I took another drive today to recheck times and distances. Here are a few sights along the way.
I encountered this wildlife crossing the road.
Goldenrod and other fall flowers are blooming.
Checking the mail.
A handy scratching post.
On a wall in Ponca City.
Another Ponca City mural.
Pelicans, Arkansas River.
A remarkable bird is the pelican...
Looks like a great tour Steve, hope you and those participating have some good weather, and a great time.
Steve, can you repost motel information and the planed route for the three days. Thanks Jerry
Yes Steve, re-post info. If maybe I could make it, will you allow model A's?
You bet. Here's the original announcement: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/464837.html?1406772423
Correction: The motel's current name is Quality Inn.
Tyrone, I won't tell anybody.
Well crud, the 4th is annual family weenie roust.
Roast. Weenie Roast.
Steve - I'd love to go on this tour or any tour in Kansas for that matter as I've never been on one there yet. Unfortunately, we'll be headed for Hershey then. Sorry, but we paid for our reservations at the Hershey Campgrounds already and have lots planned there, so we're committed to that.
Another time, with no conflicts, and I'll be there!
I hope the weather is good for your tour and that everyone has a save and enjoyable time.
I'm certainly looking forward to being there.
Here's the Timber Creek Bridge a couple of weeks ago.
If you look closely you can see Ed Emerson standing in the middle of the bridge.
Here's the same view after the property owner and I spent a couple of hours clearing away brush and weeds. It will be a good spot for car pictures.
Just wondering how it's going and if anyone that's there might see this and give us a quick report. We had beautiful weather here today, and I suspect the same there.
Missing you guys, pic to follow
Steve, How I wish I could join that tour. My mother was from McPherson (Canton) and I still have a bunch of relatives in Canton and surrounding areas. My Fordor took first place in a Canton (fair) parade several years ago. Have fun!!
I don;t have time for a full report, but here and a few pictures. A few glitches, but no major disasters. Friday morning was cold and super windy, not much fun in an open car. During the day it warmed up into the sixties
I discovered a couple of things I'll do differently if I do any more tour planning.
love all that stone work. there is a part of KS, central i think, where every farm building and even the fence post are made of limestone. been thru it many times, near you steve?
There are some stone farm buildings and fence posts here, but a lot more farther north and west. Northwest Kansas is called stone post country. There are extensive layers of limestone just thick enough to be broken off for posts.
Thanks for the pictures. Wish I could be there. Hope is going well and you have great tour
I wish we could be there, but our plans call for a couple of weeks in Kansas, next year. We can adjust the dates if we have to, to be there next year. Keep us in mind, and have a great time on the road again, this year
Just got back a few minutes ago. It turned out pretty well for a first effort, and I learned some things to do a little differently next time. No pictures now because: 1 I'm pressed for time; 2 My digital camera went haywire and I'm shooting film now. Maybe I can post more of a report after Hershey.
Glad it went well! Too bad you just missed having your roadster ready to tour, but in a week it will be done and you can drive it this fall.
BTW, I never heard what the issue was with your touring car after the band replacement, did you open the transmission access door and take a look?
Neat little Model 10 Buick. Did he drive it on the tour?
Nope, it was just one of the cars in the private collection we visited in Ponca City.
Mark, the touring awaits an engine makeover. It's pretty tired. Struggles up the hills where it used to cruise.