On our drive up to Jay Peak, we hit a few scenic spots along the way. We stopped at the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon in Wellsboro, PA. Wellsboro is a very quant town and the Mountain Laurel Festival was also in full swing when we arrived. From Wellsboro we went through Watkins Glen, NY and stopped at the state park and hiked up through the Glen. We didn’t have time to go to the famous Watkins Glen racetrack but it would have been fun. We also stopped at the Ausable Chasm, which is located along the western shore of Lake Champlain.
When we arrived at Jay Peak on Sunday, we checked in at the PCA reception center. The check in process went very smoothly. During this process we receive the tickets for all of the events that we had signed up for and we meet Dave and Karen McFaddin where they were working as volunteers. The condo accommodations were very nice but we noted northern Vermont can get very warm in summertime. There are many activities at the PCA Parade and it is impossible to do each event. We signed up for only one or two events a day, which worked out well. Sunday evening we attended the Welcome Party, which was held slope slide at the ski resort. The First Settler’s club was able to sit together at two different tables, which allowed us to get acquainted with some of the other members that we don’t see often. The food was excellent and the company even better.
Monday, we attended the Concourse and wished George and Pam Michaels good luck on their entry. It was really neat to see all of the different cars from around the U.S. and Canada. That evening we went on a dinner cruise with two other couples from the club. It was interesting to pass by the border of the U.S. and Canada and to see the marker. The weather and the meal were great. We sat out on the deck of the boat as we ate steak and lobster.
Tuesday, we attended a fun run to Canada with other members of First Settler’s and stopped by a few Canadian wineries.
On Wednesday, we drove with the McFaddin’s to Mt. Washington, N.H. We didn’t drive up the mountain but enjoyed the great scenery and the historic Mt. Washington Hotel. We came along a cow in the middle of the road on the trip back to Jay Peak. She was very interested in our cars and wanted to go along with us. We named her Bessie! The club also attended the Concourse dinner together and met on Wednesday evening for dinner at one of the local restaurants, the Belfry.
We had a great week meeting new people that share the Porsche passion and spending time with fellow members of First Settler’s.