10-27-2018 Johnson's BBQ
It's weird. The only web page so far for 2018 events is of a cruise back in March to the same place - Johnson's BBQ in Plant City. We evidently like the place. The weather for the cruise was overcast but no rain. Really kind of perfect for the convertibles. We started out with 9 Vettes and 17 people but ended up with 10 Vettes and 19 people. Not a bad turn out. We met at Bob Evans near I-75 and Fletcher and when we were all present and accounted for, headed out.
We had a pretty hectic start heading south on I-75 (I-75 is ALWAYS hectic) and exiting on HIighway 60 in Brandon (heavy traffic). Randy and Nancy joined us after we turned off the interstate so we had 10 Vettes in a row - a beautiful sight. Then we got onto some "outback" country roads and had a beautiful cruise. Some of the roads were not much wider than the cars. Out through cow pasture and farm country - really nice. Even a lot of canopy roads where we felt like we were driving through tunnels formed by the overhanging trees.
Joe E's brother James, and Jerry M's son Tim joined us. We had a great time together and, of course, the food at Johnson's BBQ was outstanding. If you weren't with us, you missed a good time.
- jerry m
Here's where we met - Bob Evans near I-75 and Fletcher
The Vettes are starting to show up
Some of the cars
More of the cars
And. . . more of the cars
A group shot at our starting place
One more group picture before we head out
Canopy road in the back country
Another shot of a canopy road
In the outback
Is that a pretty site or what - those Vettes
Johnson's BBQ is at the Farmers' Market
Eye candy when we pulled in together and parked
Here we are
Shrimp and grits
Now THAT's BBQ
Waiting for our waitress
Study those menues
Study 'em hard
Orders are in
Food came after this picture . Too full to take any more pictures.