The last Sunday of October was the start of the Polar Bear Grand
Tour....destination Cape May, NJ. I sent out my usual email to the Spokies
to see who was going to join me on this year's tour.
Pita, Danny and Jan did it last year and decided to do itagain this
year. Carol and Mickey, who have heated gear, decided theywould ride
this year. Since we all come from different partsof North Jersey, selecting
a meeting place convenient to everyone is the challenge every week.
Barbara's house was always a great meeting place since it was located
in a central part, East Brunswick, but since she moved to South Carolina...there
went our meeting place. I like to pick a place that has a big parking
lot, easy to find, easy access, and somewhere that you can sit and wait.....for
those who are never on time....OH and a ladies room is very important.
I found a Panera on Route 1 in North Brunswick that fit all those qualifications....and
they have great coffee and goodies to boot.
Jan and I got there at the same time and parked together (pictured at
When we were leaving, Mickey's heated jacket wasn't working, so Carol
let her use her's for the trip (left picture).
When we got to Cape May, she spoke with
the vendor and found that the controls were not working, so he gave her
a new one.
thing, cause Carol needed to "plug in" for the trip