Vets Run IX

The weather cooperated (yes, at this time of year, it is fair cool in the morning), lots of sunshine and a darn fine route developed by two members of SLTOA. We had 23 people/15 cars participate this year, launching from our starting point at Sunset Overlook, west of Columbia on Bluff Road, for a river crossing and drive through historic Ste Genevieve to Chaumette Winery.

The portion of the route from Sunset Overlook to the Modoc-Ste Genevieve Ferry was all in the flats and incorporated the standard stop at Fort De Chartres. Once we crossed the river and cleared downtown Ste Genevieve and I-55, the terrain picked up quite a bit…let’s just say the drive to the winery was energetic and quite scenic. Afterwards, the majority of the participants enjoyed a good meal and undoubtedly some vino.

Details on the drive will appear in the December issue of Exhaust Notes. Our thanks to all who came out and contributed to this year’s vet’s support organization, the Gary Sinise Foundation.

The traditional start, with piper Dave Massey playing the service hymns.

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