Winds, Trees, and Hellcats, Oh My!

As I mentioned yesterday, we had a great trip seeing lots of folks that we haven’t seen in awhile.  We got to enjoy a couple of car shows along the way.  I didn’t take anything along to enter, but it was nice to walk the rows of vehicles, mingle with the owners and discuss their vehicles.

Walking the Rows

People who love cars just get it.  There is a connection between the owner and the car.  The hard work, sweat, and blood that is poured in to restoring and cleaning your prized vehicle is time well spent.

One of the shows that we got to visit was in North Oklahoma City.  We pulled into Edmond the afternoon before the show and just before a large thunderstorm rolled in.  We were staying with family in North Edmond and parked in their driveway.  Well, the wind picked up as the storm blew in and before we knew it a large branch had fallen in to the back of my pickup and damaged the left side of the vehicle.

My back’s not as good as it used to be, so we called up an Edmond tree trimmer and had him remove it.  Then Bob’s Body and Repair came out and looked it over and took it in to fix her up.  We ended up staying in Edmond longer than anticipated because of this problem, but it worked out.

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Car Vs. Plane

Hey there again folks!  We’ve been puttin some miles on the ole tires the last few weeks traveling around the Midwest and the South Central US.  Enjoyed seeing family and friends in Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas.

Don’t you know we saw a lot of nice rides traveling the highways and byways, and quite a few head turners.  It was quite the adventure, but we’re happier to be back home than a ringless Frodo.

I should have plenty of car related stories to share over the next few weeks, but for now I will leave you with this one…

Have you ever had a foreboding sense that something on the road was creeping up on you?  I wonder if the drivers of the vehicles going in the opposite direction (in this video) felt the sense that something was about to happen?

Well, you are about to call me a liar, but I swear to you that I saw this…  We were driving on a US Hwy outside of Omaha, NE and had stopped at a small filling station.  We were out in the country, and you could see for miles in either direction.  While filling up, I looked down the road and about a mile away I could see a sports car racing a small lightweight aircraft.  Definitely not as cool as a Fighter Jet racing a rocket powered land monster, but it was still cool to watch.  They were both flying down the road without there seeming to be an endpoint to their machine driven tussle.  Eye candy for the day.

Livin the Modified Life…