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Norm

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5th Texas Pagoda Event
« on: August 08, 2014, 04:52:47 »
Hello to all.

Now that Cathy and I are settled into retirement it is time to plan our 5th Texas Pagoda Event.  
 
For those of you who are full members of the sl113.org organization and received the last issue of Pagoda World (issue # 14) I hope you enjoyed the article on our previous event at the The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Bayou Bend.
 
Since we now live in Wimberley, TX, in the Texas Hill Country (between Austin and San Antonio), we can attest to the fantastic roads and many venues that are available to add to the enjoyment of owning a Pagoda.
  
Our invitation this years is the following:
 
When – Friday thru Sunday September 19th – 21st.
 
Where – Wimberley, TX
 
The Plan – Arrive either Friday evening or Saturday morning.
 
Friday Evening – Dinner planned for The Leaning Pear (time TBD but expecting 7 – 7:30 pm, actual venue and details to be established after the number of expected attendees is known)
Saturday Morning – Gather for breakfast at the Cypress Creek Café 9 am, visit and check out the eclectic collection of shops in Wimberley
Saturday Noon – leave for a Hill Country Drive to Blanco, TX to the Uptown Café for lunch (details to be confirmed later) (Lunch approximately 1 pm)
Saturday Afternoon leave Blanco for another Hill Country Drive to Wimberley Glass to view a glass blowing exhibition and visit their retail showroom (Arrive Wimberley Glass approximately 3:30 pm)
Saturday  Evening arrive Dick’s Classic Garage for a cruise in.  Live music, available food, free admission to the museum  (approximate time 5 – 8 pm)
Sunday Morning – gather for breakfast in San Marcos, TX  TBD – expecting around 9 am
Return Home
 
Costs – costs are all on an individual basis for meals, lodging, etc.
  
By the way....  The specific week-end was determined to coincide with Dick’s Classic Car Museum’s Cruise In as well as my best guess on weather.  With “El Nino” expected to affect our weather patterns this year, more rain is expected in October and November.  Also, this is a “rain or shine” event, but, except for your own room reservations, there is no monetary commitment involved.  For those that would like to gather at a local pub for music and additional revelry, I have some thoughts on possible venues for Saturday evening after the cruise in.
 
So.......  Please check your calendars, review the information below and let us know if you are interested in attending.
 
Once we have an estimate of the number of people interested in this event I will provide more detail information and confirm activities.  
 
If you are interested in attending this event please send me a PM or reply to this subject and I will provide more specific information.
  
I think that’s about it.
 
We look forward to hearing from you.
 
Norm & Cathy Glorioso

Here are some links to planned venues.
(if the links don't work, cut and paste the http:// and address into your browser.)
(or send me a PM)

Wimberley, TX - http://visitwimberley.com/
 
Hotel Flora And Fauna - http://www.hotelfloraandfauna.com/
 
San Marcos, TX - http://www.toursanmarcos.com/
 
Texas Hill Country - http://www.hill-country-visitor.com/
 
The Leaning Pear - http://www.leaningpear.com/
 
Cypress Creek Café - http://www.cypresscreekcafe.com/
 
Uptown Blanco Restaurant - http://www.uptownblanco.com/restaurant.html
 
Wimberley Glass - http://www.wgw.com/
 
Dick’s Classic Garage - www.dicksclassicgarage.com/
 

 
« Last Edit: August 08, 2014, 05:08:18 by Norm »
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Re: 5th Texas Pagoda Event
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2014, 09:40:39 »
Norm, great initiative and thanks for organising this. I hope you have many, many attendees!

Peter van Es
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Re: 5th Texas Pagoda Event
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2014, 15:58:23 »
Update...

With very few responses both through this site and my local e-mail list of Pagoda owners, This event has been cancelled.

Should anyone be interested in visiting this part of Texas please send me a PM.  Cathy and I are always interested in meeting with other Pagoda owners and would look forward to arranging a meeting.

I will be checking out the 190 SL International meeting next month near here.  Maybe I can pick up some ideas for interesting venues for 113 owners.

http://www.190slgroup.com/pic_stry/2014/texas/14-texas.htm

Stay safe!!!

Norm
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Re: 5th Texas Pagoda Event
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2014, 11:27:34 »
That's a great shame Norm.

Having just finished our get together I would say that it's fantastic that these little cars are creating great experiences and memories for us. That happens anyway but getting together is much better!
James L
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Hi Norm
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2014, 15:06:34 »
Hi Norm,

It was a pity I didn't meet you meanwhile I lived in Austin ........I moved out last year from Austin - Domain area.
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I was always trying to find someone who had a Pagoda to feel the emotion of driving it ....but no luck in City of Austin.

I visited Fredericksburg several times ( to try the famous bakery stuff there )  ...but never found a Pagoda to spot on my way.
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Now I'm in Miami where I came to meet my new granddaughter .....I hope to find some Pagoda enthusiastics downhere.

Best regards,

Jose Altuve

280SL 1971