An all MGA turnout for the lunch run, five in all. The November event has to be cancelled due to the sudden lockdown.  Easter, school holidays and Karen Stephenson’s birthday had an effect on the numbers – only 9 for lunch. Happy belated birthday wishes to Karen.
We met at the Crafers interchange and left for Strathalbyn, however, we lost Arthur R. We eventually regrouped outside Mylor and there we no other problems. Arthur’s car has cutting out problems but he made it to Strath with no other issues.
I received some light hearted criticism of the run log. Murray Stephenson prepared it for me and forwarded it as a PDF. Somehow I prepared the log as an A4 sheet, but, when I sent it on to members, it shrank again. Gary Algate cut his out and gave it me – a mere 5 cm by 5.5 cm – not so easy to navigate with that.
We finally made it to Angas Plains and had a very tasty lunch. The Pie of the Day was a popular choice, tender chunky steak with a red wine gravy was enjoyed by five of nine diners. Also popular was the homemade apple with with cream and icecream. The winery was the choice for a lunch as part of the 2013 60th Magnette anniverary. The owners are just as friendly and we had an interesting chat with Judy, who is the chef. Her husband(can’t think of his name) discussed the effect of the recent tarriff increases on the wine trade. He will now bottle his shiraz vintage as clean skins. Nick and Gary have put their names down for the release. I bought a bottle of the cab/sav together with a Lagrein (Gary Algate’s suggestion) for our trip the next day to Mt Gambier.

We had an enjoyable drive with an even more enjoyable lunch.  While chatting over lunch, we organized the new few register meetings – more later.  Thanks to Angas Plains Winery for their hospitality and a really great lunch.

Sandra A Cardnell, Register Secetary

The “boys” at Crafers Interchange
regroup outside Mylor
A happy lunch group – Geoff, Alan, Arthur, Chris, Nick, Dennise, Velli and me. Gary took the photo.