8th Annual Morgan Run (with friends)

 

 "It's not what you add that makes a Sports Car,  but what you can omit"
    
  November 11 - 12, 2016

 Based upon the undeniable accuracy of my 57 year old Morgan's odometer, our group of three Morgans, two MGs, an Austin Healey, and a Jaguar traveled 250 miles for this year's event. Petrol from Pic Quik and brownies, cookies, and caramel popcorn from Kathleen got the adventurers fueled up for the first leg of the trip - to Caliches in Alamogordo.  "I had to have something to look forward to!" was my navigator's request as we left Las Cruces.  And, you know, never question your navigator.  Then on to Ruidoso where wide-eyed valets were requested to park a Morgan and the XKE. Perhaps a good technique to get the younger crowd interested in these classic cars.

 Prior to dinner and a country western concert in Ruidoso, presentations were done along with hors d'oeuvres and drinks to celebrate this 8th Annual Morgan Run.  Of note, the "Failure to Proceed" award went to David and Veronica for their multi-city quest to find a post office open on this Veteran's Day.

  Saturday's drive had us all enjoying the spectacular scenery on the back roads of Lincoln County along the Billy the Kid Trail.   A stop at the beautiful Spencer Theater was requested by Kathleen (See above about questioning the navigator), where we were treated to an impromptu back stage and on stage tour.  Then to Lincoln to snack on treats from Jules, Trisha, and Kathleen and to visit the Lincoln Historic Site learning more about the Lincoln County Wars.

      Lunch was further up the road in Tinnie at the Creperie at Tinnie Silver Dollar.  Did you know Al Capone's bar is in use there?  Our last stop was at White Sands National Monument to enjoy the last of our snacks and a brief respite before our adventurers split off to their various homes in Las Cruces and Dona Ana.  Indeed, we all did our best to deposit oil drippings throughout Dona Ana, Otero, and Lincoln Counties and in the Mescalero Indian Reservation during this 8th Annual Morgan Run with Friends.


Nathan Dickerson