It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Blast from The Past.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

By the time we went to bed last night the Humidex had dropped all the way to 95 F (35 C) so we just left the A.C. in the on setting. Throughout the night any time that I woke not once did I hear any sound coming from the cooling system. This morning shortly after we’d eaten breakfast I was referring to the Weather Network on the computer that showed the temp would be comfortable all day. With the A.C. off and the windows opened Kathy was nearly ready to put her coat on. The temperature had dropped to 63 F (17 C) with a north wind that was occasionally gusting to twenty M.P.H. 
Homemade Tomato/Cheddar soup and Homemade Ambrosia.
With the morning chores completed we had a chance to talk with some of the seasonal weekenders who informed us about a number of events that were taking place in the area. After telling Kathy about them while she was making homemade Tomato/Cheddar soup lunch we made the decision to take the afternoon off. The soup however tasted wonderful as always and even helped to take the chill out of our bodies. 
The lunch dishes were washed and put away by 12:15 when we left for Essex. Every year around this time the car clubs flood the streets of town of Essex that uses the occasion as a fundraiser to help cover the costs of municipal improvements. The main street of Essex is actually blocked off so that everyone can freely walk around looking at all these memories from the past. They were selling 50/50 tickets as well as raffles that included a trip to Las Vegas along with hamburgers and hotdogs with all proceeds going to the betterment of the town. There was also live music being put on by local bands and a D.J. who filled in the gaps between the music sets. 
We parked close to the town center only having to walk a block where we ended up in the middle of all the action. Kathy and I set out looking at all the vehicles angle parked on one side of the road walking five blocks east before getting to the end of the line. We then started heading back west looking at all the vehicles that were angle parked on the opposite side of the road. By the time we got back to where we had started we needed to have a small snack so we helped to bolster the local economy.  
Kathy has fond memories of a car like this.
At this point we did the same routine walking another four blocks west in the opposite direction and east back to where we started. That was a total of nine blocks of street rods, some race cars and classics all lined up for people to see. There were over five hundred vehicles just on the main street alone not including others on the side streets that had not arrived on time to get parked with the others. You could easily talk with some of the owners that were very proud of their machines.

It was nearly 4:00 by the time we got back Home. After a brief rest Kathy made a twice baked potato with butter and cheese while I grilled a couple of Johnsonville Brats for supper. The high winds finally died down as the sun was setting. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.


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  1. Always like those car shows. It jogs the memory of good times.

  2. Wow, great classic cars - thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi Rick...I am really enjoying your blog. A few posts you mentioned your neibors marvelling at the job your cutter did on your grass. Can you tell me what it was? Thanks and keep up the posting.