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Title: Interesting weekend.
Post by: Cole on May 08, 2006, 09:58:59 AM
An uncle of mine passed away last week and I had to drive to Iowa for the funeral Friday.  Twelve hours each way. Since the small town of 500  is 4 hours from any highway it takes 10 hours just to fly there, and rent a car for the rest of the drive.

Drove there Friday, Drove back Saturday after the funeral. There was so much driving we made the dogs drive part of it.

(http://www.t-mobilepictures.com/photos/photo08/62/f0/d391e27ed68f.jpg)

This picture was taken at one of the rest stops.


Then Sunday I got up and took my "Trail Clean Up" project truck up to Left Hand Canyon for a trail clean up. We took an entire roll off dumpster of trash out of the shooting area. Why can't these people understand.

 (http://www.t-mobilepictures.com/photos/photo01/5b/6b/2c842e05e238.jpg)


On the way home from the trail clean up some "Yahoo" :wink: in a black GTI kept getting in my way on the highway. ;-)  Not totally sure the driver (a member of this board)  realized it was me.

Here is a picture of the beautiful trail clean up truck.

(http://www.t-mobilepictures.com/photos/photo07/bb/1a/556f543c5136.jpg)

I want a rematch! I had one spark plug wire burned through and only 2 barrels of the carb working. I think when I am done restoring this truck the 454 can take you;-) :wink:
Title: Re: Interesting weekend.
Post by: 34k on May 08, 2006, 10:43:49 AM
LOL, i totally thought that was you, but i couldn't believe that was your truck!

I was just coming back from Estes Park where I picked up a set of Recaros for... something or other I'm working on.
Title: Re: Interesting weekend.
Post by: Cole on May 08, 2006, 10:53:37 AM
Obviously a work in progress :D
Title: Re: Interesting weekend.
Post by: 34k on May 08, 2006, 11:05:53 AM
My new whip is a WIP, that's fer damn sure. 8)

That's some good stuff with the trail clean up. I couldn't agree with you more about some people just not getting it. I get mad enough watching people chuck crap out of their cars downtown, but when you are out hiking, camping or whatever drives you into the wild and people do it... *GRRRR* I friggin HATE that...
Title: Re: Interesting weekend.
Post by: ianacole on May 08, 2006, 11:10:29 AM
People, generally speaking (I know there are exceptions) just don't think beyond themselves any more.  I see that in the photos above, driving, credit card (and identity) theft, stealing in general, etc.  Makes me wonder what our world is coming to.
Title: Re: Interesting weekend.
Post by: gragravar on May 08, 2006, 11:11:50 AM
hey Cole, nice work on the trail.

sorry to hear about your uncle.  where specifically?  my wife has relatives in a town just like you describe.
Title: Re: Interesting weekend.
Post by: s4josh on May 08, 2006, 11:55:13 AM
Quote from: "Cole";p="46284"

On the way home from the trail clean up some "Yahoo" :wink: in a black GTI kept getting in my way on the highway. ;-)  Not totally sure the driver (a member of this board)  realized it was me.


Well it wasn't me!  My black MkV GTi was in the garge all day sunday while I cleaned and waxed the Passat (I did my part for the envirment  :roll:)
Title: Re: Interesting weekend.
Post by: Spicoli on May 08, 2006, 11:56:48 AM
best looking vehicle in those photos.  It is sad how few people seem to take ownership of their messes/problems.
Title: Re: Interesting weekend.
Post by: Cole on May 08, 2006, 01:06:26 PM
Whittemore, Iowa north central part of the state.
Title: Re: Interesting weekend.
Post by: gragravar on May 08, 2006, 01:19:42 PM
Quote from: "Cole";p="46309"
Whittemore, Iowa north central part of the state.


ahh, wife's relatives are all in the far SE corner of the state.  Must be a lot of towns like that though.
Title: Re: Interesting weekend.
Post by: Cole on May 08, 2006, 01:22:56 PM
We drove through about 25 small towns. EVERY one of them had a truck like mine 8O
Title: Re: Interesting weekend.
Post by: TurboDub on May 08, 2006, 07:56:54 PM
Looks like time VERY well spent.

Sorry about your uncle.

Al