Yep - Orwood is a great Delta place and only getting better with all Jack and John's (new owners) work over the last couple years. If you haven't been there this year you are in for a shock! The old store is gone (now located across the lagoon) and there are Three! new boat ramps (all straighter!!!), They dredged the inlet, relocated the fuel pumps to the chanel side by the bridge, fenced off the camp grounds and built three new larger dry storage buildings (I'm still in D-block) the old resturant is still untouched and serving those great "Okie-Tacos"! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
Launch fees are still $10. weekends and $6. weekday - which beats the hell out of the normal $25. fees other places (I still get to launch for free
They took out some of the old trailers and really cleaned up the other spots - but I think the guy (Paul?) with the GT350 is still there. Last time I saw it it was in garage on the left as you drive in (the old boat repair place). I'll have to ask around next time I'm out. You wouldn't believe some of the cars I've seen stored out there over the years, Corvettes, Jags, Old Indy car, 'Yogi's' airplane, antique trucks & vehicles, etc... sometimes I think people store everthing but boats out there - but the rent is cheap for the bay area!
Won't be able to make it out because we're going up to the Sierras (Donner Lake) to meet some friends and Ski - if it changes I'll be sure to let you know (last phone con. with them was to try to change it to this weekend) - love'd to meet up with you if I could.
My parents live in Big Bear Lake and I'll be heading down that way over Labor Day. So I'll drive right by your area, as I go the back way through the valley to avoid 'Rim of the World'.
This "boat" get together sounds like fun [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img] - but we're runnin out of weekends this year! Maybe if it doesn't happen this summer we can plan a weekend next year between Pleasanton, Hot August & ?
Ya know Angel I did pull my Flat-bottoms years ago with my Camaros - but they weighted a lot less than my Cruiser does.
Is the reg. still giving you trouble?
[ 08-10-2003, 11:25 PM: Message edited by: Vintage 68 ]