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Fall Tour Report

Thanks to Doug Schrank for all his efforts – here is his report on the fall tour

CNY Porsche Club Fall Tour

A group of (8) cars made a scenic drive to Pennsylvania for this years Fall tour. The first (5) cars met at the Lafayette McDonalds and paraded to the Binghamton Cracker Barrel for a light lunch where we met (3) cars from the South. After lunch, we drove a combination of Rt. 81, 11 and some back roads to reach the Lackawanna Coal mine outside of Scranton. It was cold and dark down that 190-foot mineshaft, but many including myself, had never been in a mine before. After several caution and red lights, we did keep the cars together through the Scranton rush hour and made our way to the Bartonsville Hampton Inn. Stopped in Nicholson to view the Tunkhannock Viaduct, the highest and largest concrete railway bridge in North America capable of carrying the load of two trains at once. After a very frantic shopping trip and a quick pizza and sub take out order, we just managed to spread everything out as the first of our group arrived at the meeting room at 6:30 exactly.

An interesting thing about buying beer in Pennsylvania, the most any one person can purchase at once is a 12 pack and it must be paid for in the beer section. Luckily there were three of us and so we were able to get the amount we needed, but only after showing our ID’s, paying for each purchase separately and waiting while the cashier carefully wrapped each 12 pack individually.

With Happy Hour finally underway and everyone in attendance, we enjoyed mostly beer, some wine and other snacks, pizza and subs and a full bottle of Glenlivet 12 year old scotch. Thank you Bill!!

The Hampton Inn was fabulous, and believe it or not, our check inn clerk’s name was Porsche.

Saturday we attended the Autumn Timber Fest at Shawnee Mountain ski resort outside of Stroudsburg. The roads up and back to the ski area were nice and winding and enjoyed by all. The Timber festival was not crowded and easy to get around and included lumberjack competition, chainsaw and blacksmith demos, K9 competition and pig/goat races. We had food from the several lunch trucks and a few beers and back to the hotel for a well deserved nap.

Saturday night, we went to dinner at Longhorns Steakhouse in Bartonsville, which was just across the street. We had a very large group of (16) and they get very busy on Saturdays around 6 pm, but they seated us all in the same section at three tables.

After Sunday morning breakfast and checkout, we drove along the Delaware watergap to Port Jervis and then along the Delaware river back to NY. Again, the Pennsylvania roads did not disappoint with lots of curves and a few open stretches for higher speeds. It was a little cool but it never rained and the foliage was very beautiful.