Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A great July, lookin' for an even better August!

End of Month iPhone Shots

Heritage in one of Orange County's last Orange Groves

Valencias made good juice and marinade for chicken tacos!

It's impossible to be cooler than this.

Santiago Canyon

Boyco canteen

Dinner in the bar at Panchos.

Triumph riders in Ludlow.

Almost to Winslow behind the storm.

Last sunset in July from a gas station in Pomona

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Twenty-four hours in Winslow

Route 66 and I-40 to Winslow
I made it to Ludlow in time for breakfast, fueled up and arrived in Winslow around by 1:30. The weather was perfect as I trailed thunderstorms across the Deserts and Plateaus, catching a smaller one outside Flagstaff.
Tasty Ham Steak from the Ludlow Cafe

Roy's was busy with a film crew so I bought some water and got out of the way.
Meteor City Trading Post...Winslow's just ahead!

Mud Room's almost done!
Paint's on, tile's up except for grout, and the boxes of wood for the floor are delivered. The room's shaping up well and we're pretty excited about trying the place out!
The tub goes between the class block

The tub

Old meets new. We're going to build a frame around the bricks.

We want to leave this exposed and remove most of the framing on the walls

Around town
I had time to kill before dinner and explored a few dirt roads the area. There were clouds in every direction supplying a steady display of lightning. It felt good to walk in the warm breeze and the smell of rain in the distance. 
These are just outside town. Don't know what they are.

Waiting for the storm by a creek.
The creek with Prom Invitation. The sky wasn't this blue (see above). I set the wrong white balance in the camera.

Waiting for a storm and a good dinner at BoJo's.

Storm arrived just before a good dinner at BoJo's. Waiting for the power to return (it didn't).

The drive home
I've been down the stretch of Route 66 between Seligman and Ash Fork more times than I remember and I'd never noticed this old section. It looks like it was bypassed to build a new bridge over the railroad tracks and it's only about 30 feet from the current alignment. 
The bridge is in front of the Ram.
The Bridge
East side of bridge
On the bridge looking east

Under the bridge
Seligman was packed, Snow Cap had a line out the door!
Angel is always interested in meeting new people and hearing their stories. This guy brought a drum to show him.
Closed? Nah...the Road goes on Forever.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rejects and a Few Reruns

Stuff you find when cleaning old files.

1966 Jeep CJ5

1955 BMW R50

Wall of Death Fans

Wall of Death

2002 Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Erasing pinstripes from Road King

Road King and Sportster at Joshua Tree

BMW R50 and Yamaha YM-1

2004 Harley-Davidson Sportster

Rudy's old Car

Triumph Bonneville and BMW R80G/S

Jawa Speedway

Rudy's Brother

Joshua Tree


Monday, July 15, 2013

Junk, Jeep, and building materials.

Lots of busy work
We got the rear brakes apart, the drums turned, and lines made. The adjusters were frozen on the right side and one had to be removed with a chisel. We couldn't source them locally but they should arrive Tuesday.
The wood arrived for the Motor Palace floor and we ordered the light fixtures and ceiling fan. The bathroom tiles were started last week and we think the "Hotel Room" will be done very soon. 
It took awhile but it worked

Found a cool Made in USA Mirro canteen while looking for 16 tooth porcelain sink faucet handles. 

Bring a Trailer post led to this '70s Blaupunkt CB for the Jeep

The Palace floors match Lori's hair.

Some crows I drew for chapter headings in the Motor Dolls book. (Coming Soon)