Sunday, June 16, 2013

Dayton, WA.-All Wheels Weekend part 1

 I was interested in things beyond the awesome chrome and shiny cars (some were dirty!). I liked how the Cooper above (the Mouse that Roars) had tires I could easily change and then this giant jeep had tires which were incredibly tall!
I also loved all the fun things you find on people's rigs. I don't rightly know what the car with the great airplane hood ornament was, but I loved it and the REO Speedwagon was a super cool rig! 

 Of course, we saw very few (2 in fact) Mercuries, but no car show would be complete without a DeLorean.  Minus the flux capacitor......

 And a car from another movie! OK, not exactly, but it reminded me a little bit of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
An advertisement on one of the cars we saw. It fit a GREAT many of them! I'll post just cars later-

Dayton, WA- All Wheels Weekend Part 2

All Wheels Weekend Saturday ended with a demo derby. Being a fan of the Tillamook County Fair derby, we were a bit skeptical. But, we were pleasantly surprised. For $10 a head we got a super impressive 3 and half hour show! They did a lot of heat races, which sounded boring since the track wasn't very large. However, they were anything BUT~The cars were raced over and over and over and they basically took each other out if they could. The Dayton Fire Fighters and EMTs took to the track several times. No one was hurt, but it made for a great show. 

 These two photos here are favorites-most of the cars that tipped were just tipped back over on their wheels and then they drove off. As the announcer said, the drivers had 'their bell rung.' I'm sure some are pretty sore today, but hopefully a few have some extra cash!
 Jon took videos, which were loud and dusty. I'd love to post one..I'll have to figure out how to do that. The demo derby consisted of three derbies. A small car one (which the cars above may have crashed in--I sort of lost track!), a truck derby (an old Ford, a middle aged Chevy, and a Dodge. The Dodge was hammered, but won..only cuz the Ford was pushed onto the cement guard and couldn't get off of it..and he lost a wheel! It was noted as the Ford drove off, put a new tire on that baby, punch out the door, and she'll run again! The Dodge..probably not!). , and then a regular car derby. I believe the green car above won that. The red and yellow car came VERY close, though!  As you can see fans were of all ages~And you can also tell it was HOT!!!!!!

Friday, June 07, 2013

Early June on the Mtn Ranch

Jonathan and Steve have been doing fences the last few days. However, Jon went up alone one day with the camera and took some amazing pictures. I chose a few of the over 100 to share!
 I love all the flowers blooming up on the mountain during the spring. Yes, it is still spring up on the ranch. The fence of wild roses is rather stunning.

  Deer playing peek-a-boo!

Things you find in the pond-A GREEN dragonfly, a snail floating on the ceiling of the water, and polliwogs! 

This snail Jon took several photos of-finally, he saw it tilt and realised it was a snail underwater with it's foot on the bottom of the surface of the water~which is really strange. 

 At this time of the year, the pond is green and not full of pond weed, the cows have not torn up the edge of the pond, and everything is peaceful. I only hope the killdeer nest hatches out its babies (it was near the pond!).
 As Jon drove home, he captured the ranch in his mirror and camera (my camera). I think this is one of my favorite photos,.