Fifth Annual Muskoka Fall Fun Run September 29th, 2012
By David Forbes, photos by James E. King
Anne and I were very excited about hosting our fifth annual Muskoka Fall Fun Run. We began the day meeting in Bracebridge, where 18 beautiful Porsches pulled into the Canadian Tire parking lot to the delight of many local shoppers. We organized ourselves into three run groups with the help of Walter Murray, Ernst Johle, Sheila and Laurie. Our first leg of the route took us towards Lake Rosseau, then on through the beautiful little town of Port Sydney, continuing on breathtaking winding roads north towards Lake of Bays. The fall colors were absolutely spectacular and there were several photo shoots en route. Arriving for lunch in Huntsville, the Cottage was expecting us and happy to host 36 of us for a very tasty meal from a tailored menu.
After lunch, each group chose a different route with the common theme of winding roads and spectacular colours with stops including photo shoots, bakeries and a fantastic pumpkin display. This year we incorporated many of the back roads that were driven in Targa Muskoka, which added a fresh change to last year’s Fun Run.
Following the Fun Run, we met back at our home for drinks and a wonderful visit, then we ended the perfect day with dinner at Wabora, an award-winning Japanese restaurant. Anne and I consider it a privilege to host such an event, and we were delighted to have so many Porsche members join the Run. The weather was cooperative, the fall colours nothing short of perfection, and the company as always a joy! We look forward to planning next year’s Muskoka Fun Runs for the Spring and Fall, and encourage you all to host or participate as we continue to enjoy old friendships and nurture new ones.