P4-2017-11/12: 2017 LADIES ONLY DRIVE – By Paula Trendov

The Ladies Only Drive on September 15th was my first time and I have to say everyone who showed up made it a memorable one.  We met at the mall parking lot of Tel-Twelve, or should I say across the street to organize ourselves.  Patti Door had a goodie bag for each of us filled with different Porsche items.  I’m liking the pen myself.  Passersby drove around looking at all our beautiful Porsches parked together and even took some pictures of us.  I was the navigator for Christine Grabowski in her Boxster, who lead our caravan and Patti Door brought up the rear to make sure we all stayed together.  It was good she did because all we had to do was look behind us to see her yellow Porsche and we knew all was good.  We drove through some very nice roads over to the restaurant in down town Plymouth.  With the help of Tom Grabowski, we were able to park together in a lot just a short block away since parking is at a premium in downtown Plymouth.  As the lead car, of course we had to have the top down so I was the official flag holder.  Gretus had them made for us and I believe we only lost 1 or 2 of the flags along the way.  And we weren’t even driving that fast-wink, wink.

The evening was perfect and the weather cooperated nicely.  We walked over to the restaurant and took our seats around the tables reserved for us and did what we like to do best…..we talked and got acquainted with each other.  Some of the other ladies were first timers as well.  Patti also had extra gifts where she drew a number for each of us.  Is she the best or what?  Some of the gifts were jewelry, which Patti makes herself throughout the year.  Not anything you would find in a store so that makes them special and unique.  Thank you Patti.  We all had such a good time and I look forward to next year’s Ladies Only Drive.

If you were not able to make it this time I hope you can next time.  This is a really fun night, especially driving our Porsches.  It really is about the people and it’s the cars that bring us together.  See you next year.