Well it just doesn't get more exciting than this.
Yesterday evening we were just hanging out here at the hotel room in Clarkston when I hear a ton of loud vehicles pull in. I look out and see some beautiful classic cars had just pulled in. First a perfect looking Chevelle, then some pretty gray and black chargers, then some dusters (I think), then in pulls a beautiful orange dodge charger. Normally I'm a Chevy gal, but I was wowed, it looked just like the General Lee from the Dukes of hazard, only without any decals, just a plain but beautifully shiny orange. I was thinking wow - I'm at the cheapest motel in town, what are all these cars doing here?? They were all cars I could do my hair & make-up in front of in the morning - I can see my reflection perfectly in each paint job. As if they were brand new. Of course I had to grab my camera, and when I came back out, you'll never believe who showed up...
None other than the General himself.
The General Lee is staying at the motel 6 with us. And no it's not a fake, it's the real thing, from the real TV show.
I am just Giddy!
I grew up watching the Dukes of Hazard. I think I was around 5 or 6 years old when I fell in love with that car and Bo Duke. Never would I have thought I would get to have a 2 night sleep over with the General Lee! The 6 year old in me is just dying to go out into the parking lot tonight and hug that car and tell it how cool it is. Too bad the owners of all of those cars frown on people touching them, lol.
So anyway, maybe I should get back to being an adult...
I got to talking with a couple of these folks and found out there was a car show today. The kids and I went downtown and walked around and saw some of the neatest cars.
Don't they just look yummy all lined up in a row like that?
And as we're walking around I actually HEAR the General Lee's horn from a block away, it was like a wonderful version of the pied piper calling all of its fans to come pay it a visit. Just the sound of that horn had about a dozen strangers in the crowd instantly smiling, turning our steps to it's call. It was just so neat and funny all at the same time.
Matching Chevy Camaro's about 40 years apart in age.
And here's another favorite. This is almost identical to the car my grampa owned when I was a little girl. Anytime we flew down to Indiana and visited my grandparents, they would loan us their Pontiac. It was the same color and everything, only theirs didn't shine like this one does.
Anyway I better get to bed. We plan on getting up and visiting the Lewiston Church of Christ in the morning, I'm really looking forward to going.