Lake Geneva 2001

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martyandcaryl@charter.net

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Lake Geneva was so much fun again this year.
We arrived Friday evening and stayed in a caboose, which was an
experience in itself, especially when someone kept the family up part
of the night making train noises and rocking the car. The kids were
glad no train hooked up to us in the middle of the night and pull us
away. It was great.
Breakfast at Scuttlebutts on the beach was followed by lots of
driving up and down and in and out on the beach giving many rides.
The weather was mostly sunny and in the mid 70's. All the time a
classic car rally was going on with so many fantastic cars to look
at, and we're talking big buck cars!
Papa Cory's parking lot was full of Amphicars by noon. We also had
the parking lot full of serious lookers. We hit the beach in front
of Papa's which had traffic backed up a quarter mile in either
direction with more onlookers.
Next we drove to Fontana, slipped in the water at the dock and eight
strong cruised through the marina right into the middle of the
Antique and Classic Wooden Boat show at the Abby. We drove up the
landing and parked right in the middle of the trailered boats and the
cheering crowd. The Abby was beautiful and the boats were gorgeous.
We stole the show and they definitely want us back next year!
Then it was off to Bill's lake front property for some refreshment
and good conversation. Thank you Bill for a great time.
Winding down the evening, we stopped in at Skinney's for ribs & more
refreshment. A few goodbyes and crossing the lake back to downtown
Lake Geneva in the dark. It was a great swimming night!
Giving rides along the beach again followed Sunday's breakfast. It
was the nicest fall, sunny day we can remember. We drew Celina
proportioned crowds all day on the beach. We were having such a good
time (down to two cars left and riders still lined up around thick
around us) until "Officer: Cowboy Buckaroo" stopped by to end all
the fun. "You guys can't have those cars out here on this beach,
look at all the people! Where has he been for the past 2 days? We
were polite, told him "Yes sir, we will remove our cars from your
beach right away." An interested in Amphi bystander was taken away
for trying to stick up for us. Little did Buckaroo know we had
already given our last rides and were heading home anyway, exhausted
and exhilarated from an absolutely wonderful weekend.
We plan on talking with the city before giving rides and drawing a
crowd next year.
Marty & Caryl
BUOYANT in WI
'64 Turq
 
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Schulz Gary-FGS111

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<span class="960431121-03102001"><font face="Arial" color="#0000ff" size="2">This may be heresy, but is it possible to hold "Celina" at Lake Geneva instead? It is a beautiful location and still centrally located. Just a thought...</font></span>
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<span class="960431121-03102001"><font face="Arial" color="#0000ff" size="2">Gary</font></span>
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From: martyandcaryl@charter.net [mailto:martyandcaryl@charter.net]
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 3:10 PM
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Lake Geneva 2001

</font><tt>Lake Geneva was so much fun again this year.
We arrived Friday evening and stayed in a caboose, which was an
experience in itself, especially when someone kept the family up part
of the night making train noises and rocking the car. The kids were
glad no train hooked up to us in the middle of the night and pull us
away. It was great.
Breakfast at Scuttlebutts on the beach was followed by lots of
driving up and down and in and out on the beach giving many rides.
The weather was mostly sunny and in the mid 70's. All the time a
classic car rally was going on with so many fantastic cars to look
at, and we're talking big buck cars!
Papa Cory's parking lot was full of Amphicars by noon. We also had
the parking lot full of serious lookers. We hit the beach in front
of Papa's which had traffic backed up a quarter mile in either
direction with more onlookers.
Next we drove to Fontana, slipped in the water at the dock and eight
strong cruised through the marina right into the middle of the
Antique and Classic Wooden Boat show at the Abby. We drove up the
landing and parked right in the middle of the trailered boats and the
cheering crowd. The Abby was beautiful and the boats were gorgeous.
We stole the show and they definitely want us back next year!
Then it was off to Bill's lake front property for some refreshment
and good conversation. Thank you Bill for a great time.
Winding down the evening, we stopped in at Skinney's for ribs & more
refreshment. A few goodbyes and crossing the lake back to downtown
Lake Geneva in the dark. It was a great swimming night!
Giving rides along the beach again followed Sunday's breakfast. It
was the nicest fall, sunny day we can remember. We drew Celina
proportioned crowds all day on the beach. We were having such a good
time (down to two cars left and riders still lined up around thick
around us) until "Officer: Cowboy Buckaroo" stopped by to end all
the fun. "You guys can't have those cars out here on this beach,
look at all the people! Where has he been for the past 2 days? We
were polite, told him "Yes sir, we will remove our cars from your
beach right away." An interested in Amphi bystander was taken away
for trying to stick up for us. Little did Buckaroo know we had
already given our last rides and were heading home anyway, exhausted
and exhilarated from an absolutely wonderful weekend.
We plan on talking with the city before giving rides and drawing a
crowd next year.
Marty & Caryl
BUOYANT in WI
'64 Turq


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Marc Schlemmer

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-----Gary wrote------
This may be heresy, but is it possible to hold "Celina" at Lake Geneva
instead? It is a beautiful location and still centrally located. Just a
thought...

Gary
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According to the Bylaws of the International Amphicar Owners Club, the
annual Convention and Swim In (the "National") is to be held each Summer
somewhere in the USA. That means that yes, it could someday be in Lake
Geneva.
The Amphicar Board selects the location based on several criteria....and
Lake Geneva may in fact score highly on many points.
The Board tries to make decisions based on what is best for the bulk of the
Membership AND on the desires of the Membership. So that means all the
Board members would be happy to hear ideas, suggestions and other items to
better serve the members.
Meanwhile, there's no reason not to make Lake Geneva a huge Regional event
each year! It has a nice little niche there in the "late September" time
frame.....and it looks like it is becoming a tradition, like Mt. Dora,
Florida each March. I'm sure hoping to make it in 2002! I would have been
there this year but already made plans to go to the Evansville event.

Marc Schlemmer.
 
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