A Laggan Lark

26 August 2019 / Words by Ian Bottcher. Photos by Ron Tollenar

Sunday 28 July

A typical sunny Canberra winter's morning saw a convoy of nine cars leave Queanbeyan, picking up four more at Bungendore and another two at Goulburn before finally taking the long way to the Laggan pub for lunch.

By Goulburn, some were screaming for a coffee fix, so a mid-morning stop had to be made—the awesome service and hospitality of the Goulburn Paragon cafe was enjoyed by all 25 present. Then it was on to Crookwell, and the Laggan pub for lunch. If you ever have the chance to travel by this pub, take the opportunity to drop in and experience a genuine country pub and to savour some of the great food available on their extensive menu.

There's nothing like a long, lazy lunch to get you laughing like a loony larrikin. And our Laggan Lark lunch lasted long into the arvo.

The slight 'downer' of some unexpected road works between Crookwell and Laggan threatened to take some of the shine off the run, but if you look on the positive side, they may have prompted many to wash their MX-5s sooner rather than later!

All the ingredients (great weather, MX-5s, run, food, coffee, wine, beer and company) for a great day were there for all to enjoy.

(Thanks must go to Jane and Wal Hick for organising a great day and to Ian for leading the run.)