As promised in an earlier email, we will be hosting only one regional meet this year. We are combining the Spring and Fall Meets into ONE Summer Meet in Gunnison, Colorado. We will be holding this meet in conjunction with the Gunnison Car Club Show, which is held on the weekend of August 17-19.
I would propose the following:
Wednesday, August 15 - Check into hotel/cabin in the late afternoon. Welcome dinner with resident and newest Southwest members, Jack & Carole Loken at a local restaurant.
Thursday, August 16 - Explore Gunnison, Colorado attractions which include the Gunnison Pioneer Museum ($10/person).
Friday, August 17 - Morning trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Car show “Cruise in” on Main Street 6-9pm. Music on Stage.
Saturday, August 18 - Show & Shine, 8am - 3pm. Lots of activities (see website). If we can commit to bringing enough Graham cars to the show, they will be the feature brand of the show and displayed prominently.
Sunday, August 19 - Join breakfast cruise to Crested Butte with the car club (if not full) or drive to Crested Butte on our own. Crested Butte is a beautiful shopping and sightseeing “ski” town in the mountains.
Monday, August 20 - Check out of accommodations and drive home.
As always, the activities listed above can change based on weather, etc. (these are only suggestions at this point). There are several hotel options in Gunnison, including the following: Holiday Inn Express, Econolodge, Alpine Inn & Suites, Days Inn, and Water Wheel Inn. I have also researched on airbnb.com for cabins with multiple beds that couples could share. The price would be similar to hotels. Some coordination would be required to book these accommodations.
So, I know this is 4.5 months away, but it is time to get started with planning and preparations. First of all, we need commitments of Graham cars to come to the meet!
Please reply and let me know if you would be interested in attending this really special Meet in Gunnison, Colorado!