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    Default WM III Llangollen + Horseshoe Pass 27/28 Oct

    This meet started for us on Friday with a 3 hour drive up through the middle of Wales on the A470 and A483, fantastic roads making a cracking drive. Unfortunately Kay was a bit under the weather with an upset tummy and headache, but bless her she soldiered on. Arrived at the Wild Pheasant Hotel, Llangollen around half six, lovely place, easy to find (even for my Pratt Nav ).

    The hotel and Plasma arriving:





    A few drinks were had in the bar with me, Kay, Plasma, Mark, Cara, Nick, Claire and Kieran, before we headed off to dinner. Great food, even if it was a little slow coming out and the Trout that was ordered looked suspiciously like Salmon! Tony and Eira arrived whilst we were eating but we joined them in the bar as soon as we could. Kay wandered off for a bath to recover a bit from the day, catch up on some Uni reading and get some sleep.

    Meanwhile we all had a good natter in the bar whilst consuming several pints of lager.

    First thing in the morning, well second actually, breakfast was first lol, we all convoyed down to Tony's house for some car cleaning. My Pratt Nav decided we really wanted to take the scenic route and merrily took us half way round north wales before we evetually arrived at Tony's where all the cars were duly cleaned:



    After a cup of tea, Friday finally caught up with Kay and she grabbed a few ZZZZ's:



    Next it was off to the Ponderosa Cafe, via the Horseshoe Pass, a stunning drive that we've done a few times on the way to Ruthin Castle. The weather was cold and windy at this point but the cloud base wasn't too low and the rain was holding off, so there were some good views to be had on the drive up.

    Arrived at the Ponderosa to find a few there waiting for us and a couple more joined us just after, in total I think we had 10 cars and about 16.5 people, not bad for a cold, windy October meet. Met a few new faces for me, Boris and Razor and bumped into some 'old' friends in Spoons and Diana, Ukanalyst, Mrs Dave and Andyvec (apologies if I missed anyone).

    Had a few photos before we went for some lunch and a bit of shopping:











    I made the mistake of saying something like "good job the rain held off" prompting the heavens to open just as we were about to go back outside.

    We drove about 1/2 a mile back down the pass to a lay-by where we took a few more photos and Tony had the 'Sheep Poo Incident'



    Then it was a lovely drive down through the pass with the sun trying to break through, back to the hotel. Several test drives were next on the card and I got to take Plasma's baby out for a damn good thrashing I've seen the light and it's on the dark side

    Tea, coffee and some goodbyes back in the bar. Nice 3 hour drive back and a wrestling match with the computers to get the photos up followed lol.

    Thank you SO much to everyone for coming along, it's been a great weekend with some fantastic mates and look forward to doing it all over again soon
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    It was a truly wonderful weekend. Glad to help out with the car washing this morning
    Great night on Friday followed by a great meeting today.
    Thanks to all for making it the day it was.

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    Looks like you all had a great time, I am upset that I could not be there as other comitments had to take over, but I hope to meet you all at a future meet. Wales is a loverly place for a drive out.

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    Well what can i say Neil it was truly a smashing meet m8 great to of met Kay for the first time and i hope she feels better now.The location was just stunning and the hotel was super too,Fab company to top it off and myself and clare & kieran enjoyed it that much we are going back next year!!!for a long weekend break!lovely to of seen everybody new faces and old thanks nick...

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    great write up Neil - looks like a great meet!
    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey
    I've seen the light and it's on the dark side
    only a matter of time before it happened!!!

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    Spikey, fabulous photos and a lovely weekend. Just about to leave the hotel after a lovely breakfast.

    Thanks for orgainising the weekend and love to both of you.

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    Great write up Spikey... really good read..

    Nice to have met you also, we'll be along to the next one for sure... fantastic scenery, and great roads to drive.

    See you again soon

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    very good pics mate and thatb hotel looks well nice well done all

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    Some great pics there Neil and a really, really great day, thankyou so much to you and Kay for organising this cracking event and thanks to everyone that turned up and helped make it a great event.

    Dave

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    Thanks again Spikey for organising a great day, super choice of location!
    It was great to meet up with everyone, and thanks for making us feel so welcome as usual!

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