Big Red leaks gas and oil, her gauges don’t work, she roars, and she plays cassette tapes. It might be time to retire her, but she did make one more trip to Lansing for us. This weekend was the big antique radio swap meet, and Big Red delivered three console radios and a lot of other stuff to the meet. It was a grand weekend. I was delighted to spend time with so many friends, especially two in particular. One, Mike, has moved to Wisconsin, and the other, Jim has moved to Indiana, so I don’t get to see them very often. It was wonderful catching up on everyone’s lives.
Big Red at the ready,let’s see what’s in store for us.
Maybe I’ll go take a nap first.
This is my answer to a circle challenge.
True to herself, Sid had a very tie-dye wedding.
Best guestbook ever.
I don’t think Sidney has anything against white, she’s just not going to pick it when other colors are available.
The bride stops for a moment to pose with me and Lynn. Thank you, Sidney and Dan, for inviting us, what a fabulous wedding!
The end of lilacs.
The happy family!
These are all from a recent trip to visit our friends up north. This last photo is of a car restoration that a friend of theirs is working on. Mark Norton does incredible work, including creating all the wood panels. Amazing stuff!
Mark and I followed a path in the woods last weekend.
We surprised a snake that quickly slithered away.
The caterpillars surprised us, they were eating an entire section of the forest.
We found a bottomless bridge.
We also saw these metal structures deep in the woods, we can’t figure out what they were doing there. It was a pleasant walk, except for the ankle-biting bugs. Next time I will remember bug spray.
I’m thinking about water and how helpful it is,
You see, the Plymouth firehouse burned yesterday. The firehouse. You see the irony, don’t you?
If you’re ever in the neighborhood of 14 mile and Orchard Lake, check out Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum. It’s a blast.
Here are just a few photos of the wonderful stuff inside.
Put in a quarter or two, and you can watch such things as bodies descending into Hell.
Once in Hell, the devils are eating and playing pool.
You can watch victims being tortured during the Spanish Inquisition.
Skeletons being chased by a dog.
Even if you don’t put quarters in the marvelous mechanical machines, just looking at all the stuff on the walls will keep you busy for a very long time. Truly an amazing place!