Let me preface this by saying I had an OUTSTANDING weekend. I rented a car and drove to central Utah for a funeral. I know what you are thinkin “but Schmo, how can a funeral lead to a great weekend?” Well the service was a wonderful tribute to a wonderful lady who spent her 90+ years doing nothing but giving to others and I am glad to have attended. Aside from that, I got to spend time with my wonderful daughter, my awesome ex-inlaws, and I saw a lot of really cool stuff and had my camera on hand to document.
Ok, well I don’t have a lot to share with you but what I do have makes for good conversation. First, let us start out with a (most likely) 68 Beetle. There really is nothing special about it. It’s missing an engine and it has a goofy paint job but seeing it buried in the snow bank makes for a neat picture. Having spent a fair amount of time in this little town of about 200 people, I can safely say that old beetles and vee-dubs are fairly popular. In fact, the VW-people ratio is about 1-40 and this isn’t even hippie town.
Next up we have a nice vintage, still-in-service jeep landcruiser uh, something. Ooh! It’s an old Landrover! Wait that’s not right either. To be fair, I know what it is but I cannot for the life of me pin down the year. I know which half of which decade but the changes during that time frame are rather ambiguous. I’m willing to bet that someone nails the year/make/model by the fifth comment. What say you commentariate? And super-extra-bonus points if you can give the year/make/model of the house. Mid-westerners are immediately disqualified.
Lastly, the following pictures are from a side trip I took on the way back. A side trip that made paying for the rental car and the hotel room 100% worth it. You will see something thats pretty rare stateside and something that is a work in progress. There was one other vehicle on site that will get it’s own write-up in the next day or so (yeah, I know I am a tease and I’m ok with that.)
I hope everyone else had a great weekend also!