Rich Sobieski heard that the Gilmore Car Museum was a pretty nice place, so he and I decided to do a photo pilgrimage to see what it was all about. WOW! If you appreciate fine motorcars in beautiful surroundings, you owe it to yourself to take a look. It's located on ninety acres of farmland in Hickory Corners, Mi. about 120 miles west of the metro area. The area is georgeous, the farm is fantastic and the cars are out of this world! Absolute classical automotive perfection! For more info, see http://gilmorecarmuseum.org/
What's playing tonight at the '88? Named after the year we started having movie night, 1988. This year, 2015, it'll be twenty-seven years and well over 2000 movies, thousands of bags of popcorn and too many pizzas to count! It started with my brother and I getting together once a week to watch a movie while my better half was bowling on a league. Soon, others joined us and it's evolved into a weekly tradition that continues today. We have as few as two people or as many as ten or eleven. People, equipment and even locations have come and gone but the regulars still show up for a movie, pizza and whatever else we find to eat. Add another movie or two each week for other occasions and get-togethers and it's been a lot of enjoyment for a long time!
We spent the weekend of 8/27/11 in Geneva, NY for Lisa and Ryan's wedding shower. Had a great time meeting Ryan's family. While sightseeing with his dad, Pat, his brother, Patrick and Ryan, we came across a display of John Deere tractors just outside of Penn Yan, NY at a local farm market. Most were beautifully restored and all were very interesting. Frank and Gaylord would have gone crazy! :)
We flew to San Francisco on Friday where we met Ryan's parents (GREAT PEOPLE by the way!) and all visited Alcatraz. That night, Ryan proposed and Lisa accepted. On Saturday we toured the wine country. Sunday, we visited Sausalito, Muir Woods and the Golden Gate bridge. Monday, we all went to breakfast and then flew back home! What a hectic four days. WHEW! We had a great time!!