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Saturday Drive: The Harrison Lake Run

Saturday Drive: The Harrison Lake Run

British Columbia
Saturday, May 7, 2016 -
8:30am to 2:30pm
Harrison Lake, BC
British Columbia

A Saturday Drive, and a bright sunny day...

Once again, Don and Marion Rutherford have taken us for a beautiful drive down the backroads outside of Vancouver.

We all met for a morning coffee in Coquitlam before setting off on our scenic excursion eastwards towards Mission. There was time enough for a photo or two, and it was already warm enough that all the covertible tops were down. Marinus Van Prattenburg brought his newly purchased 560SL for its first Club event, and lovely it was, too.

After a nice drive along the tree-lined lanes of Maple Ridge, we made our way to our first stop, the Stave Lake Power House, now a BC Hydro museum. Alongside the carefully preserved turbines and generators we wandered amongst the exhibits of old electric appliances and displays about the history of Power Generation in BC. There was good fun to be had with the interactive exhibits and  demonstrations of the Jacon's Ladder apparatus. Here too, were great opportunities to ham it up for photos.

We reluctantly got back underway, towards the lunch waiting for us in Harrison Lake. We meandered alongside the river and through very small towns for a ways until we turned to head up to the lake and vacationland for generations of BC families. As we turned into the Old Settlers' Pub parking lot, we found Gunnar Andersen waiting for us, with his shiny black 1956 300S "Adenaur". Originally owned by the Manning family of BC, it had been fully restored in 1981, and kept in top condition for the past 12 years by Gunnar.

Marion and Don had booked a sunny table for us on the patio. We had a delightful lunch in the warm outdoors, but many of us could not resist going to for a traditional ice cream at one of the many ice cream stands. The Rutherfords were even gracious enough to treat us, too!

Another wonderful day of simple pleasures and great company. Our thanks once again to Don and Marion.