I’m so excited to announce you have two options for your Saturday night in Pott. Co! Two weeks ago, two would have sounded sad, now it sounds fantastic! Saturday night – you can get your cruise on! Whether it’s a hot date with the spouse or a whole-fam-piling-in-the-car situation, it’s time to ride!
Your two options: Scoop the Loop in Carson (and Oakland) or make it a Car-antine Cruise Night in Minden! Or hit ‘em both! Minden starts at 6 and Carson starts at 6:30. Keep your social distance and party like it’s 1999! Lol.
Those cruising in Minden will start at the Minden Community Club parking lot at 105 Broadway St. but stay in your cars! Those venturing out in Carson can hit Broadway whenever. The route starts at the intersection of Broadway and Commercial St.
For those of you who haven’t had the experience of cruising in a small town, here’s your chance. As a regular cruiser back in the day, this go-round might be a little, well, upgraded!
Make the playlist for your phone. It’s sure not the mix tape of old, but a little Steve Miller Band, Poison, and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will go a long way! And if you want to go old-school, use the radio. KGOR will take care of you.
Have your pop and koozie. (Don’t be afraid to ditch the pop for a treat from the DQ in Oakland. Call in your order. 712-482-6816)
Have snacks – popcorn, Twizzlers, think like a movie theater except you’re doing some people-watching instead! (But it’s okay to decide to order from The Bar’N and Grill (712-310-3103) and have some fries with that shake-shake you’ll have going with your car-dancing!)
Load up on the napkins, the hand sanitizer, and things like scissors, chip clips, and a white board to write those social distancing messages (so much cooler than texting, lol). Never know what you’ll need for a good cruise.
How can your car be the cool car? Can you drive top-down (it might be raining FYI)? Can you have glow sticks to wave out the sun roof? Can you drive something that looks like a clown-car full of your family? Can you put signs on the doors for people to read? Can you get out the nerf guns (no scaring people though please)?
Plus, be sure to teach your kid the classic Chinese fire drill! It’s a must!
And take some pics! We joke about how there were no phones for proof back in the day, but take those cruisin’ selfies! Let’s see ‘em!
The world is different right now, and for some, it’s easier, but for some, it’s a whole new world. So let’s take a couple of hours to be care-free in a socially-distancingly-appropriate way.
He who lights up the night, lights up the world. Let your little light shine.