50th Anniversary logo January201902

Paul Taylor got the inspiration for this Run after hearing that Mom's Cafe in Sooke has been put up for sale.

Also, a quick look back through available records shows that the Victoria Chapter has been to Mom's Cafe three times since 1998 -- November 2000, January 2004 and July 2005.  So, it was obviously time to plan another visit.

The run was about 60 minutes and 26.5 miles long. -- including some backroads in Sooke, in an effort to take folks on roads they may not have been on before.

Our youngest driver -- and his
navigator sitting on the rear deck!!
An open hood always attracts attention!!

The weather was just about perfect for a January Run -- sunny and bright.  The temperature was about 10 degrees!!

Attendance included 19 memberships in 17 cars (8 vintage and 9 modern).  Thirty-four people participated and 32 of those stayed for refreshments at Mom's Cafe. 
Paul's route started on:  Burnside Rd. West, along to joining the Old Island Highway, to Ocean Boulevard and a drive along Esquimalt Lagoon.  We saw the driftwood sculptures by local artist Paul Lewis.  Leaving the lagoon via Milburn Road and Hatley Drive, we continued onto Metchosin Road and William Head Road.

A short drive through the historic single-lane road lined with Lombardy poplars -- Lombard Drive, took us onto Rocky Point Road, Tiswilde Road, Kangaroo Road and onto Highway 14 to Sooke.


We followed a short scenic drive around the back roads of Sooke:  Charters Road, Throup Road, Church Road, Helgesen Road, Otter Point Road, Highway 14 and Shields Road -- to Mom's Cafe, where the back section had been reserved for us.

Thanks to Paul Taylor for
another "Taylor-made" run.


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