The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bob K, May 17, 2012.
Always love following your adventures, Bob!
I love the story about Camp David
Nice to meet you!
Hey ! That's my car in the background, and we weren't even there this year.
Roadside America says you can't miss the Easter Island Tiki's at the Tiki lounge. So of course we had to go, BTW the Marguaritas at the Tiki Bar are Delicious.
So here is the Easter Island Tiki, can you believe we drove there?
A picture of the board showing the statue that has now gone missing.
A memorial to the 3,000 plus confederated soldiers that died in captivity in a pow camp on Lookout point MD.
I hope these guy's weren't looking for some of those soldiers.
This one is for Ben D
It was closed on Monday, they must have not know we were going to be there.
We had to get a bit of history in the trip today.
Well yesterday we were in the south pacific, today we went to Eastern Europe.
We have only put 300 miles on the car in the last 2 days, we are stopping to see something all of the time. Most of it is not too HAMB worthy. Tonite we are in Gloucester Virginia. We don't have to be in Myrtle Beach until Friday afternoon. That leaves us 3 1/2 days to travel 300 miles. Lots of time to visit the worlds largest ball of time.
You alway's make me smile , great thread.
"closed on Monday's"
Yup we met those signs quite a bit on our roadtrips
I'll have to remember that place for the next time I'm in Mryland!
Great seeing you guys at the showdown. Thanks for being my audience and cheering section at the gate. Scott
First stop on Tuesday morning was the Great Dismal Swamp in southern Virginia, we took the road tour and saw a bunch of critters including a water moccasin ( I think) and some deer and Egrets.
A Beautiful and very fragrant field of Lavander, there were many of these on the route, (hwy 32)
An old service station
On the ferry from Hateras to Ocracoke island
The other boats passing in the straits
Miss Maggie at the Pony Island Restaurant
Local beer was super.
Today is Rainy and Dreary and we have another ferry ride ahead of us ( 41/2 hours) to the coastal region of NC and on to Myrtle Beach.
It was great to see you again! Have a great trip and enjoy Myrtle Beach, you picked a great week to go!.
Water mocassin - is that something you wear on your feet in the rain??
Ps: Plse tell Maggie to check the 'Junk' folder for her email. I sent her an email and it prolly ended up there ;-)
good to seee you. safe travels for you and Maggie
Nice shots Bob, what a perfect cruiser to see the sights in.
Thank you for sharing your adventure.
Started the day with a ferry ride from Ocracoke island to Cedar island NC. It was a dreary morning but improved rapidly.
Maggie using here newly striped by Hot Rod Jen laptop. This was a first class ferry boat, nice lounge, very clean. It was about a 4 hour trip and saved 5 hours of driving and it only cost 15.00 for the car and both of us.
The other ferry on it's way back to Ocracoke.
Welcome to the Crystal Coast.
Time for a little lunch
This sign reminded us of Wisconsin
Had dinner on the beach last night, we are gonna stay here another day, we are in Topsail Beach NC. It's on a 26 mile long island near the Marine Corps Base at Camp LeJune NC.
Here is a picture of the pier from our room last night.
We are gonna explore the island. More Later.
Bob.....loved seeing your pics in the Outer Banks......me and my family have vacationed on Hatteras Island for many, many years.......been to Ocracoke at least a hundred times.......isn't it wonderful down there?
Glad to have seen you at the Showdown....soory that we didn't have more time to jawbone.........and nice that you got some Hot Rod Jen pinstriping too! The girl does beautiful work......
Bon Voyage and stay safe out there.......more pics!!
I was fresh from Florida, give me a break!
Thanks to Bob and Maggie and Vickie and Ken for the blankets, I'm pretty sure I would have frozen to death if not.
Safe travels Bob, keep the pics coming!
Nice to see you last saturday, Bob.... if only for a short few minutes!
Thanks for posting all the photos!
Oh hey Bob...correction for you...the taillights in that Olds race car a few pics back were from a '56...and the chrome trim on the side sez it's a '56...NOT a '57 as you stated.
Cool trip report BTW...one of these days I'm going to have to take a vacation with you...I love to go exploring with no real goal to get anyplace in a hurry...
Thanx for the pix...
Always a pleasure hanging out with you POP. Just remember you voted "him". Happy travels
Ha, ha,,,,,get in line,,,,,Ken and I are thinking the same thing.
Keep the pics coming Bob,,,,I look a couple times a day to see what you have added.
Great stuff, thanks.
Not too much exciting today, mostly laying around on the beach. But we did have a near death experience.
A giant shark tried to swallow us and then he went after the car.
Tomorrow we head to Mrytle Beach.
Hey Ken, that'd be cool, two Cadillacs in a line and then BobK leading...when do we go...???
OK big Talkers here ya go.
We are taking off from St. Ignace Michigan on October 1st for a 4500 mile round trip on US 2, the northern most US highway to Everett Washington.
Lets see some action here , talk is cheap. Ha Ha Ha Ha.
The whole trip should take about 4 weeks.
Whoa Bob...four weeks (or so)...??? I said "vacation," not retiring on the road... Can't do four weeks, about two is my monetary limit, especially in my Cadillac.
If I leave from here, I could meet you in Minot, ND...and go the rest of the way with you...October is good for me...nothing going on here.
What's the occasion, what's in Everett, the final destination...??? I've been in that area a couple of times...ended up in Bellingham and then across the border to Hope, BC, where they filmed the Satallone "Rambo" movies...but have never run Highway 2 that far north.
Shoot me an itinerary...if you've got one...
Before leaving Topsail Island we need to get a picture of the bar that is an old single wide house trailer that has been added onto. I wonder if this is where the Phrase " Ya never know what you will get when you drag a 20 dollar bill through a trailer park" came from.
Then this Giant Alligator tried to eat the chebby, I think he was related to the Shark.
We finally arrived at out destination, the Hilton at Myrtle Beach where we were joined by Jeff J and his wife Tad. We are here because we agreed to listen to a time share proposal tomorrow morning so our stay is free and we also get a 200.00 gift cert good at any Hilton property.
We are real good at saying NO to these proposals. They always try to sell us on the golf, tennis, swimming and night clubbing, as we don't do any of those things they generally give up and let us go early. So it's a free vacation just for listening for a couple of hours.
It's a real nice property right on the beach.
Tomorrow we see what kind of trouble we can get into. It is Bike Fest Week here.
Enjoying the vicarious thrills of your escapades Bob. Welcome to the Carolinas. Gotta try Tiki Golf if y'all like putt-putt. Pretty cool.
My gr-gr-grandfather spent from Oct 1864 to April 1865 as a Confederate prisoner (20th SCV) at Point Lookout. Lucky for me, he survived.
Hopefully Bob K and Maggie did not get into too much trouble,,,,we have not heard from them in a while .
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