Host: Tom Millar
MAHOGANY AND MERLOT
The Mahogany and Merlot event is a wonderful experience that s returning after a five-year hiatus. The event features vintage hydroplane races on Lake Chelan. Hydroplane boats named Lady Bardell and the Oberto boat are two of the regular hydroplane boats that will be participating in this event. Mahogany and Merlot also features a vintage wooden boat, on the water display with old boat builder names like Chris Craft and Owens. There will also be a vintage care display in the nearby park lot near Campbell’s Resort.
Special room rates at Campbell’s Resort are available for those participating in the event, which includes PSMC. These special room rates range from $172 - $202 per night. Please make sure to reference the Mahogany and Merlot event to receive these special rates (509)682-2561.
We will begin our drive at the Monroe Plaza parking lot on Friday at 9:30 a.m. with a driver’s meeting, and will be departing at 10:00 a.m. Our journey will take us over Steven’s Pass and we will proceed to the Tunnel Winery outside of Chelan. We will enjoy fine wines and a picnic lunch on their beautiful grounds, so please plan on bringing a lunch. We will also stop at another winery before heading to Campbell’s Resort.
Friday night will be on your own for dinner and there are several restaurant venues to be enjoyed in the Lake Chelan area. Saturday morning will afford the opportunity to wander around the wooden boats exhibits, car show, craft booths and take in the views of hydroplane racing which go on throughout the day.
At approximately 11:00 a.m. there will be a tour of three wineries in the Lake Chelan area for those who wish to participate. Saturday evening will feature a group dinner at a restaurant (yet to identified). After dinner Cindy and I will be having a get together in our room for those who wish to come.
Sunday morning we will meet for breakfast at the resort before departing, in time to miss the traffic on Highway 2. The ride is still a bit in the planning stage but we wanted to get out some information so that you can make plans and reservations.