Arrival to The Promised Land (part 2 of 10)

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Amphipoda & Mermaid

After checking into the Holiday Inn we stumbled
into CJ's Restaurant in search of amphibians. The
parking lot was riddled with a virtual rainbow of
Amphicars, several owners, and dozens of curious
on-lookers. Imagine seeing that sight for the first
time?? easily 30+ Amphicars?? so surreal
and so very wonderful. Mermaid & I were without
our name tags as yet, but I was sporting my
"Amphipoda" baseball cap which immediately
garnished some curious looks. Then lots of hearty
handshakes and introductions. Names began to click
and the faces punctuated the greetings. I met dozens
of folks in a span of a half-hour and managed to
have all of them sign the Hugh Gordon plaque.
(More on the plaque in later parts of this series).
Our first ride was with future club president Marc
& future first lady Elizabeth (a Mermaid as well).
Marc knows and pointed out just about everyone
in the club, and every car's story, so it's really
no wonder he'll be the next club president (the
board willing). Really nice couple, I agree with
Hugh's wife, Jeani, that they should be wed at next
years Celina Swim In?? imagine that party!
Dave the Wave & I could secure the bachelor
party essentials - but I digress. The Celina police
somehow got us into a caravan lineup and then
escorted us through the center of town. Streets
lined with folks who reckoned they were
witnessing the second coming?? some really
funny stares, but lots of huge smiles and waves.
Mermaid & I are in awe and we haven't even got
to the friggin water yet.
Upcoming highlights in parts 3 - 6 include:
Why they call it "Hot Hole," The Heaths and the
Horns, Billy Splash King owes me new underwear,
and How I nearly sunk Dave the Wave's Brown
Wonder. Reckon I have your interest now?

'64 Turquoise
San Diego