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Aston Martin Owners Club – Road Trip to Colorado June 30, 2019

Aston Martin Owners Club – Road Trip to Colorado
The Red River Chapter of the AMOC has organized a 5-day, ~770 mile road trip event through the Colorado Rockies, and all AMOC members are invited to join! We meet in Colorado Springs on June 30th, and from there we make our way up to Estes Park where we will be staying at the historic Stanley Hotel over 4th of July. This event is entirely free – you just pay whatever it costs for hotels, gas, and food. There is a cap of 50 people and there are currently 42 signed up coming from California, Texas, and Colorado, so space is limited and hotel rooms are running low. The full, detailed itinerary is attached along with detailed information about the hotels and how to make your reservations.

If you wish to join us on this epic journey please make your hotel reservations ASAP and then contact Brian Greenstone at brian@amoctexas.orgbrian@amoctexas.org so that you will be added to the official event Evite and receive any updates and information. Optionally, you can RSVP directly on the Evite here: http://evite.me/MqTxWqWfpz http://evite.me/MqTxWqWfpz


COLORADO 2019 ITINERARY

This AMOC Members-only road trip starts in Colorado Springs on Monday, July 1st. Depending on how far you’re driving to get there you may have to leave Saturday or Sunday. From Colorado Springs to Estes Park, the road trip will involve ~770 miles / 15 hours of driving spread out over 4 days. It is imperative that you RSVP on the event event Evite since all communications and updates will be done there.

Our route takes us all over the central Rockies, so the scenery should be quite spectacular! We will be making stops in Crested Butte, Aspen / Snowmass, and Estes Park. Every day has a hiking / sightseeing option. 3 of the 4 hikes are morning hikes, so you can always skip that, sleep in, and meet up with us for the drive later, but these hikes are going to be well worth the effort, and are fairly easy and short.

WEATHER:

Expect daytime highs to be 72-77º with nighttime lows of 39-46º. We will be at 6000-9000’ elevation most of the time, so those coming in from sea level should be careful the first few days. It takes a day per 1000’ of elevation change to acclimate.

CLOTHING:

You do not need to bring anything fancy. Just comfortable driving clothes, hiking clothes & shoes, and whatever you’re comfortable in for dinner. Temperatures will go from cold to warm, so take that into account.

LODGING:

The full details on lodging are in the separate Lodging document, but here’s the summary:

You will need to make your own reservations. You should make your reservations ASAP because we are *not* getting room blocks held for us – just discounted rates. Being 4th of July these rooms will book up sooner rather than later, so you should do this immediately while there is still availability! Here are the four places you need to make reservations:


June 30th:   The Cliff House at Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs $197 (inclusive) https://www.thecliffhouse.com/

Arrive at The Cliff House at Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs (just outside of Colorado Springs) anytime today/tonight. Manitou Springs is a fun little tourist town with lots of touristy shopping, so if you arrive early enough you can tour the town or tour the nearby Broadmoore Hotel area. Around 7:00 pm those who have arrived can meet for dinner.


DAY 1: MONDAY, JULY 1st

9:00 am…. 

After breakfast at The Cliff House hotel we will head over to Garden of the Gods (5.5 miles away) for some easy morning hiking.

11:00 pm….

Set Waze to House Rock Kitchen in Buena Vista for lunch. Drive is 91 miles @ 1:46h.

1:00 pm….

Lunch at House Rock Kitchen.

2:00 pm….

Set Waze to

The Lodge  at Mountaineer Square   http://www.skicb.com/lodging/mountaineer-square

in Crested Butte. 113 miles @ 2:11h.

4:30 pm Arrive in Crested Butte

Lodge at Mountaineer Square in Crested Butte $258.47 (inclusive)


Day 2: Tuesday July 2nd:

9:00 am….

This morning we head to The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument for some incredible drives and views. Possibly some short walks to scenic spots, but no major hiking. Set Waze to South Rim Visitor Center. 92 miles @ 1:51h

11:00 am….

Visit the Visitor Center & the Gunnison Point Overlook.

11:30 pm….

Now we drive down into the canyon. Head back to the Entrance Station – there turn left onto East Portal Road. It’s about 6 miles down into the canyon to the river.

12:15 pm….

Set Nav to The Stone House in Montrose for lunch. ~20 miles / 35 minutes.

1:00 pm….

Lunch at The Stone House

2:30 pm….

Set Waze to Hayes Creek Falls 93 miles @ 2:00h. Parking is on the pullouts on the side of the highway, and the falls are just 100’ from the road.

4:45 pm….

Set Waze to Viceroy Hotel in Snowmass. 48 miles @ 1:00h.

https://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/snowmass

6:00 pm….

Arrive at Viceroy Hotel in Snowmass.

Viceroy Snowmass $200 (+tax & fees)


Day 3: Wednesday July 3 & 4

7:00 am….

For those who want an early morning hike to see what is generally deemed the most scenic place in Colorado we will head over to Maroon Bells which is about 16 miles from the hotel. Plan on hiking & exploring for 2-3 hours. If we are lucky and get there early enough we may be able to park (public parking is cut off after 8am and may fill even earlier). Otherwise, we take the bus into the park. Those not hiking get to sleep in or go explore Aspen.

11:00 am….

Set Waze for Butterhorn Bakery Cafe in Frisco for lunch. 98 miles @ 2:38h

1:40 pm….

Arrive at Butterhorn Bakery & Cafe for Lunch 2:30pm Set Waze to Berthoud Pass 59 miles @ 1:08h (pee stop)

4:00 pm….

Set Waze to Alpine Visitor Center 69 miles @ 1:30h.

5:30 pm….

Alpine Visitor Center short walk @ 12,000ft to see the overlook (pee stop)

6:00 pm….

Set Waze to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. 25 miles @ 0:40h

6:45 pm….

Arrive at The Stanley Hotel 

https://www.stanleyhotel.com/

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park $304+


 

DAY 4: THURSDAY, JULY 4th

Today is the 4th of July and we have lots of options to choose from: hike, drive, relax, etc.

Hike to Emerald Lake

7:00 am….

For those who are up to it we will meet in the lobby and head out to the

Bear Lake Trailhead. The trailhead is about a 1/2 hour drive from the hotel, and here we will be doing a 3.5 mile out and back hike to Emerald Lake. We must get an early start because this trail and parking lot gets packed!

Scenic Drive

Have lunch at the hotel before heading out because nothing will be open on the road.

12:30 pm….

In case you haven’t seen enough beautiful Rocky Mountain scenery, here’s another chance to see more! Set Waze to US Forest Service Visitor Center on Poudre Canyon Hwy: 66 miles @ 2:05.

3:20 pm….

Pee stop at Visitor Center then turn around and go back the way you came.

5:30 pm….

Arrive back at Stanley Hotel.

Evening Festivities

8:00 pm….

Dinner @ Hotel

9:30 pm….

Fireworks show!!!

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Red River Region Annual Retreat and TXABCDE Car Show in Dallas, Texas May 3, 2019, 9:00am – May 5, 2019, 11:30pm

Our annual retreat takes place from May 3rd-5th, and we will be staying at The Inn on the River in Glen Rose, TX. https://www.innontheriver.com/

9 am departure from the Barnes & Noble at the Hill Country Galleria for another Hill Country Drive with lunch.

Hill Country Galleria
12701 Hill Country Blvd Ste O-140
Bee Cave, TX 78738
512-263-7402
LOCATION https://www.google.com/maps/place/Barnes+%26+Noble/@30.3081235,-97.9414866,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x865b37eabb7c9b6d:0xe8c76fea59a3a670!4m5!3m4!1s0x865b37ebaa47cb97:0x4f9ce6d57e6fbc30!8m2!3d30.3081189!4d-97.9392926?hl=en

A scenic drive on Saturday with lunch and dinner. Then on Sunday we head into Dallas for the Texas All British Car Days show.   http://www.specialtypartshop.com/txabcd/

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Guided Tour of the Sarasota Ringling Museum Saturday, April 27th

 


Guided Tour of the Sarasota Ringling Museum (Art/Circus/Residences). 

Starts at 1:30 pm ($50/person). https://www.ringling.org/circus-museum

Dinner at Jack Dusty/ Ritz-Carlton -Sarasota at 5:00 pm (Pay on your own check).


 

http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/florida/sarasota/dining/jack-dusty?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2

Sarasota Ballet Performance of “Giselle”– Season Finale

Opera House -downtown Sarasota-   7:30 pm

Purchase your tickets at: https://www.sarasotaballet.org/events/type/company-performances/2019-04-27

Contact Paul Saatsoglou if you have any questions…

Florida-rep-2@amocna.org, or Paul.saatsoglou@gmail.com  (609) 216 3926

Mandatory $50 payment per person – This covers Ringling Museum tour only.

Send payment to:

Paul Saatsoglou

1155 N Gulfstream Avenue

Sarasota, Fl. 34236

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Cars on Fifth February 9, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Naples Chapter of the Ferrari Club of America is proud to announce the 14th Annual ‘Cars on 5th’show in Naples. Set for Saturday February 9th, 2019, on Fifth Avenue South.

https://www.paradisecoast.com/event/cars-on-fifth/4164

 

Fifth Avenue South

701 Fifth Avenue South

NaplesFL 34102

 Map

For further information please contact: Paul Saatsoglou paul.saatsoglou@gmail.com

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SNOW TUBING AND BRUNCH SUNDAY JANUARY 20, 2019

Put your snow tires on!

Our North East Rep Malcolm Burwell has come up with a new idea for the non-snowbirds! Breakfast and Snow-tubing. This event takes place Sunday January 20 [THAT’s REAL SOON]. Brunch will be at the historic Colonial Inn http://www.concordscolonialinn.com/  The Tubing Park is at the Nashoba Valley Ski Area https://www.skinashoba.com/Articles.asp?ID=340

We will be on the snow, man-made if necessary, from 10am-noon.  The club is subsidizing the cost down to $15/person.  Bring your family, bring your friends.  If you have never “tubed”, you are in for a treat.

After the tubing, we will proceed to a top-drawer buffet brunch at the historic Colonial Inn in Concord MA (sample menu here).  We will each pick-up our own check ($35/adult, $19/child-under-12 years). 

Please RSVP NOW with your intentions!
Malcolm Burwell  NE-Representative@AMOCna.org

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Palm Beach International Raceway  on Saturday Feb 2nd.

Dear Florida Members,

Happy New Year!

We are organizing a track day at Palm Beach International Raceway  on Saturday Feb 2nd.

This event includes  7 :20 minute track sessions from 9:00 am to about 4:00 pm   It is offered by “Hooked On Driving” (www.hookedondriving.com) and depending on the number of sign ups we may have our own run group.  Depending on your driving experience,  they will blend some of us with other groups of cars signed up the day. ( the usual Porsches, etc.)

The price for the event is $545.  This includes a driving coach that will ride with you through the day, a helmet for the day and catered lunch.  Water is available for free. (If driving coach is not needed, the price is $345).

There is a mandatory drivers meeting at 8:00 am at the track. If you do not attend this, you do not drive!

Please respond by Tuesday Jan 8 as we need to reserve the spots asap.

Best regards,

Paul Saatsoglou

AMOC Florida Rep. http://: florida-rep-2@amocna.org

Mobile: 1. 609.216.3926

Home: 1. 941.993.1821

 

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“Sanibel FL- Brunch and Driving Tour” Sunday January 20, 2019 11:30 am

THISTLE LODGE BEACHFRONT RESTAURANT ” Casa Ybel Resort- Sanibel Fl. 

LEGENDARY !

The award winning Thistle Lodge serves up a delightful Floridian and European culinary experience on par with the distinguished elegance that only Casa Ybel Resort’s unparalleled culinary team can offer.  Enjoy the award-winning gastronomic masterpieces in Sanibel’s most historic upscale restaurant that once played host to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

website: http://www.casaybelresort.com/beachfront-dining/

$50/person- all inclusive,  cash or personal check only please

Bacon and Sausage

Waffles/Pancakes

Scrambled eggs

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Breakfast Breads/Pastries/Muffins

Home Style Breakfast Potatoes/ Peppers and Onions (Roasted Variety)

Seasonal Fruit Tray

 

Fresh Mixed Green Salad Selection

Crunchy Fried (Perch or Walleye)/Lemon-Pepper Tartar Sauce

C.A.B. Prime Rib/ Red Wine and Peppercorn Demi Glace (Carving)

Char-Grilled Chicken Breast/Jack Daniels BBQ glaze

Rice Pilaf

Mixed Vegetables

Key Lime Pie

Apple Crisp

Standard beverage service by servers (Coffee, Tea, Juices, Soft Drinks, Milk, Etc.

Contact: Paul Saatsoglou  mailto:florida-rep-2@amocna.org

Mobile: 1 609 216 3926

Home: 1 941 993 1821

Home: 1 212 754 3019