The Fishing Trip That Wasn’t

Yesterday was a beautiful day. The sun was shining and a nice breeze was blowing up from the south. This was why we had planned to take our first fishing trip over to the ponds. We slowly started getting things ready to go at around 8:30 am. We were in no rush David wanted to get over to the ponds around noon. I got coffee made, made David some breakfast and then set about making us a lunch to take along.

Everything was going along nicely so we were all packed and ready to go a little after 11 am. We get into BOB, David turns the key and … NOTHING not even a click click click! BOB’s battery was dead!

So David gets out the extension cords, the ohm reader, and the battery charger and hooks it up to BOB. He lets it charge for about 15 minutes and tries again, well at least it clicked this time. So things are looking hopeful. He lets it charge a bit longer. Then he tests it with the ohm reader again. The battery is not holding a charge if he takes it off the charger. Now the only thing left to do is get a new battery. We have to wait for Nick to get home from work, so David can use the pickup to go back into town to get a new one.

While we wait we decide to pretend to be camping in the driveway and eat our lunch in BOB. Nick gets home just before 2 pm. David loads up the dead battery and heads to town. He gets back around 2:30 pm. He replaces the battery and the air filter housing that he had to take off to get the battery out. He gets in BOB, turns the key, and …  VRRRM VRRRRM VRRRRRRRM! Yippeee BOB is all better!

We still don’t know why his battery died. He was started up about two weeks ago when David moved him after I got done cleaning up the end of the driveway. It also was a 5 year battery that was in BOB when we bought him. We have had him for 3 years, so it could have been due.

We did not go fishing as it was already after 3pm. Also Kay and Marty came to visit. It would be rude not to stay and play with the grandson.  Fishing will just have to wait for another day.  😀

I didn’t get a photo of the new battery because David had already closed the hood.

I wasn’t going to ask him to open it again just for a photo. 🙂

Classics In The Park July 16, 2016 The Post

I again attended the Classics in the Park Car Show. I changed my Menu Bar and add the photos there, but I thought I would also do a post to give a little more details for some of the entries that were the most interesting or unique to me.

 

2016 Classics 1929

This was the oldest entry.

He looks pretty good for 87 years.


2016 Classics 2008

Next to him was the newest entry.

He is just 8 years old.

Car design sure has come a long way.


This group was some of the entries that attended last year also.


These two entries were my favorites.

The 1934 Ford Coupe at Number 1, because it is a purple/pink ZZ Top like car.

and the 1957 Bel – Air is number 2 because of its unique color and the flames.


This 1975 VW Beetle and Camper were Unique.

The owner had modified it by moving the engine into the front.

The camper was equipped with a A/C unit and a fireplace.

2016 Classics 1975 VW


These two entries were cars that I had never heard of before.

The 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Lance

and the 1961 Ford Sunliner


This fella was here last year but I didn’t know what he was as they had not placed his info in the window.

I said he was a 55 to 57 Chevy Bel- Air last year.

This year his info was displayed. Boy was I off.

Nobody even corrected me.

I said to do that in the comments last year if I had mislabeled any thing.

2016 Classics 1953


Not all the cars on display were in finished condition.

They were in varying degrees of progress.

This Studebaker had its engine done but the body was just beginning.

2016 Classics 1948

This 1934 Chevy Coupe was pretty close to done.2016 Classics 1934 Chevy

This Chevy Nova was still getting body work done.

The other side still had some paint work to be done.

It had a couple of areas of sanded down primer showing.

2016 Classics 1976 Nova


This vintage firetruck was there. It was not an entry to be judged.

The museum just brought it out to show. I guess you could say it was in a class by itself. 🙂

2016 Classics Fire truck

If you want to see the rest of the entries just hop on over to the CARS tab in the Menu Bar.

Did a little rearranging of the Menu Tabs.

I took all my car related photos out of the Photos tab. They now have their own tab labeled CARS.

I did this so that they would be easier to find. I also added the Classics in the Parks 2016 to the CARS tab as I attended it again this year. So if you like classic cars go have a gander. 🙂

A Camper and A Wooden Camper Trailer

have been added to the Cars on the Street Page in the Photos tab of the Menu Bar.

Trucks, Police, A Corvette and A Duster

These are the newest additions to the Cars I See On The Street Page.

                    Which can be found in the Photos tab of the Menu Bar.

                     If you would like to see the other cars there.

 

The green flame truck was spotted in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

Chevy Truck Green Flames and Pipes.

It was different and it was green so I took the photo to show my son because he likes green.


This Blue Ford was also in the Wal-Mart Parking lot. Photo taken because “FLAMES”

Blue Ford Truck Silver Flames


I was taking a walk with my daughter, Kay and my grandson, Marty in their neighbor hood when we spied this cool paint job.

American Flag Truck

American Flag Truck


 I was outside the civic center where my mother in-laws birthday celebration was being held.

When I saw this old police car in a hotel parking lot.


This 70’s Red Corvette was also in the parking lot.

I think there was some car show or race event that weekend.

Both cars had racing numbers on their sides.

70's Red Corvette


Back home again.

I see this nice old 70’s Plymouth Duster.

In  the first photo you can see that a cart is pushed up against the door.

A fellow car fan saw this and moved the cart to the corral. He was upset at how lazy and disrespectful some people are. You can see how close the corral was to the car. He also took a few shots of it. 😀

Classics in the Park July 18, 2015 Wilson Park Chadron, Nebraska

 

I attended the Classics in the Park Car Show again this year. There were a lot more cars. I also remembered to take pictures of the Stat Sheets so I would get all the names, year and models. I don’t know them all. I am not one of those people who can tell the year,make, and model by just looking at the headlight. LOL  I just like beautiful old cars. I did not get the stats for a few of the cars as they had not posted their stats yet when I was going around. So some of them were my best guess. Please feel free to correct the ones I was not sure of in a comment I like to gain new knowledge. I also added a short video to MY VIDEOS tab of the 1923 Ford  Model T with its engine running. It is called “I love the Rumble!”

I like Cars.

The Purple Plymouth is the feature image because purple is my favorite color.

I also made this gallery a page under my PHOTOS TAB of the menu. I also added a gallery called “Cars I See on the Street.” so check that one out under the PHOTOS TAB too.

Here in our town they have a gathering of old classic cars. I attended it in 2014. There were lots of cool cars. I don’t know all the makes and models but I know a thing of beauty when I see it. When it comes to old cars I don’t care about whether it is a Ford, Chevy, Buick , Dodge , or Pontiac. It just has to be a cool old classic car. It also should be older than the late 70′ s to qualify as an old classic car to me. Some of the cars there were these new retro cars. There were a couple of Mustangs and Camaros. No pictures were taken of them as I think they are ugly.

I apologize to any auto enthusiast if I have mislabeled any of these. I did not say what they were if I was unsure.

Classics in the Park

July 12,2014