|January 28, 2012|
|11:00 AM||to||4:00 PM|
Houston MINI Motoring Society are the Guardians of a 1/2 mile stretch of Galveston Island State Park beach, and three times a year we go out to make our beach spic and span. No, this is not hard labor! In fact, from our experience this stretch of beach stays pretty clean, except for after big storms. And, in my opinion, is the prettiest stretch of beach close to Galveston!
The plan is to meet at the beach at 11:00 am, clean for a couple of hours, and then head out for a late lunch at Joe’s Crab Shack on the seawall. Have no fear – if it is too cold or wet, we’ll postpone the clean-up to another time. But we’ve had great weather for our January pickups the last two years!
If you like we can caravan from the park-n-ride at the intersection of Hwy 288 and 6, drive through Angleton, Lake Jackson and Freeport, cross the San Luis Pass bridge (HMMS pays for bridge fee) and drive along the beach road to the park. Caravaners meet at the park-n-ride at 9:30 am. It takes 1-1/2 hours to drive from here to the beach.
You don’t have to bring anything, except if you have a favorite pair of work gloves! The Texas General Land Office provides us with trash bags and latex gloves. HMMS will bring water and soft drinks.
Galveston Island State Park is on FM 3005 (Seawall Blvd) about 9 miles west of 61st Street on Galveston Island.
Let us know if you are coming, and if you want to join the caravan, by commenting on this post.
|January 7, 2012|
|9:15 AM||to||7:00 PM|
On January 7th, we will be having a short gathering/meeting at the IHOP on Hwy 290 and Fry Road, and then drive to Waco to have lunch with the Metroplex (Dallas, Ft. Worth) MINI club. We’ll meet at IHOP at 9:15 am to get breakfast, and leave for Waco at 10:30 am sharp. Here is the route on Bing. It is about 3 hours long, with twisties! We’ll arrive in Waco around 1:45 pm to 2 pm, which is about the same time the Metroplex club will arrive. We can stop in Cameron for gas/potty break.
Lunch will be at the Elite Circle Grille in Waco (www.elitecirclegrille.com). Lunch will cost $20 per person, including tax & tip. Here is the menu:
- Dr Pepper Ribs: Served with Home-style Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Vegetables
- Lemon Rosemary Chicken: Grilled Chicken Breast with Lemon Rosemary Sauce Served with Home-style Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Vegetables
- Blackened Redfish and rice + Mixed Vegetables
- All received a House Salad, Pecan Pie and a non-alcoholic beverage
The drive back will be ASAP (as short as possible) down Hwy 6, and Hwy 290, or wherever you need to break off from the group.
26301 Northwest Fwy
Elite Circle Grill
2132 S Valley Mills Drive
Waco, TX 70706
If you are interested in going to Waco and have lunch, please post a comment. We need an approximate head count for lunch.
Also, bring your FRS radios, and mount your HMMS roundels to your cars! This will be fun!!!
HMMS MINIacs who have signed up:
Jeff & Gretchen Conley
Bob & Ellen Swank
Josh, Angela & Brandon Ream