Review of Randy Shellhammer's Spring Winery
written by Mary Ann Urban
Saturday May 31 arrived with wind, rain and
grey skies. Randy's phone rang off the hook with cancellations. Did
this stop him???? NO way - Randy regrouped, made a few phone calls (ok
- probably at least 20 phone calls) and rescheduled everything for the
next day - Sunday June 1.
After a cloudy morning, the afternoon was
sunny with blue skies and cool temps - but the tops came down and away
we went. The group of 15 Miatas (and one other non- Miata driven by
Joe Zimliki bringing up the rear) met in Irwin and drove Rt 30 to Rt
130 in Greensburg. We followed Rt 130 through the beautiful mountains
of the Laurel Highlands and arrived at the Glades Pike Winery, near
Somerset, PA. This was the third Spring winery cruise and this was the
first time we had visited Glades Pike.
The group enjoyed tasting the wines and
choosing our favorites to purchase for enjoyment at home. Part of our
group took the tour of the winery and listened as our guide explained
the wine making process.
After a group photo in front of the winery
building, we got back into our cars and drove the short distance to
Brady's Restaurant on Rt. 31 W near Acme, PA. The restaurant was
closing at 4 PM for unknown reasons (perhaps they had heard stories of
previous Miata outings!!!). We arrived shortly after 2 PM so we had
ample time to enjoy a great lunch and socializing with the group.
After lunch we all went different routes
for home. Randy did his homework and planned a great day enjoyed by
all! Thanks Mr. Shellhammer - we give you an A plus for this event.