At 12 noon sharp, eighteen PT Cruisers appeared on the Virginia Turnpike to begin their tour of the park at Bridgeport. A brief recap of the tour is given here on two web pages.
This is Part 1, and summarizes their arrival and tours of Kneebone Cemetery and Wood's covered bridge. Throughout both parts, links are given in the photo captions to material on this web site that covers the topics being explained by the park volunteers.
Some of the 18 PT Cruisers parked on the Virginia Turnpike heading toward the barn.
Clyde Waldrop and Wife
Former club president Clyde Waldrop and his wife Michelle. This is not their PT Cruiser. Theirs is bright red and called "Ramblin' Rose."
Closer crop into the couple
View from the back of the train of cars as Michelle and friend walk toward Kneebone Cemetery
See Kneebone Cemetery under Visitor Information on the main menu.
Howard Voshell begins to tell the stories of the families who lived in the Bridgeport portion of the South Yuba River State Park.
The Kneebone Cemetery is privately owned and still cared for by Kneebone descendents.
Howard tells of the Thompson, Wood, Cole, and Kneebone families and how they came to what is now Bridgeport.
Another view of club members as they listen to Howard's interesting story.
Wood's Covered Bridge
Then it was off to Wood's covered bridge, the longest single-span covered bridge in the U.S.
See Covered Bridge History under About the Park on the main menu.
Club members stream out of the bridge after a few of Howard's stories about the bridge.
Ardie Obert and Son
Volunteer Ardie Obert and her son. Ardie often helps with car club visits.