BSDC November 2006 Newsletter


Hello everyone from the Black Swamp Driving Club.  It doesn’t seem possible but it is that time of year again to prepare for the cold weather.  We hope you are still able to enjoy several relaxing drives as fall slowly turns to winter.  As we write this article we are preparing to enjoy a wonderful weekend at the Wyandot County County Harvest and Corn Festival at the Wyandot County  Fairgrounds.  We hope we won’t need it but we will certainly be packing all the winter wear just in case.  A little cold weather just makes the stew on Saturday that much more enjoyable.  We look forward to a great time of fellowship and driving.  In addition, we are getting ready for the Parker Bridge Drive which is usually when we see our last few signs of fall weather and absolutely no bugs…yeh!  This is always a very quiet, almost no traffic drive and is a great way to end our club driving season.  We are also preparing for our annual banquet while gathering up goodies to sell at the auction.  This is always a fun event for all involved and a chance to visit one last time for the season, until we begin our winter meetings again.  


Last month we had a wonderful time, along with the Western Reserve Carriage Association, at the Sandusky River Coonhunter’s Club near Tiffin where our drive was hosted by Roger and Sue Murray.  We had so much food, there was just no way to enjoy it all.  Nevertheless we had a spectacular meal and a great time meeting new friends and visiting with old.  The weather could not have been more perfect, with just the right amount of breeze and sunshine, and we had a nice number and variety of turnouts.  It was really neat to look over the parking area and see so many different types of equipment and horses.  As we all prepared to leave, a pause to be thankful for a safe drive seemed to be appropriate. 


As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday season we hope you all have something and/or someone to be thankful for, whether it be four-legged or two-legged. 

Take care and safe driving,

Mary Elliott and Julie Murphy