Yesterday morning Al Hesselbart and Bob Meredith came over for a visit. Bob is the gentleman who owns the bus I had in yesterday’s blog. Besides being an RVer and a bus nut, as well as a really nice guy, Bob is also very involved in the Tin Can Tourists, a group of vintage RV enthusiasts
And, he is an accomplished artist too! Being an RVer, a lot of Bob’s art revolves around RVs. Not just RVs, but vintage RVs. Here is a link to some of Bob’s Artwork, to give you an idea of what I’m talking about. Bob has donated some of his art as door prizes at RV rallies, including our Gypsy Journal rally. If I had room in our motorhome, I’d have several of his prints hanging on the wall.
But, let’s be honest, while Bob’s a darned good artist, there are a lot of darned good artists in the world. However, not many of them produce art like this! Check out this neat Margaritaville-themed trailer Bob built from an antique travel trailer!
Being a big Jimmy Buffet fan, I loved this thing when I saw these pictures, which I borrowed from the Tin Can Tourists website. Notice that the door is painted to look like it is wooden? And the tiki torches in front?
How could you ever be down in the dumps if you woke up surrounded by all of this!
Yes, that’s a real surfboard mounted on the front of the Tin Can Tahiti!
Bob said that he had no intention of selling the trailer when he took it to a Tin Can Tourists rally, but somebody made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, and bought it. I would have too, if I had the money and a place to keep it!
These days, Bob is working on a cowboy-themed trailer that will make whoever is in it feel right at home on the range. How cool is that?
Now, in addition to all of that talent, apparently Bob has a bit of culinary skill as well. He invited us over his place at Breezy Oaks this afternoon for a shrimp boil. I really, really like Bob! 🙂
Whatever you are doing today, please take a moment to remember the 2,403 Americans killed, and 1,178 wounded when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on this day in 1941. The sneak attack thrust the United States into World War II, and to the Americans alive then, it was comparable to what the 9/11 attacks are to us today.
And please remember the men and women who served in that terrible war. We are losing our World War II vets on a daily basis, and they truly were the Greatest Generation.
Thought For The Day – The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.