23 Oct

MOGSouth Fall Meet – Report from the Field (Miller)

In the mountains of Clayton, Georgia                            September 15 – 17, 2017

The Fall Gathering of MogSouth was great.  The winds of hurricane Irma traveled up to north Georgia causing downed trees and power lines, but the area recovered in time for the gathering. Richard and Janet did a wonderful job of planning and providing a fun filled weekend.

Many of us gathered at Kingwood Resort Friday night. After some “Noggin” time we headed to the Moon Pie Italian Restaurant for dinner. We had a private room for our group. After ordering we had plenty of time to meet new people and get caught up with old friends. A day of travel and an evening of good food and conversation made us ready for an early turn in.

Saturday morning everybody was recharged with a nice buffet breakfast. Gary Heck provided a demonstration of his new car trailer soon to be in production. A brief meeting prepared the drivers of 14 three and four wheel Morgans and a few tin tops for a 35 mile tour through the Georgia hills. Richard had checked the route and found the roads cleared for travel. We had a brief stop at a historic covered bridge before arriving at our destination, Folk Pottery Museum of North East Georgia.

Back on the road we traveled to the Ihn’s home in the mountains. They have a beautiful home and setting for lunch on the porch. There was a bountiful buffet of sandwiches, salads, chips, beverages and cupcakes that were yummy!

After lunch Richard gave us a tour of his garage where he has a few cars in the process of restoration. We had the remainder of the afternoon to explore Clayton’s antique shops and boutiques.

Late afternoon the Kingwood gathering room was open for noggin before dinner. The MogSouth group had the whole restaurant with the exception of a few small tables. Our dinner selections arrived in waves and were all very tasty. We had time for more conversation and noggin during the dinner. Jim Clark presented Janet and Richard with a beautiful pottery plate hand made by Colette, commemorating the event and thanking the Ihns for a great Fall Gathering.

Early Sunday morning people were through the breakfast buffet and on the road home. A few stragglers were left to say goodbyes and thanks to the Ihns for a well-planned weekend and wonderful time. We all expressed our best wishes for recovery to our friends in Florida and neighboring states affected by Irma. Hope to see everyone in Athens Georgia for the Christmas Holiday Gathering December 1-3.

Brian & Rosie Miller

23 Oct

MOGSouth Fall Meet – Report from the Field (Moore)

This is a bit belated, but wanted you to know how much we enjoyed the Meet hosted by Richard and Janet Ihns.
They were exceptional in their planning and so hospitable and generous with the events for the weekend.   We arrived to find our selves the owners of bright green bags with the Morgan logo embossed on the front.  It held Yeti type stainless mugs with the Morgan insignia on them also and lots of edible goodies.
The weather was perfect for the entire meet, sunny and comfortable every day and evening.
Friday night most of us went to a pizza place after the first Noggin in the hotel restaurant’s bar area. Moon Pie was perfect for the large crowd that joined together; the food was very good,  the wait staff was friendly and fun and did not have a problem with so many individual bills.
Saturday we missed most of the rally time as we have a difficult time getting up and off at 9:00 am, but Richard gave us the route and so we enjoyed a good portion of it  on our own in our van.  We especially liked the ride up the mountain to their beautiful home where they had a sumptuous catered lunch for the entire crowd with beautiful gourmet cupcakes for dessert.  Most ate on their expansive covered porch area overlooking the river below.  It was a delightful setting and we were amazed to discover they designed and built this home without an architect involved; it is spectacular.  They insisted this lunch was their gift to the group, so generous of them.
Richard even had one of his maintenance men (or friend) build a ramp so Glenn could get into their home and enjoy the festivities….this was way above and beyond anything he needed to do, but so appreciated.
Richard’s workshop was a big event after lunch with his collection of cars (a lot of Jaguars if I remember correctly). It was the high point for all the Morgan owners…and his electric/hydraulic lift was the envy of everyone!!!
Another Noggin was held before dinner and this one also had lovely trays of cheeses and nibbles.
A private point that I am sure you are aware of; Graeme Addie was in attendance with his wife Jenny, his daughter, Emma, her husband and the 2 grandchildren and his friend Charles Harris with his new wife, Louise.  Graeme looked very ill and had that yellowish tinge to his skin that to me is a sign his liver was not working up to its normal potential.  It was kind of a very private celebration for Graeme and his family to make this meet and very touching for all our Morgan group gathered to witness.  It is painful to write this, but I would be remiss not to include it.
The evening dinner was at the Resort in their dining room adjoining the Noggin area and very pleasant with round tables so we could easily converse and enjoy our Morgan friends once again.
Collette Clark did her now traditional presentation  of a very intricate Fall ceramic platter she made to commemorate the Ihns’ hosting the weekend.
After the Fall Meet in Sept. Glenn and I continued on the road for 3+ weeks to vacation and visit family.
Dorothy and Glenn Moore
18 Aug

MOGSouth Fall Meet Attendees. Make Your Saturday Dinner Choices – Now!!

Greetings from Clayton GA!  The Fall Meet will soon be here! 

It is now time to make your choice for dinner to be served at the Kingwood Resort on Saturday evening (September 16th) at the Fall Meet.

You can choose one of the following:

[  ] Grilled Rosemary and Garlic Strips Steaks with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms or 

[  ] Five Ounce Filet topped off with a Red Wine Veal Demi glaze or 

[  ] Mountain Trout Pecan topped boneless filet accompanied with a Lemon & Parsley sauce or

[  ] Grilled and Cheese stuffed Portabella Mushroom or 

[  ] Pasta Primavera

Please let Richard at richardihns@gmail.com know of your choice, by name, as soon as possible

07 Aug

2017 MOGSouth Fall Meet Update (as of August 7th)

To all MOGSouth Fall Meet Attendees:

We will have some customized gifts for all of the MOGSouth Fall Meet attendees.

For everyone attending, please email me at richardihns@gmail.com your name and address as you would like to have on the gift. This will be an individual gift.

Unfortunately, being a surprise, we cannot provide any more information at this time.

This information is needed ASAP to make sure we have it done on time.

Richard

06 Jul

2017 MOGSouth Fall Meet Update (as of July 6th)

Happy Eclipse Year from Clayton Georgia!

As everyone knows the 2017 MOGSouth Fall Meet is taking place in Clayton Georgia over the weekend of September 15th (Friday) and September 16th (Saturday).

We are blessed with 75% of the county being National Forest and a cozy little town full of character.

The Kingswood Golf and Country Club Resort is a beautiful place and we have blocked 20 rooms at the resort hotel.  Rooms are $109.00/night plus taxes equaling $127.08.

There are also 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available for rent.  If you are interested in splitting and apartment with Morgan friends this might be a good choice.  Breakfast cost is $7.00/person plus tip.

We will have a hospitality room available at the club house for Friday arrival and Saturday before and after Dinner.

Dinner will be at the Kingswood Golf and Country Club Resort Club House on Saturday night at a cost of $30.00 per person including taxes and tip.

The menu main course will include a choice of a meat, fish or vegetarian.   We will be soliciting your preferences soon.

The program also includes a Saturday morning drive and lunch at a local restaurant.   Free time after lunch is planned for shopping and exploring our cute town of Clayton or a visit to my shop for those interested.

Don’t miss it… We will have lots of big surprises for everyone.   Hope to see many of our Morgan friends there!!

If you have any questions please email Richard at richardihns@gmail.com or call 239-633-2845 (cell)

20 Jan

The MOGSouth Fall Meet is set.

The MOGSouth Fall Meet is set.   It will be hosted by Richard and Janet Ihns on September 15th (Friday) and 16th (Saturday) at the Kingwood Resort in Clayton GA (www.kingwoodresort.com).

There is a block of rooms reserved under ‘Morgan Car Club.’  Call them directly to make reservations and get the group rate.  Their phone number is 706-212-4100.  There are normal hotel rooms blocked for the club however the resort has 2 or 3 bedroom condos available as well (minimum 2 days). This may be a good choice for some.

Other details are being worked.  Possible dinner at the best, local Italian restaurant on Friday and a group dinner Saturday at the Resort.   Morgan drives on Saturday.   It looks to be a great weekend.  Be sure to pencil in the dates on your calendar and make your reservations now!!

Cheers,
Mark