Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Old Orchard Monday Night Car Show July 22, 2015

Not too many pictures this time around, got there kind of late and was too preoccupied drinking my awesome lemonade.


Can check out the show here: http://www.mondaynightcarshows.com/

The remaining schedule is: 

July 27th: British / Foreign Night
August 3rd: 60's Night
August 10th: Hot Rod / Custom Night
August 17th: Ford / Lincoln / Mercury Night
August 24th: 50’s Night
August 31st: Buick / Olds / Pontiac Night
















Thursday, July 16, 2015

Vintage Tools: Pullman Vacmobile

Came across this old Pullman Vacmobile. Totally original outside of a replacement cord - the damn thing still works. This is one of those cool flea market finds that was tucked away under a bunch of other stuff. Seller was saying nobody showed any interest - probably because no one could see it - if anything, it's a lesson in flea'ing..look under the tables.
Sure looks pretty good next to the old man's GTO. 
 






Waterfall Hunts, July 13 2015, Part 2 of 2 Phone Pics

It's a bit out of order, this was the FIRST falls that we went out to. We were on our way to a small falls in the Ottawa National Park when I saw a sign for a scenic stop and decided to stop. 



 
Quick snap of the huge hill we had to climb (almost slid) down to get up close and personal.




Couple hours later, a couple falls later, and we came to this place. Downpours were happening sporadically and it gave the adventure a whole different feeling. 




At the end of this river, where it disperses into the great Lake Superior, we came across a very wobbly bridge. If our footsteps were in unison, the whole bridge would bounce up and down a solid 6" - crazy feeling for sure! 

On our way back we needed to find somewhere to go for dinner. We made it through a couple towns, only to stumble upon a bunch of Corvettes and Mustangs that had a meet at a small local restaurant. Since it looked busy we stopped in - The Liberty Bell Chalet. 
Some of the best food in the Northwoods - you absolutely won't be disappointed. If you ever find yourself in the Hurley, WI area. 



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Waterfall Hunts, July 13 2015, Part 1 of 2 Fancy Pics

Had an extended weekend up at the house and decided to take a day and go cross out some waterfalls on the "go see them" list. Just a tiny set of pictures here as it started storming and I didn't want to ruin the camera. Which worked for me as instead of trying to get some cool pictures, I was just awestruck by the different types of falls along one river system.

I've got a bunch more pics on my phone - I'll post them up in a second part.

This small stream was coming out of the side of a cliff and feeding into the main river. There were hundreds of these types of streams in the area that did the same. 


This isn't the first falls we saw, but was the first that I decided to whip out the camera for. 



This entire river system feeds into Lake Superior

Some exposed tree roots on the trail. Luckily they serve as great footholds when scaling down the hills to get to the river. 

A bit sketched out by this bride as it was a bit thin and the boards were bending under my weight. 
Note to self: LOSE WEIGHT.




The rain definitely made this shot - choose wisely. One leads to the next falls, the other leads to like 1000 stairs. 


We shot down the trail a bit to get a further view of the this particular falls. It was super cool, but it was impossible to get to for up close and personal 


Chicago Sunday Meet Ups, July 19th CANCELLED

The meet this Sunday at DiMaggio cafe has been cancelled. Unforeseen happenings with some planning has forced me to cancel the meet.

Next meet August 23rd! Save the date!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

ClubFR Drift Day 53, July 12 2015

Exciting happenings this weekend. Shot up north for some time off and while we were up here we headed to USAir for some Drift Day 53 action.

Check out ClubFR here

Here's the pic dump