View Full Version : Golden Gardens Meet & Greet - Sun., April 28

04-04-2013, 09:14 PM
Last year, after a 4 year hiatus, we met up for a casual gathering at Golden Gardens Park and had a great time.

Spring is time to shake off the wet, cold, dark Northwest winter and go for a cruise, kick tires, discuss car projects, and meet other Falcon fanatics. There are usually a handful of spectators from the park and the marina who stop by to admire the classics. This meet and greet is strictly for car talk.

This years "Golden Gardens Meet & Greet" will be on Sun., April 28 at 10:00. Bring something warm to drink and around noon, those who want to will drive over to the Lockspot Cafe for lunch.

Bring your Falcon if it's running! If not, come down in your daily driver.

Golden Gardens Park
8498 Seaview Place NW, Seattle
Large Parking Lot (south of the bathhouse)
Sun., April 28, 10:00 am
Lunch to follow

Here are a few photos from last year's event. The weather was great as was the turnout. We hope to see you there this year!

04-04-2013, 09:18 PM
Did you order the same weather we had last year?

04-04-2013, 09:34 PM
Probably won't get a feel for the weather for a few weeks but we'll hope for the best! Last year was just right!

04-05-2013, 11:05 AM
OK no car but I am going to try for the drive over... That is on Sunday it looks like on my calendar....:BEER:

04-22-2013, 10:50 AM
Well...so far Sunday is looking like 30% chance of rain but you just never know. Since I don't live far away I will show up even if it's raining. But all will be forgiven if nobody else does. It's no fun standing around in the rain!

04-22-2013, 11:46 AM
Even though Freddie is up to the trip, I will be on an obligatory family visit in CA that day. :(

04-22-2013, 02:15 PM
Should have been today!

I'll play it by ear. Have the Comet apart again to do an engine compartment detail, so will not be bringing it, for sure. The wagon is back together and needs a test drive of the new clutch assembly - so I may bring it out if the weather holds.

falcon cobra
04-27-2013, 07:18 AM
Is anyone going to watch the icebergs float by at golden gardens tomorrow other than kenny? now they say no rain till late in the day, that will work for me:BEER:...jh

04-27-2013, 10:31 AM
I'm about 70/30 against going as of today. Not due to weather, but that might be a deal breaker on its own. Just have had too many things to deal with this month (dad dying, trip to CA, jury stuff, Comet project way behind, broke my tooth, day-job work stuff being behind because of all this... and I'm sure a couple others I'm sure I have have forgotten) and the days are just getting lost. As much as I want to go, it may get low priority for this weekend.

I'll post what my ultimate plan turns out to be in the morning.

04-27-2013, 03:51 PM
Rain, rain, go away! I had a yard sale this morning and kept thinking it was going to start drizzling any minute but it never did. Damn chilly though!

I'll try to chime in around 8:00 tomorrow and let you know what the Ballard weather looks like. I'll be there no matter what just in case others show.

Made a little over $300 at the yard sale...hmmmm, what can I spend it on?? :shift:

falcon cobra
04-27-2013, 03:58 PM
How about lunch for all that attend:BEER:..jh

04-27-2013, 05:17 PM
I'm for sure not taking Ranchero. Nice shiny new radiator is on it's way to CA to be repaired or replaced. Leaking!

Jeff W
04-27-2013, 08:58 PM
Weather looks hopeful! Hope to see you there. Jeff

04-28-2013, 08:11 AM
Ballard weather report...overcast...not currently raining but everything's wet outside so it has been.

I'm guessing it will be drizzles on and off throughout the day. I'll be down there around 10:00. Hope a few of you can make it but if not, I certainly understand.

Maybe we should have had a meet & greet dinner during the week. It seems to be sunny and nice then!

Jeff W
04-28-2013, 09:50 AM
I'm leaving the house now.

04-29-2013, 01:13 PM
How'd it go you two. Did you have a nice lunch together?

It was raining pretty heavy when I got up and though I knew I wasn't going to make it myself thought to myself that others would likely not make it either because of weather. I never even got the chance to look at the site until now to see. Did the weather hold in Ballard.

04-29-2013, 05:37 PM
Three of us made it in our Falcons this year (me, Jeff, and Pat) and we had a couple of guests. Don Bartlett and his brother (I apologize that I can't remember his name) were there from Federal Way I believe. They just acquired their grandfather's `61. He was the original owner and it has lived in Texas all it's life. They plan on a restoration and seemed glad to pick our brains. And we were happy to show off our knowledge.

The rain held off here in Ballard but it was chilly. We all headed off to the Lockspot for fish 'n chips afterwards.

04-29-2013, 06:38 PM
Been a ruff week this past week had to put the Dog to sleep. But she is in a better place. hope to get out soon. signed HeartBroken

04-29-2013, 09:36 PM
Sorry to hear that Marion. I know the feeling. They really get into your heart. our Dalmation, Duke, is somewhere between 15 & 16 and is really slowing down.

So be sad for now and eventually you'll have good, fond memories of a best friend.