Dear Members,

Since my last Newsletter we have had a very busy spring and early summer of events.  Starting with a Tech Session at Paul's where most members washed and polished their cars while enjoying bagels and coffee.  Steve and Ginny ran a nice Dust-off to Sag Harbor and Ginger ended the month of May with a ride to the Bayport Aerodrome for a car show and to watch the takeoffs and landings of vintage biplanes.  She also took us for a ride through the Artist Colony of Idle Hour in Oakdale with lunch at the Bluestone Tavern in Sayville.

June started with a week cruise to Bermuda.  We had thirteen couples attending.  Norwegian Cruise Line's Escape was a great experience for many of us first time cruisers.  Three days in port gave us a chance to see Bermuda and the beautiful beaches.  Some of us opted for cave exploring, snorkeling and learning to ride the Segway.  We rode them over to the Sea Glass Beach to see the Sea Glass which naturally washes up there.  Returning to the ship we had the opportunity to dine at several top restaurants, all inclusive.  We also attended Broadway type shows.  All in all a great trip with great friends.

Next up, Donna ran a ride to McCall Winery with a stop at Homestead Farm that served Grape Pie.  Absolutely delicious.  A luncheon at Indian Island Golf Course finished off a nice day.  Next up, Paul and Victoria ran a day ride to the Vanderbilt Museum with lunch at Pentimento restaurant.  Two nice day rides that all attendees raved about.

In July we had our annual club picnic at Orient Beach State Park attended by 19 cars.  A great turnout for a beautiful day of conversations, swimming, Bocce Ball, and of course eating.

Coming up in September is the Fall for New England II, a 3 day event run by the Mass Miata Club.  They are expecting about 150 Miatas to attend. They will take us on local rides in the area. 

As always, our members put in the time and effort to run the rides each year with the hope that you will enjoy driving along with us to new and different places.  Your participation is what keeps the Big Apple Miata Club going strong.

See you at the next meeting,

Bob