The winter of 2015 will be remembered as being particularly cold with people who normally don’t comment on the weather actually saying it’s a bit much where’s the sun? A few days before our shakedown run I was asking the same question, however driving into the Ingle Farm shopping Centre on Sunday 13th it was certainly a burst of spring.
It’s always a great sight to see Mustangs rolling in at the start of one of our runs, and roll in they did, the northerners in place we waited for Dean who was leading the southerners from the deep south.
We don’t mind waiting as it takes a bit of time to get permits stamped at Edwardstown which clears Southerners to venture into the prestigious Northern area.
Twenty plus Mustangs left at 10 45am right on time heading towards Lyndoch the gateway to the Barossa Valley, now herein lies a story because of course this was a shakedown run and no way were we going to drive directly to lunch.
The drive went through One Tree Hill, Kersbrook, Williamstown, with a regroup in Springton another regroup in Eden Valley and then into Bethany the oldest settlement in the Barossa Valley before arriving at The Monkey Nut café which forms part of Kies Estate winery.
The Mustangs On The Move flag was flying on our arrival thanks to Colin Greene who had set up parking for our Mustangs on the grass in front of the café. Our numbers had been booked however the glorious spring day had brought people out in force ,even so it was’nt long before we were enjoying lunch. After lunch our members were free to taste some wine or do a bit of retail therapy, many chose to relax and enjoy the warmth and swap stories.
A big thank you to our members who came out to celebrate the arrival of spring.