The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bob K, May 27, 2014.
always enjoy your trip tales. thanks
Thanks for the pics. My wife and I got engaged at Nepenthe. I'm sure you can see why.
I always like reading your trip stories. Will you be in KY next weekend for the HRR?
Nope, will be in L A for the Roadster Show and then to BTT50'S in Minneapolis .
Bob - Thanks for posting up the pics of the NHRP run. It was good visting with you, even though it was ever so brief. See you at the roadster show.
I guess this is why they call it the Golden State, the color didn't show up too well here but it is a real golden color.
There was some kind of a triathlon going on along the PCH
The Golden Gate Bridge
Gotta have a little drink at the end of a hard day driving the 52
Way Off Topic but I have never seen a Tesla before.
Great Scenery along the PCH
Neat Mural on a building across the street from our hotel in Eureka Ca.
Lots of early morning fog
Look what showed up.
Here are some from the Redwood Grove
Young Elk resting in a meadow.
Young Bulls grazing, there a lots of Elk Herds along the PCH, I always thought that elk were mountain animals, oh well, live and learn.
That's 15 and all I can post on one post.
To be continued.
Nicest Bull we saw.
Those damn redwoods are Huge
Welcome to Klamath
The Golden Bear in the Golden State
Big enough to Drive Through
A little history lesson for the evening
I thought that Paul was a Midwest thing.
I just love murals
The Smith Grove outside of Crescent City California.
Good use for an old boat too bad it was closed.
The wind was blowing at about 100 mph all along the Oregon coast
To be continued
Lots of these off shore rocks
Neat old concrete bridge
I love the way the constant wind shapes these trees
The wind was really blowing
While I was in the neighborhood I bought me a wayside
The were building a new bridge over Shasta Lake and the was an disabled RV blocking the single southbound lane, we were sitting on the old bridge for 45 minutes while they removed it. So I took some pictures.
The scaffolding getting a load of rebar
You can see how low the water level is in this drought
That's all for tonite, we are in Red Bluff CA and gonna pay a visit to Weedeter tomorrow and see our old buddy Dale Caufield
Wow, great trip report, thanks.
Mind me asking, what went wrong with the trans? Or, did it just have a million miles on it? I want to install one in my '40, so I am keen to know what to look for in those 200's.
I love reading about you're adventures Bob! Wish you and the ol' lady some more safe travels!
Thanks for the Pictures,I can't wait to see more of your country!!
awesome write up & love the pics!!
Very cool well documented trip again!! Jealous. You give inspiration to the rest of us to plan something like this in our futures. Thanks for sharing your journey!!!
Thank you for sharing your adventure, the scenery is spectacular. HRP
Bob, it's great that you finally learned how to use that Kodak Brownie! Thanks for your efforts.
Man I want to go out there some day!!.....Thank you
Thanks for taking the time & effort to share your photos. It's a real pleasure to see your trips.
I just found this thread, new job and house stuff has me busy! Thanks for the ride along, enjoy the pictures!
Bob I always enjoy a good road trip.
Thanks for the ride along.
Yesterday I started out the day with a visit to Weedetr in beautiful downtown Red Bluff Ca.
The familiar 40 Sedan Delivery is still ready to go on a moments notice
I love the hood on this 5 window
Sign from the original when Dale and his Dad had it.
Our Smiling host, Mr. Dale Caulfield.
We left Red Bluff and headed east to Grass Valley and then took Cal 49 and ended up in Truckee.
Took some pictures at the bridge over the Yuba river.
That water even looks cold
A Bathing Beauty
Thousands of Swallows nesting under the Bridge
To be continued
An abandoned building on CA 49
This road has lots of curves and hills, just beautiful
About 2 weeks ago I received a friend request on Facebook that completely blew me away. It was from a guy that I was in Marine Corps Boot Camp at San Diego. I have kinda looked for him over the years but always around L A as his folks lived in La Puente. Never got any results. But here comes this friend request. So anyway he now lives in Roseville Ca. We changed our schedule to spend the night in Roseville and went to dinner with he and his wife, it was a great meeting and now we will keep in touch. I hadn't seen him in 57 years.
So on the way back from dinner my power steering took a shit. I put a post up on my breakdown on the board and got on the phone and computer. I found this shop'
A customers roadster
Another customers car.
The guilty party, can't understand how it could go bad with only 88k on it.
We are spending the night in Porterville CA, a neat little and one or our favorite steakhouse's THE OAKPIT.
A statue of some dude, prolly Mr. Porter.
Tomorrow we gonna do some wine country and then head for L A.
To be continued
Wow! What a great trip, thanks for all the great photography. Bob
Another nice trip Bob. How many miles on the Odometer?
As of hitting L A last night it is 190,974. Should hit 200k this year with no problem. That will be 200k in 10 summers. That should be some kind of a record.
Thanks for the ride along.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking us along on your ride!
Thanks for taking us along on another trip, but could you pull over at the next rest area, I gotta pee!
See you at Pomona.
Driving west on Hwy 46 towards Paso Robles we came across this, lots of sports cars entering the facility. We passed on that and kept on going.
Don't know what these flowers are but they kinda look like the oleanders that they plant next to the freeways to absorb the carbon dioxide.
They come is several colors
Vineyard with hills in the background, lots of them close to Paso Robles.
This is the intersection of Hwy 46 & 41 where James Dean crashed and was killed.
The memorial just up the road from the intersection
Still smiling after 5k on this trip
At an outdoor Café off of the park square in Paso Robles, really crowded on a Sunday afternoon.
Filling our faces as usual
Paso Robles park without the cars
I have never seen so many working oil rigs in one small area before, they are barely 50 feet apart and there must be a thousand of them on Hwy 46 near Lost Hills CA.
We are now in San Dimas and will do some shop tours and get the new driveshaft installed, more pics to follow.
You're my hero dad. What did I miss about the driveshaft? Did you realize that abandon building you took a picture of on Ca. 49 is one we also stopped at in 05?
I should say so...That's damn impressive. You should change your sig to BBIRONBUTTK
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