RANCHO CUCAMONGA PT CRUISER CRUISIN’ CLUB JULY 2009 NEWSLETTER - ISSUE # 32 INLAND EMPIRE - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Sunday June 14 2009 El Pueblo De Los Angeles Cruise (Olvera Street) The last time I remember going to Olvera Street in Los Angeles was probably about 1980 so it’s been a while and I didn’t know what to expect. In fact I had no idea of how to get there. I examined the directions and they made it sound easy and they were after verifying with Tommy Dorsey who is very knowledgeable of the Los Angeles area. For this cruise we met at Denny’s in the morning of the cruise and headed towards Los Angeles via the San Bernardino Freeway (10). We made our exit and circled around Olvera Street which was good because we found a parking lot right across the street where we all parked our cruisers together. The excitement at Olvera Street always seems to be there with all the shops, vendors, restaurants, entertainment, and the many tourists who go there. The area is well kept and the buildings are very clean and nice to look at, but the one thing that I found that changed dramatically is the fact that the vendors will not bargain from their set price on the merchandise. Our group did find some good bargains and bought many things, one being a great looking cool hat that Tommy bought. I myself have always liked the garment that Clint Eastwood wore on the western movies so I bought one. It covers the front and back and your head slips into it which leaves your hands free because of the way it’s made. Continue  Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Cruisin’ Club (RCPTCCC) ~ esteem actIve club members ~ * * * * * Alex Mendoza - USMC Bad Dog Cruiser Alicia Mendoza - Kitty Cruiser Jim Guignard - Gold Cruiser Robin Brewer - Dolphin Cruiser Ray & Claudia Oviatt - Cruisin' Cruiser Dale & Silvia Brooks - Hyway Cruiser Jim Dekoker - Bears Cruiser Mike & Maria Savedra - Inferno Red Cruiser Tommy Dorsey - Old School Cruiser Edward G. Johnson - Candy Cruiser Ken & Laura Brownell - Ken's Cruiser Thomas & Mabel Johnson - TJ's Cruiser Tom Judkins - Convertible Cruiser Frank & Lucy Carrillo - God Mothers Cruiser Barry & Debbie Scott - Silver Ghost Cruiser Hollywood(Ken)&Vine(Barb) - Freedom Cruiser Mel & Myrna Dickey - Tautester Cruiser Jim Anderson - J. P. Cruiser Paula Anderson - Ice Cream Cruiser Jerry & Rita Gillespie - Spidey Cruiser J. J. Johnson - Tweedy Bird Cruiser Doris Shakespeare - Route 66 Cruiser Sharon Breaux - Ms. Brown Sugga Cruiser Phil & Rosie Page - Midnight Cruiser Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Cruisin’ Club ~ Recognized ~ Cruisin’ Club Members of the Month for 2009 ~ April ~ Maria Savedra - Inferno Red Cruiser ~ May ~ Tommy Dorsey - Old School Cruiser ~ June ~ Mryna Dickey - Tautester Cruiser ~ July ~ Thomas Johnson - TJ’s Cruiser ~ August ~ ~ September ~ ~ October ~ ~ November ~ ~ December ~

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(Olvera Street)

We ate at one of the restaurants at Olvera Street and even though it was a little expensive the food, entertainment and the entire atmosphere was well worth the price. Even so this is one restaurant that we will not come back to or at least most of us won’t. The musicians come up to the table and ask if you want to hear a song, but after the song they let you know that it is $8.00 for each request. In addition to this there are no refills on the drinks, and the waitress figures out the tip automatically which is included on the final bill. I guess most tourists might do what we did, enjoy the meal, celebrate the moment and get a little experience about where not to eat next time. This day was one we took pleasure in and will savor the moments we spent together finally returning home via the East I-10. We concluded our itinerary on this cruise and stopped at the same Denny’s we started at and went in and stayed a while having something to drink and ordering dessert before calling it a day until our next cruise……..remember keep those pt cruisers clean and looking sharp, it doesn’t have to look like a custom cruiser as long as it gets you there and back home. (Photos pg. 2)

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(above) Checking Out the Sights. Sharon (below)

ABOVE - ALEX MENDOZA & TOMMY DORSEY (REMEMBER THE BBQ FOR JULY 26TH) GROUP PICTURE BELOW ON A CRUISE LUNCHEON AT OLVERA STREET - JUNE 14TH

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Sunday June 07 2009 - Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival Cruise
We all met at Denny’s on Milliken in Ontario and traveled by way of the I-15 south. I wasn’t so sure about where to turn getting near the festival and so I asked the membership if they knew exactly where this place was and no one knew. So we travel and made our exit at Rancho California Road and travel about 10 to 12 miles through very beautiful open rolling hills on a two lane highway. The cruise on this road was spectacular and I was looking for a street that was mentioned on the directions so we continued about another 6 miles when we decided that we might have gone too far. So we turn around and headed back the way we came and after a bit came upon the road we were looking for. We turned right into this dirt road which was covered with tiny rocks but we figured it must be up and over the rolling hills ahead so we traveled about 4 to 5 miles on this road and again realized that we were lost. We made a 7 movement U-turn on that dirt road and headed back towards the paved road. The experience traveling on this road was highly motivated for some because it had been ages since some of us went cross country 4 wheeling and kicking up so much dust that one could barely see the car in front or behind. But we did manage to find the pave road and continued south until we came to a small road that said Skinner Lake which was not at all on the directions, so we turned and over the horizon we came across a magnificent view of the festival. There must have been at least 10,000 people. We managed to park together and walk over to the entrance. Actually some of us ran over to the entrance to make a very much needed comfort stop. This being new to us, we found it exciting and happy that we were finally here so we strolled into the area where they had about 100 vendors and all of them cooking really good food. Some of us tried very hard to resist the aroma because it was so tempting to try many of the foods there. We spent most of the day walking and enjoying the festival and left about 2:30 pm and headed into Old Town Temecula where we shopped and sat down to eat a very delicious lunch at a Mexican Restaurant. The food was simply delicious and after we ate, we again walked around town and left for home towards the late afternoon. We cruised along the I-15 north and said our good-bys along the way on the 2-way radios as we took different routes heading home.

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