Myopia Driving Club Picnic Drive

Is it ever too cold to drive?

Well, maybe… But not on Sunday, November 7 at Bradley Palmer State Park! Clouds and 40-ish temperatures were no match for the zeal of Myopia Driving Club members who came out for the Final Picnic Drive of the 2010 Season. Six intrepid drivers brought out their equines to enjoy the trails of Bradley Palmer, each other’s company and… The Picnic! (We all know that food is a central focus of any MDC Activity… more on that later.)

Someone drove her truck and trailer into the known muddy spot in the parking area, forgetting that her new truck didn’t have 4-wheel drive! After Marc Johnson heroically towed the rig out of the mud, we hitched and drove the always-lovely and interesting trails of Bradley Palmer. Marc rode with Pam Biggi and Finn the Wonder Pony; Nan MacGown drove her Friesian Syb with Fred Sullivan on the back step; Kat Tremblay and Metallica treated Judi Milano to a ride; and Dierdre Pirie rallied to drive Rupert, ably assisted by Alice Burnham. (Nothing can stop that woman when she is determined!) Nancy Kiley and Robyn Royer brought their “Little Frenz” in their special MINI-Vans. We were thrilled to be able to include the Minis due to the Park Staff bending over backwards to make it possible for them to avoid the rockiest parts of the trail. The Park Staff at Bradley Palmer have always done their best to accommodate our every need. Kudos and many thanks to them.

Back at the parking area, Margot Clark joined us to share the camaraderie, picnic and to take pictures of the Happy Adventurers. Highlights of this day’s offerings were a Shrimp Cocktail, a lovely bottle of Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, and a Birthday Cake… not telling whose birthday it was though…. <insert evil laugh here>