Pacific Northwest Thing Association
Monthly Cruise



Join us each month
for soup & sandwiches and a short cruise.


The May Cruise
Sunday May 3rd
Long Beach Loyalty Day Parade
This is our 14th annual participation in this parade.
It is one of the biggest gatherings of the year for Portland and
South Western Washington Thingers. You don't need a show car for this
small town parade.  Here is a chance to show your colors and decorate your
Thing in Red, White and Blue. This is one of the few Patriotic Parades that has been
held every year since President Eisenhower established Loyalty Day in the 1950's - even
during those years before 9/11 when it wasn't fashionable to show your colors.
 Plus we go for pizza and hit the beach afterward.


Barney & Sandy


The northern contingent will meet in Tumwater at Nicholby's Parking Lot off I-5 Exit 102 at 8 AM.  
If you would like to cruise from Seattle to Tumwater (or points between) with Al & Liz Farmery
give them a call at 206-545-1556 or Email them at
The southern contingent will meet at the Longview/Ranier Bridge on Oregon Highway 30 at 9AM.  
We would really appreciate an Email letting us know if you are considering cruising there with us.
If you are on the road and need contact us dial 360-259-0703 or use CH #7 on your CB.  
The Pacific Northwest Thing Association is the sponsor and will again provide Dash Plaques for this gathering.

For more information or to RSVP click on the envelope below.




Upcoming Cruises

May: Cruise to Thing Shop Show, Fontana, California
June: Kuebeltreffen Northwest May 31, Shelton, WA
September: Volksfest - Naches (Yakima), Washington

If you would like to host your own afternoon cruise let us know.
We'll help you get the word out to other Thingers in your area.


 Saturday or Sunday Suggested Cruise Format

1. Meet at an easily reachable location 10-11 AM
(i.e. Walmart parking lot)

2.  After a 1 hour wait and chat, start cruise to landmark, antique shops, waterfront or view point.
Take lots of pictures!!!

3. Then head for Pizza Parlor, Deli or other eatery for good conversation over good food.

4. Done - Time: about 3-4 hours depending how much chatting takes place. Cruise should not be long but should include interesting place(s). Do not be discouraged if you do not draw a crowd. Remember there's not many of us in any one place. The worst thing that could happen is that you wait in a parking lot by yourself for an hour.