This past weekend after I had put the blog out on Saturday I did manage to get into town for the antique car show. While I would love to post photos of cars that I looked at my cell phone stayed on the couch when I left home.
When I got there the streets were crowded and parking was a bit hard to fine. I had to peruse two lots before finding a spot to leave the truck. It was worth it, some of the vehicles that were on display were just way too cool. The ones that come to mind were a vintage nineteen fifties Willies Jeep in olive drab complete with a mounted Bren Gun. The Willies Jeep is the car of my dreams. I spoke with the owner but couldn't stay to long with him. The jeep is up for sale and all I had to do was wright a cheque for fifteen grand. Damn...
As I strolled along I came upon a seventies vintage Gremlin X that reminded me of the car a friend had when I was working at Ontario Place. Then there was a fully restored AMC Eagle 4WD like my brother W once drove.
One set of wheels that made me laugh was a mint baby blue Plymouth Satellite. It reminded me of a long lost friend. On night him and I took the Satellite into Barrie Ontario and ended up in a high speed chase after mooning some cops in a McDonald's parking lot, and yes alcohol was involved.
One bad thing about the day was the weather. It rained on and off all afternoon which put a damper on looking at the cars. It was almost a case of “if you don't like the weather, wait twenty minutes.” After walking around for an hour I decided to head for the barn. After making a pit stop to pick up some veggies for dinner I arrived home. Our friend S had dropped in and my wife had asked her to stay for supper. With a little help from my wife I put on a scrumptious dinner and we sat around a caught up on things.
Sunday we decided turn around was fair play so we dropped in on S at her place. The original game plan was to go swimming but we started talking about gardens, tRump and other things. Before we knew it the time had come for us to depart.
Today the highlight was reading the comments on twitter about the eclipse. As for me it became a little more twilight-ish but that could have been clouds. I did venture out but that was to work on the SKS not gaze into the heavens.
|All I had to do was look up but I like my eyesight...|
Well that's about it for now. Tomorrow is another day so until then, bye-bye.