Mark Saturday August 9, on your calendar for the upcoming Miata Meander / G-Sale Rally.
Experience is a heartless teacher. She lets you make the mistakes first and then she teaches the lesson. Experience has demonstrated that Saturday traffic on the I-90 overpass in Issaquah is just too busy for a “Miata caravan”, so this years Garage Sale run will not not be a “Caravan Tour” as it has been in the past.
Instead you will be able to follow the instructions and map in order to meander along at your own pace, stopping at garage sales or other roadside attractions. A GPS device would be helpful, especially if you divert from the route or encounter an unexpected road closure as happened two years ago.
The route takes you over Cougar Mountain, across the Issaquah Valley, up to the Pine Lake Plateau and through the farmlands of Fall City. You will be able to mosey around Tiger Mountain at your own pace toward May Valley to the Olson home where David and Vickie will have prepared a BBQ picnic lunch.
We’ll share stories, jokes, and treasures you may have “snagged”. There will be prizes for a variety of categories such as “Screaming Deal” or “Everyone should have one”. Stopping at garage sales is optional. Sometimes just stopping and chatting can be fun. Last year stopping at one obligatory G-sale took us atop Tiger Mountain for a spectacular westerly view.
We’ll meet at the Cedar River Boathouse in Renton at 9:30 AM
1060 North Riverside Drive
Directions From I-405 -
Take Exit 2, towards Renton/Rainier Avenue.
Continue one mile northbound on Rainier Avenue, past 2nd Street.
Turn east (right) at the traffic light at Airport Way. Airport Way bends to the left and becomes Logan.
Once in the park, turn north (right) on to Nishiwaki Lane.
Go to the end of the street and park.
Turn west (left) on North 6th Street and follow it to the end - this leads into the Cedar River Trail Park.
After the driver’s meeting, you’ll be given the instructions to take you along the rally route and to the Olsons’ home. If you've ever watched “Antiques Road Show,” you know you never can tell where a treasure may present itself. Or you may find the perfect Halloween costume.
Two years ago one of the participants found a very expensive telescope for only $10. He last reported that it worked like the Hubble. And he wouldn't give it up for a million bucks!
Participants are invited to bring a side dish, salad, or dessert of their choice. Please RSVP before August 6. Questions? Call 206 719 8766