Pancakes in the Woods

One of the cool things about owning a classic car is that you get to see a lot of small town America during the summer.  We’ve been to corn festivals, strawberry festivals, iris festivals and driven in a couple parades. This Sunday we went to the classic car show and pancake breakfast in the Amity, Oregon city park .  It was overcast and a bit cool at 8:00 a.m. but that didn’t stop the crowds from lining up for freshly made eggs to order, ham, pancakes (blueberry or plain), orange juice, coffee and the chance to share a table with strangers.  Standing in line we talked with woman who teaches school in Newberg, her three kids and her father and mother who live in Amity. The couple we sat with were from McMinnville, a town about 10 miles north of Amity. The draw for them was the pancakes and to maybe look at the classic cars.

Amity has been holding this car show and breakfast fundraiser for over 30 years.  This year the volunteers were from a woman’s group. They had everything down to a science.  Other pancake/car show breakfasts we’ve attended were put on by Rotarians or Lions club members.  It’s great to talk with people when they stop to look at our car (that’s the tail-light of our 1960 Desoto in the picture above).

Its fun to watch all the people and kids enjoying the day.  The gentleman in the orange t-shirt looked like he had already enjoyed his fill of breakfast!And of course, pancakes always taste better in a park.

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