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Updated: Miatas for Breakfast – January

Date: January 19, 2008

Time: About 7:40 a.m.

Place: Shirley’s Restaurant

207 S. Main St.

Saluda, S.C. 29138

(864) 445-2512

We will rendezvous at the CircleK gas station just north of the S.C. I-20 Exit 5 a little before 7.a.m. It’s a 34 mile trip to the restaurant, which actually is, and is hidden by, the Saluda Motel & Restaurant on the right side of the street. Those joining us from Aiken, we will look for you at the SC 121/US 25 intersection. Wait for us there at the gas station.

Event Coordinator: David Schumacher 706-737-4816

Breakfast Etiquette: Order Breakfast, Sit Where We Fit, Tip your Waitstaff, Defer to “Regulars.”

October’s Miatas For Breakfast

Just FreshPlace: Just Fresh in Martinez, GA – map

Just Fresh is located at 502 Furys Ferry Rd in the Bi-Lo Shopping Center (right across The Pass from Elmcroft Assisted Living.) They serve a variety of breakfast wraps, pastries & fruit. Coffees, mochas, lattes, smoothies, water or soft drinks to wash them down with.

Breakfast Etiquette: Order Breakfast, Sit Where We Fit, Tip your Waitstaff, Defer to “Regulars.”

Event Coordinator: the Bogardi 803-642-0767

Game Night

Where: Elmcroft Assisted Living at 515 The Pass, Martinez, GA.

John Bowles of Elmcroft has graciously agreed to host game night, and just to add to the fun some of the Elmcroft residents will be joining in. Janga, dominoes, and pictionary will be just a few of the games available. Miata folks who would like to gather ahead of time for dinner at a local restaurant should let me know your intent and dining preference, and we’ll see what we can arrange.

Please call or email me if you can come so that we can give Elmcroft an estimate of how many to expect.

Event Coordinator: John Nicholls 803-278-6724

Home of Ten Governors

Meeting Place: Just Fresh in Martinez, GA – map
Time: 8:45 AM

After breakfast we will zig zag our way to the town square in Edgefield, SC to check out the monuments and there may even be a farmer’s market. We have all traveled the SC Heritage Corridor and seen Discovery Routes signs. Part of the Heritage Corridor is the placing of Discovery Centers in select spots along the route. Edgefield is fortunate enough to have a Discovery Center that will provide a lot of information on the history not only of Edgefield but also the surrounding area.

Just a few blocks away is an Antebellum home, pre-Civil War that was the home of one or more of the Governors that hailed from Edgefield. It is maintained by the Daughters of the Confederacy and was the rallying point for a group called the Red Shirts that in the mid 1870’s went to Columbia to take the state government back from the carpetbaggers and Federals.

We can finish up with with some of the best hamburgers, fries, onion rings, and hot dogs around. We’ll get them from the now very respectable Edgefield Billard Pallor. The statue of Strom Thurmond faces the Pool Hall. Looking forward to a fun morning. It is not likely that we will be able to get the Wild Turkey Federation to open their exhibits on a Saturday but I haven’t given up on that yet. The Discovery Center is Free and Oakley Park has a $5 admission.

Event Coordinators: Stacey and Cindy Timmerman 803-278-7295

International Holiday Party

Place: 10 Woodspring Court – map

The Butler’s live at #10, but I had to plug in #60 in Google Maps to get it to line up with their home.

To put a slight twist on the usual hum-drum Holiday Fete this year we are going with an international theme. Chose a country to bring a food from, dress in traditional attire from the country, bring your $10 gift for the gift swap from that country, speak nothing but the language of that country – you get the idea. This is all strictly optional, pick one or two or do all of the above, the choice is yours. And of course if you would like to come as an southern American, that is OK too.

Event Coordinator: Gail & Miller Butler (803) 279-4718