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So…..

You’re Slappin’ yourself on the Forehead for Missing the Tahoe Trip

WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY

Kickin’ yourself in the Behind for not going to Plastic Fantastic.

So What….

You’ve Earned all the Self Abuse You Can Handle!

UNLUCKILY FOR YOU…..

YOU MISSED ONE MORE CHANCE TO REDEEM YOURSELF

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Prescott Vette Set Car Show Trip
September 21-24

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This year’s COTV group trip to the Prescott annual car show was somewhat more “intimate” than last year’s when Joe and Rosemary Priebe led it. Doug and Marilyn Glenore did a repeat trip since they enjoyed it so much in 2016. Rob and Daryl Weber made up for their unfortunate last minute cancellation in 2016. Jason and Joethel Marshall, who recently joined COTV, were primed for their first Corvette car show ever with their red C-7.

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The Glenores left on Thursday and spent the night in Phoenix where they enoyed themselves at the Talking Stick Resort and won some cash to spend on the rest of the trip. The Webers also left on Thursday but spent the extra night in Prescott. The Marshalls arrived in time for lunch on Friday and took advantage of the trip to stop in Phoenix on the way back on Sunday to see their daughter. When the Glenores arrived Friday and could not yet check in to the Hotel St. Michael, they joined the Webers in the public garage where the guys cleaned cars and the ladies chatted until everyone got chilled and it was time for the Glenores to check in and for the Webers to meet the Marshalls for lunch at the Palace Saloon. The Webers were outlyers and didn’t stay at the St. Michael, but tried the other hotel on Courtyard Square, the Grand Highland, which is a very small (12 room) boutique hotel with very small rooms and claw foot tubs which must be entered by using a stool.

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Everyone met up at the Holiday Courtyard next to the Grand Highland for the welcome cocktail party. It was then that our group increased in size with the surprise arrival of Dan and Zana Easley. The Easleys were members of COTV for a while and then moved back to Tucson about 3 1/2-4 years ago. They saw that we would have some members attending Prescott on the website and decided to meet up with us since they are moving back to Temecula and want to rejoin the club. Zana says their membership application will be in the mail soon! It was great to catch up with them and also to get some news about Harold Penn and Donna Monsen who moved to Tucson earlier this year.

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The guys got up in the dark on Saturday morning and were among the first 5-6 in line to park. Since the temperature was 38 degrees, they wanted to move the process along. Once they were all set up they rejoined the ladies for breakfast and when the sun came out everyone went to view the 200+ Corvettes parked around Courtyard Square. There were a significant number of older models and some beautiful newer cars as well. Doug and Marilyn saw their next car just down the row from us. Jason got to see some that we have run into at Lake Tahoe and other venues and now has all sorts of ideas about what can be done and sometimes what should not be done to a Corvette. Jason and Joe bought some raffle tickets and actually won in the first round of drawings at 11am. They got a gift certificate for lunch at a local place and invited the Webers and Glenores to join them. Doug decided to save himself for dinner so five of us went to taste the soup and half sandwich special at the Office.

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Unfortunately, the professional judges were not as impressed with our beautiful cars as we are and we sat through the awards and left empty-handed. We all met up with the Easleys and their Tucson friends, Joe and Marilyn, for an early dinner at 5:30 at Genovese’s. Doug and Marilyn had tried and enjoyed the food in 2016. Rob and Daryl went on Thursday night and were primed for another round of Italian cuisine. Ten of us ate our way through a pretty good selection of the menu. The restaurant does not take reservations on Friday and Saturday, so you have to go early, but we told them we were coming so they were ready for us. If you are in Prescott, give them a try – lots of good food and several of us can vouch for the eggplant parmesan as well.

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We all headed home at our own pace on Sunday. It was very cold again in the morning, so we know that Fall is here. All in all, our small group had a great big good time!


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