Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Cardboard Dropoff

Every so often, a "free" city service pops up that turns out to be very handy, and Delta has the cardboard drop off. It turned out to be very handy when we moved here, and again as we do our basement finishing project. Thanks City of Delta, this service is appreciated!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

On The Way to Dropping off Cardboard...

On the way to dropping off cardboard (more on that tomorrow), I could not help but stop & take a picture of the setting sun on this old feed store. Good lighting can make a world of difference on a subject!

Monday, April 28, 2008


Hyphens are a tool often overlooked by graffiti artists, but not in Delta.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Free Coffee

One of the nice things about living in "the sticks", is that people tend to be rather laid back and generous. I fly out of the Grand Junction airport once a month, and one thing I always do is to stop by the one store in the terminal to pickup a free cup of coffee. Does your airport have anyone giving away free coffee? Now I need to find the free lunch......

Between our basement finishing project, and travel to CA, I have been "out of pocket" a bit lately, but I hope to get back to regular posting starting today!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Waiting for lunch, waiting for the train to pass, waiting for the snow to melt off the mesa. A lot of waiting for such a small place! It was however 77 degrees today, the sun was shining, and the top was down. There are worse places to wait!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Too Pooped to Participate

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. We have been finishing a basement for the past few months, and have entered the painting phase. All the sanding and such has left me too pooped to participate! I set down the primer last night, and we are getting close. All the activity around here has also been too much for Abby to watch :)

Friday, April 11, 2008

MJDLWBHDTC for short

My parting shot from the museum comes from looking into the back of a 1930 Model J Duesenberg LWB Hibbard & Darrin Transformable Cabriolet. It is a bit grainy since I was shooting hand held with a high ISO on my small camera, but this shot is fun to zoom in on any way. Take a look!

You will probably see more shots from the museum show up now and again, but that's all for now. I hope you enjoyed your visit to the Gateway Auto Museum, come again!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

East Bound & Down

In the movie Smoky & the Bandit, there is a classic scene between the guy who wants 400 cases of Coors beer moved east very quickly, and "The Bandit" (Burt Reynolds). It goes like this:

"I need a car "
The assistant pulls out a wad of $100's, and peals off bunch.
"A fast car"
He peals off a bunch more
"Faster than that"
Again he peals off a bunch more

In the next scene, the Bandit drives this car out of the truck, into American history, and onto my wish list!

Mr. Hendricks, if you want to donate this to Bill's collection, feel free, but I must warn you, it will end up with more than the current 75 original miles, but hey, the people of Delta, and a few state troopers will get to see it! Perhaps this is not such a good idea........

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

It's all about the driver!

A magnifying glass as a windshield? I guess that would help with reaction times. Warning, objects in windshield are farther than they appear!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Oldsmobile F88

The crown jewel of the museum is this Oldsmobile F88. Now if you are thinking that you have never heard of this car before, there is a good reason. It was a 1954 GM concept car. 4 were built and 2 destroyed by GM when they decided not to take them production. One got out "into the wild", but was destroyed in a fire, and this one rumor has it, was snuck out in crates by the designer. It was bought by Hendricks at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in January of 2005 for 3.2 million dollars. I wonder if he got a warranty....I wonder why GM never asked for it back......I wonder wonder who, oouu who, Who wrote the book of love........Could you consider this a monotone car? Wait, that was 1958.....Sorry, caught myself wandering around my mind again :)

Monday, April 07, 2008

Work of Art

You don't see many cars like this 1929 Packard model 645 Deluxe Eight Roadster on the road these days, and frankly, I think the world is somewhat deprived as a result. I could get into touring around Delta Colorado is this work of art, and I know my girls would love to ride in the rumble seat! Why don't we have rumble seats any more........

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Gateway Auto Museum

Delta sits just to the east of nowhere, and about an hour and a half to the northwest of Delta is the town of Gateway. If you have ever driven there, you will most likely have determined that Gateway is in the middle of nowhere.

Nowhere it turns out, is a very pretty place, and long time readers of DDP may remember a series of pictures I posted in September of 2006 of that area. Well it turns out that there is another gem in Gateway, and that is the Gateway Auto Museum. This Museum holds around 1/3 of the auto collection of John Hendricks, the Founder of the Discovery Channel. It seems that he fell in love with the Gateway area, and has spent a good deal of time and money developing a destination resort in the town. It is well worth the visit.

Yesterday, the men's group at our church made a trip out to the museum, and for the next few days, I am going to show you some of the shots I took. We start with the curious mirror placement of a 1928 Cadillac Series 341 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton.

I hope you enjoy your visit!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

These Boots Were Made For... Planting?

So that would mean the next line of the song is: "So I'll plant right over you". It's got a beat, you can dance to it, I'll give it a 90...... :)

Who says show business is all that difficult!

Friday, April 04, 2008

After Remington

My wife & I went out for breakfast this morning, and I noticed another mural for the first time. This one is unique in that it is done on wood. It is funny, I have walked and drove by many times without noticing it! It is interesting to zoom in and look that this one. Take a look and let me know what jumps out at you.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Be Prepared

If you are not sure that your vehicle can make it to your destination, you can always carry a spare....

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Singer in a Straight Jacket.

Perhaps the most memorable number in the show was this young lady doing a selection of her own choosing, wearing a straight jacket. Of course, there are not many songs that can be sung in a straight jacket, but she picked a good one, Willy Nelson's........Crazy

Well Done DHS Show Choir!