Mar 24: Hosts: Lee & Stan Hostetler.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Saturday, March 24th. Arrive NLT 11:30 for lunch at the Garden Cafe. Some may choose to have lunch earlier than 11:30 to allow plenty of time. The Garden Café opens at 11 AM and has cafeteria style lunch with seating in their public dining area and on the patio if the weather is nice. Our guided garden tour will begin at 12:30. Please RSVP to Stan NLT March 14. Email Stanthehos@verizon.net or cell number 804-839-5880.
Admission ticket to gardens will be $14.00 which will include a guided 1 hour tour of the gardens.
Parking: reserved parking is not allowed but we plan to arrive early and have someone in one of the outer parking lots to find a spot that we can park our cars together.
Apr 21: There is a all Ford car show scheduled on this date to benefit the
Directions to Lewis Ginter
From Downtown Richmond (I-95 North)
•On I-95 North take Exit 80, the Hermitage Road/Lakeside Avenue exit (Virginia State Route 161). Keep to the right and take the right at the first light onto Lakeside Avenue. You’ll see two brown Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden signs.
•Follow Lakeside Avenue for 1.6 miles. You will cross the intersection of Lakeside Avenue and Hilliard Road (there is a 7-Eleven on the corner) and the Garden’s entrance will be on your left, off of Lakeside Avenue.
•There is a black fence around the Garden and a brick gate with “Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden” and “1800 Lakeside Avenue” on it. Enter through the gate.
From The North (I-95 South)
•From I-95 South take Exit 83B, the Parham Road Rt. 73 West exit.
•On Parham Road, quickly get into your far left lane. There is a small brown Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden sign on the right, but please note you will need to get into the left lane.
•At the second stoplight, take a left onto Brook Road (also known as Route 1 South). There is a small brown Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden sign at this intersection.
•At the third stoplight, take a right onto Lakeside Avenue. At the light you will see a brown Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden sign.
•As you go down Lakeside Avenue, you will see the Garden entrance to your right. This will be just before the intersection with Hilliard Road. There is a black fence and brick gate with “Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden” on it.
•If you cross the intersection of Lakeside and Hilliard (there’s a 7-Eleven on the corner), you have gone too far.
From Charlottesville (I-64 East)
•Come into Richmond on I-64 East. Get onto I-95 North to Washington, D.C.
Follow above directions for coming from Downtown Richmond
From Williamsburg (I-64 West)
•Come into Richmond on I-64 West. Get onto I-95 North to Washington, D.C.
•On I-95 North immediately take Exit 80, the Hermitage Road/Lakeside Avenue exit (Virginia State Route 161).
Follow above directions for coming from Downtown Richmond.
Hospital of Richmond. It will be held at the hospital on Brook Road in north Richmond and they would like some Thunderbirds to come.
Apr 28: Hosts: Carrie & Lynn Hillman/Fred & Nancy Schmoyer.
Where: Tuckahoe Plantation
When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: Arrive 11:30 Lunch starts at 12:00
The VCTC April meeting will be held at Tuckahoe Plantation, the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson. It is considered by architectural historians to be among the finest early 18th century plantation homes in America. The house is exquisitely furnished in period antiques and the gardens will be full of blossoms.
The meeting and lunch will begin at 12:00 p.m. in the old stable building. This building is to the right as you approach the house. Please plan to arrive around 11:30. Half of our group will take a tour of the house and gardens before lunch while the other half will eat first before the tour. There will be a charge of $17.50 per person for the use of the facilities and the house tour.
The Hillmans and Schmoyers will provide the main dishes and beverages. We ask that members contribute either a side dish or dessert to the meal. Please RSVP by April 14 to Nancy Schmoyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 979-6415 with the specific dish you would like to contribute.
Tuckahoe Plantation 12601 River Rd. Richmond, VA 23238
From 64 East or 64 West -
Take exit 175 Route 288 S. towards Chesterfield.
Drive 5.44 miles.
Take exit Patterson Ave/VA-6 E. towards Richmond. Drive 1.27 miles.
Turn right onto Blair Rd. VA-649.
Drive 1.07 miles.
Turn right onto River Rd. VA-650.
Drive .42 miles.
Turn left onto unpaved mile-long driveway leading to Tuckahoe Plantation. (The driveway should not be a problem for most classic cars if you drive slowly.)
From 288 North -
After crossing the James River,
Take first exit Patterson Ave/VA-6 E. and continue as above.
From Richmond -
May 12: Hosts: Harv & Peggy Silverman. Fawn Lake in Spotsylvania. Please RSVP to Harv at email@example.com NLT May 9.
Travel west on either Patterson Ave. or River Rd. and continue as above.