I was really excited to make it to this cruise, after I ended up catching a cold right before the last one and missed it. I met up with the group down at the E’ville marina to stage for our short cruise across the Bay Bridge. Since the few days before the cruise were rainy and dreary, I wasn’t sure if anyone would make it, but we got lucky. The sun came out and the weather held out long enough for a good day in SF.
One of my favorite things about this cruise is that it’s not really a car show at all, it’s just a gathering. I love it when new cars join us, it’s nice to meet new people who want to get out and use their car as a “car”. We waited up for a while for more people to show up.
After a bit, we hopped in our cars and made the short drive across the Bay to Red’s. It felt right to drive my in-progress car across next to the in-progress Bridge; it’s been a rough couple of years for everyone, but things are finally heading in the right direction, and they’re going to get better. It’s half-time, America…
Anyways, the cruise went off without a hitch across the bridge.
My favorite moment was when a guy at the toll plaza yelled out his window asking where we were headed. I yelled back that we were heading to Red’s, and he followed and hung out for a bit before heading back where ever he was going originally. I love that people from outside our car world can see what we’re doing and want to learn more.
It was a fairly uneventful (by SF standards) day, and I had a great time hanging out with friends and meeting new people. If you’re reading this and are remotely close to the Bay, you should really consider joining us.
Thanks for reading, and thanks to everyone who came!