I planned to get some writing done yesterday, but as it turned out, it was a day devoted to three of my favorite things, old friends, old cars, and pizza. Which means it was a great day!
It rained hard all night and we slept in yesterday morning, and soon after we woke up our friends Art and Caroline Fennell stopped by to say hello. We’ve known them for more years than I can begin to remember, and have crossed paths at RV rallies and campgrounds across the country many times. They weren’t staying at the campground, they have a timeshare at a condo in Seaside and are spending a week there. It was fun to visit with them for a while, and by the time they left we had solved most of the problems of the world.
A little later on we walked over to Dave and Lynn Cross’s New Horizon fifth wheel to chat for a while and make plans for dinner. Their couch looked like it would be perfect to stretch out on for a nice nap, but Miss Terry said that’s rude when you visit somebody.
There was a car show at the campground in the afternoon, and there’s no way I could pass that up. Wil and Cyndy Olsen were there with Dave and Lynn, and since we had not seen them in well over a year, there were lots of hugs all around. As you can see, we’re all listening closely as Wil (left) tells us how wonderful I am. It was almost a religious experience. Cyndy is standing next to him wondering, “will he ever shut up?”
About then the cars started rolling in, and what a nice collection there was!
This car is towing a trailer made from a bumper car!
I bought a wife a T-Bird that looked just like this once, and she divorced me soon afterward. If I would have known it was that easy I’d have bought one years before.
Miss Terry really liked this pre-World War II Buick and I’d buy it for her if I were rich, but I don’t want to lose her.
This was the one I wanted to take home, if my home didn’t have wheels under it.
I drove a taxicab at one time in my misspent youth, but it didn’t look this cool!
We spent some time admiring the cars on display and listening to the folks around us saying, “I had one of those back in the day.”
All of them were pretty, but this was the car that was the big hit of the show. I think I heard the theme song from The Beverly Hillbillies running through my head as it passed by.
And yes, that’s a rooster behind the wheel, and Lynn Cross looking at it. Sort of like a chick checking out a chick.
After we had drooled over all of the nice cars for a while, the six of us adjourned to Angelina’s Pizzeria for dinner. We had a wonderful time laughing and enjoying being together, and I think our poor waitress was happy to see us go when we finally did leave. It was nice to spend time with our friends and we hope to see them again before they all leave Seaside.
Back at home, I let Bad Nick post a new Bad Nick blog titled Here We Go Again. Check it out and leave a comment. Today is supposed to be rainy again so I plan to stay inside and write. Unless something else comes along to lure me away from my desk. If I had an employee like me, I’d fire me.
Thought For The Day – You haven’t experienced awkward until you try to tickle someone who isn’t ticklish.