With all the discussion about Crystal Cove and possibly "post Crystal Cove" if they shut it down - we need to think about alternative meeting places that will continue the tradition of getting together on a regular basis. For the time being I am going to be selfish and only worry about us - the Ferrari guys. There was talk about congregating once a month somewhere. I have not heard anything recently. I do know of one place that might work for us on the occasional Saturday morning. Additionally, it is very centrally located between Orange and LA County. Parking is substantial and more importantly - safe! To top it off it is a great place to have an early lunch by the water! I happen to have a "relationship" with the Yard House Restaurant chain. The first ever Yard House was built in Long Beach on Shoreline Drive. It is about a 25 minute drive north up Coast Highway through Belmont Shore from Newport Beach. It is about the same distance south on the 405 to the 710 south. For those of you who have patronized a Yard House or the Long Beach location specifically - you know that it would be a great place to congregate and have lunch. The Long Beach location is in Shoreline Village which is on the water right across from the Hyatt Long Beach. I am almost positive that I can get the parking spaces in front of the restaurant roped off for a dozen or more cars. I can then get us any size table for lunch on the deck. A possible scenario might be to meet in Long Beach around 10:30am on a given Saturday. The restaurant officially opens at 11:30am but we could gain access at 11am or earlier if necessary. It is not something to do every Saturday but certainly something to consider once a month or every other month as a central meeting place for the Orange and LA County members to meet. Besides - for us in OC it would be a nice drive up PCH through Huntington Beach and Belmont Shore! Let me know what you guys think.