Friday, August 5, 2011

This is post is from H.

Hi this is H ! Today we hung out with Rob & Ally . We went to the Indianapolis Zoo . There was a  fifteen day old Elephant that's rare ! We all got to touch sharks .  In addition the Baboons were inappropriate :{

Yesterday Rett, Ally, Robby, and I went shopping . We got some really good deals !!! At RUE 21 I bought jeans for $3.00. What a great deal ! I love PINK products! I bought the following; PINK BAG, WATER BOTTLE, And a SHIRT! I bought a dress at Kohls that Ally had to fix several times. I purchased a few other things also!

Right now i'm hoping to see Scarlet and go to Target and go to Hard Rock Cafe! I better start making a stopping point so I can do these things. If you comment I will blog another day.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wow...has it been that long?

Yup...the last time I blogged was March.  Wow, does time fly!!!

Since we're still transportation themed here, I will post some photos of my visits to cars shows this summer and fall.  They include Goodguys in Columbus, OH, the Duck Tail Run in Gas City, IN, the downtown Eaton, OH carshow, some shots of our recent acquisitions, the Buick we finally drug out of the barn and etc...  More to come.  Thanks for visiting. 

 James Hetfield's, Metallica's lead singer, Buick at the Indianapolis Children's Museum.  All the exhibits should be this cool!!!! 
 Our fleet (less the Buick...)
 Rett's new ride...yup, we swapped the 4-door Wrangler :(  But the 3rd row seat rocks. 
Yes, another acquisition...the Grand Cherokee now resides with my parents and I drug this home in its place...
 FLAMES RULE - taken at th Duck Tail Run
 Pinstripes RULE - taken at the Ducktail Run

 Whitewalls are just awesome!
 I (actually Robby) had a sweet old van.  Ours (his) was a 63 Falcon Fan.  I wanted to bring this one home.  SWEET!!!
 More Flames from the Duck Tail Run above and flames from Goodguys below...

The Buick we finally drug out of the barn...I will post about this seperately...

 This is what the USA is all about...gotta love small town cars shows.  This one rocked Eaton, OH.  One of the best shows in the area...
 Stinking sweet!
 I love whitewalls....
 And flames....
And chrome and more whitewalls...

Thanks for checking in with me...more to come in the near future!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Yellow Jee*p is ALIVE (and other random thoughts)

Yellow Jee*p with Robby's Jee*p fresh from hibernating...


First, Happy Anniversary to my lovely wife of 11 years!!!!

It has been a crazy few weeks and I have no time to post.  I could ramble on about work happenings, how the uninformed media choose to sensationalize things in which they only know half the story, how the weather is warming up (yeah!!!), how quick the girls are grow up, how I am concerned about the future of our great country, and etc...  I'll save some of those topics for another day. 

But since the theme has been automobile related thus far (at least 50% of my posts), I will talk about the re-emergence of Yellow Jee*p. 

This is very appropriate.  As of 11 years ago today, Rett and I were headed to TN on our honeymoon in this very vehicle.  We purchased it a month or two before we got married.  The test drive over the weekend in the snow sold us on this little machine 11 years ago.  It has stayed in the family for all 11 years with my brother Robby owning it for a year or two.

In November 2008, I parked the Jee*p in my parents garage for the winter.  But a funny thing happened, 2009 flew by.  The battery in the Jee*p died (same one since we owned it) and I never got around to buying another one, until last Saturday.  It has been in hibernation since 2008!

I was concerned that the old hot rod would not fire up.  After all, it had been sitting for almost 18 months.  But I threw a high quality $48.00 battery in the little machine and turned the key on and off 3 times (to prime the fuel system).  Then I said to Robby, here we go...   Yellow Jee*p cranked over 5-6 times and it rumbled to life!!!!!   Now that is one awesome vehicle.

When I got it out of the garage, the girls were so pleased.  I even caught them hugging it and they begged for us to drive it (which of course we did).

Right now it is residing in our garage (Rett's Jeep is suffering outside for the time being).  I still need to change the oil and etc. to get it ready for regular road duty.  We topped off the little 5-speed tranny today with some fresh 90 weight since it has a small leak (you know the saying about Jee*ps, they like to mark their territory). 

A picturesque photo of Rett's Jee*p taken last fall.

I just got tired of thinking about it.  You only live once so I might as well enjoy the old cruiser vs. letting it rot in the garage.  Now, come on 75 degrees, I want to rip the top off and go cruising!

Picture of Yellow Jee*p topless the summer before the 2008-2010 hibernation

And since I mentioned the other two Jee*ps, I thougth I would throw in a picture of my Cherokee all polished up from last summer. 

Thanks for stopping by and please check back!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

World of Wheels* - Indy

Greetings.  This will be my first official post on my blog.  In the future I may dive into other topics and issues, but for now, I'll stick to one of my favorite things, actually two, cars and posting photos from recent happenings in my life. 

Last weekend I attended the World of Wheels* car show in Indianapolis.  I have attended many events in my days (from local shows to Goodguys* to Hot Rod* Power Tour* stops), but never a World of Wheels* event.  I must say that there is plenty to see.  This event had a really cool pinstriping display with local artists (pinstripers) doing their thing.  It was really cool!  One of these days I am going to learn how to do it. 

There was so much to see, we did not even enter the 3rd room (or building, not sure since we didn't make it through that doorway) since my girls fell asleep.  Regarldless, here are a few pictures of some of my favorites from the show.  Enjoy. 

Old school with baby moons and wide whites.  SWEET!

I love flames!

I bet they don't drive it...why build a car too nice to drive?

BLOWN Nova*!

Found one like this on Craigslist*  What could I sell...?

This was a pretty cool display of nostalgic dragsters from the pioneers of drag racing.   

I love station wagons.  If you know me, you know I have a 64 Nova* wagon, but it is not as radical as this wagon.  This one is pretty cool!

Ok, let me know you stopped by.  Thanks!!!!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

First Post

Welcome to my blog!  I am not sure what I plan to blog about, but thought I would enter the blogosphere.  Please check back often as I develop my blog.