Saturday, September 23, 2006

things we've seen on our little road trips

Cliff has missed three Fridays straight, at work.  After all, when the weather is right for motorcycle riding, what can you expect?  He says I'm turning him into a bum, but all I did was mention what a nice, sunny day it was.

So yesterday afternoon after Cliff called into work to tell them he wouldn't be in, we headed north to Cameron, Missouri, to see a cousin of mine.

Gerald restores classic cars, and has at least a half-dozen of them waiting in the wings; he's in his 70's, and I seriously wonder if he'll live long enough to do them all... he's such a perfectionist! 

That pickup he invented will be next, once he finishes his current project.  When he talks about it, his eyes light up, and you can tell that's the one that has his heart.

This morning it was raining, but AOL weather assured us the clouds would move out.  While it was raining Cliff and I did our little dumbell workout.  By the time we were done with that, we were able to go for our walk, and after one more weather-check, we went for another road trip.  Ain't life grand?

A small tractor show at Chilhowee, Missouri, one we'd never visited, was our destination.

Great fun.  Great day.  Lots of smiles.


plieck30 said...

I love to look at old cars. My deceased husband use to buy totaled late model cars and re-do them. Once we drove a '54 ford with a '52 backend and no one knew the difference

madcobug said...

Glad the weather and health has allowed you two to get out and about. That car/truck will amaze those that know that model was never manufactured. LOL. Some of those tractors look very old. Helen

loisontheweb said...

   Just catching up on visiting your journal ... I really like this entry ... BRAVO!  To me, motorcycle riding feels like riding a horse ... only, you can go further, faster!  And, you don't have to "spare the horses".