: Finally. Pics from my road trip...

08-16-07, 02:18 AM
If, that is, I can get them to work right.


The first picture I took after landing...

08-16-07, 02:22 AM
Alright. Cool. This'll work then.

Welcome to Kentucky. I got off the airplane, was picked up by my stepmother and drove out of the airport. I was greeted at the pay gate to leave by a woman in her thirties with no teeth. Didn't get a picture. :(

BUT, within the hour, we met up with my dad and went to the local bar for a frog leg dinner.

Driving home, we saw these. I missed the first one. It was a hummer loaded down with pot. Paraded through town as a trophy for the big drug bust they'd just had.

The amish.

Bowling Greens, KY. Corvette factory and museum. Pretty cool, lots of pics from here. The one and only '86 vette ever built.

Heaven. Knob Creek Gun Range. Rolex, we need to make a trip next April for the machine gun shoot!!!
WATCH this!

Leaving a dry county. The other side of the sign said "Last Chance"

08-16-07, 02:28 AM
This is what the countryside throughout that whole area of Kentucky looks like. Beautiful.

My dad's caddy.

We picked this little bugger up somewhere near Jesda. God only knows what the hell it is.

We found Jesda driving along, I believe it was I-80 in his non-cadillac.
Remind you of something?

Lexington, Nebraska. Cool ass military equipment museum. Most of the stuff here was operational. They had something like a hundred and forty vehicles. A 113, a Bradley, an old Patton-era tank, three Hueys, two of these, a couple of 106mm recoiless rifles with the .50 spotter on top...impressive arrangement of stuff. We donated a few 20mm HE and AP shells that we had left over in the truck, along with some cash for the place. Cool. If you're ever driving along I-80 through Nebraska, stop here for an hour. There's a Wendy's, Arbys, BK, McD's, etc, cheap fuel (for Nebraska) and good cold ice tea.

08-16-07, 02:37 AM
By popular request, Kellidahorsegirl. The dog is Booker. I helped name him, after Booker's bourbon.

Cabela's in Sydney, NE. COOL place. They didn't have .22LR Wolf Match Ammo or .50 Beowulf though, the two reasons I stopped.

Unfortunately, the driver told us they were empty. MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm...beer...

Poor bastard just had too much cash laying around. Had to spend it on SOMETHING, right?!


Meet Chris. Four in the morning, the Bonneville Salt Flats bathrooms were closed.

The cargo. I took the twistys between Wyoming and Salt Lake City a little too fast, methinks. Car damned near came off the trailer sideways. We unloaded it, by HAND, repositioned it and reloaded it, by HAND in the parking lot in Utah. Tried to buy a tall can of Pabst Blue Ribbon to help me sleep, but it was three in the morning and apparently the morman's hate me.

Bonneville! I've been here a few times in the daylight too, but never gotten pictures. Cool at night, far far cooler in the daylight!

Jesus god. Can anyone name this thing I found and ate in Reno?!

Arteries were cringing in fear...

08-16-07, 02:44 AM
About five minutes later, just after we crossed into California, a minivan rolled upside on the freeway in front of us. It was leaking fuel and the 92 year old guy seemed coherent and for the most part, uninjured. Lacerations and bruises, but all there in the head and not complaining of anything. We moved him away from the wreck and the leaking fuel, called 911, and I then fought with the operator for about four and a half minutes.

Tell me if I'm wrong, but I think these are pretty goddamned good directions to the scene of an accident. "Hi, there's been a rollover on I-80 Westbound, about five miles over the California border. I don't know what the nearest exit is and I don't see any landmarks or buildings, but we are about one minute past the 'Welcome to California' sign."

Is that hard to understand? I only know of ONE westbound interstate 80 through reno into california, and five miles into california is fairly precise. The operator responded with "I don't know where that is. It's not showing up in my computer. You're going to have to give me better directions than that."

This went back and forth for a while. A CHP officer arrived and I hung up on the operator, but I would think that it was pretty good directions. I told her the condition of the patient, that we had moved him from the vehicle because it was leaking fuel. That he had minor lacerations but was understanding, responding and moving under his own power. She told me that it probably wasn't fuel and not to worry about it and to leave him be. She told me that my directions didn't help her at all and she was uncaring about the condition of the patient. I could be wrong, but I was VERY dissatisfied with her ability to run a dispatch. Anyways, the guy ended up fine, as far as I know. We stretchered him to the ambulance but he could walk and move fine. He was 92, an army air corp lt. colonel, and he had been shot down twice over Europe flying B-17's!!! He was far more worried about the memorabilia which was in his car than his own condition..Tough old guy he was.

After that, we made it home fine, unloaded a bunch of crap and I went home, showered and passed out for about four hours until dinner time. :)

All in all, a good trip.

08-16-07, 06:29 AM
yhalo thar kelli :cool:

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08-16-07, 09:43 AM
Spyder if you drove through Des Moines without visiting me there will be hell to pay!

Nice pics though brother! Kentucky looks gorgeous!

Jonas McFeely
08-16-07, 02:09 PM
Bad ass pics. :highfive:

08-16-07, 03:23 PM
Great pics James. That Knob Creek MG shoot sounds like a worthwhile road trip to me. :thumbsup::alchi:

08-16-07, 04:24 PM
Man, all of that military equipment is making me envious...grr!

08-16-07, 05:35 PM
Im sure it was a mistake, but the skip year for the Corvette was 1983, not '86. I say im sure it was a mistake because you can clearly see "1983" plastered all over that car. The wheels never made production.

08-16-07, 07:23 PM
Ha, yea...did it from memory... :D

08-16-07, 07:27 PM
Actually, had it not been for that 1983 plate, I half believed it *was* 86. Woulda just skipped right on over it lol.

08-16-07, 07:31 PM
Sweet pics there Spyder! Nice to see someone else enjoys making these threads as much as I do!

08-27-07, 10:36 PM
Ugh, thanks for putting up a GOOD picture of me :) At least Booker looks good HAHAHHAHAHAHA And fyi, Nebraska gas is the 3rd most expensive in the nation.

08-28-07, 01:47 AM
Dont judge me! I love my Focus~

08-28-07, 02:00 AM
Ahhh crap, we laughed SO hard when I realized that damned car looked like a teletubby. The guy was NOT happy when we told him that on the freeway either.

08-28-07, 02:34 AM
Actually, in 1986 there were 27794 Coupes and 7315 Convertibles bringing the total to 35109. However, 1983 seen 6 total Corvettes. Five of which were destroyed and one was donated to the NCM. *Your local Corvette historian out*