Past Events/Runs

Created by on 24 May 2017

May 21st 2017 – Sunday Run to Placid Estate

After an uncertain week with lots of rain forecast Sunday dawned a magnificent autumn morning and progressed to a perfect day for an outside lunch. Sixteen  happy folk in six studes and two brand x cars set off from the Crafers park and ride at 10am. We motored through Mount Barker to Wistow then on to Strathalbyn for a coffee break. Along with many ,many other cars and motorbikes out for the day. The bakery was hopping , Marty and Margarets coffee took 20 mins. The rest of us bought coffee and donuts at a caravan in the Sunday market. Like we all needed donuts!.

We set off again and headed east to Wellington on the Murray river, yes you guessed it ,same river as Renmark. Luck was on our side again and all of us fitted on the ferry together. Ray Lamming was sporting the shiny , brand new red Mustang and drove gingerly onto the punt with just enough clearance. Carole was in her element, she just loves ferrys , not. We arrived at our holiday home at about 12.30 to be joined by Dick Hobby from Lameroo and David Read from nearby Tailem Bend. Perfect  timing.

The sun was out, the breeze was light and the company terrific. We lined the Studes up for a photo, confining the mustang to the carport. Didn’t want the paint to fade. We set up 2 tables on the deck overlooking our magnificent river ,the ladies got to it inside preparing all the dishes they had brought and the bbq was lit. With help from Darryl, Brenton, and Bob lunch was soon sizzling.

The next 3 hours was spent with great food, great wine and naturally lots of talk about Studes. It was fantastic for Jan and I to host such a great group of people for a great lunch. I don’t think we have had such a large gathering on the deck for lunch before. No one was interested in a swim or ski although David Trembath said he might try a barefoot.! I told him the boat key was missing.

So to Meredith and Brenton Thomas, Carole and Ray Lamming, Maxine and Darryl Jones, Betty and Fred Jones, Bob and Judy Rischmuller, David Trembath and Betty, Marty and Margaret , Dick Hobby and David Read, thanks for your company and a great day . Sorry you had to follow the Bullet Nose at 90kms an hour. But that’s life in a Stude.  I hope it didn’t soot up the plugs in the new Pony.

Jan and Graham Foale.

Stude2405171   Enjoying our beautiful lunch                               Stude2405172Jan Foale and Carole Lamming