David Hopper will be taking his 240 Cup in to take advantage of his prize.
Far too soon, we were all wishing each other a very Merry Christmas, and getting reminded that the next SA Lotus Run is on January 7th, meeting as usual at the Sikh Centre at the bottom of the SE Freeway by 9:00am.
Merry Christmas all!