Well, what do you do when there is a Motorcycle Show in Seattle and you missed the One in Vancouver ? You get up early and head for the Border (USA & Cdn Border Crossing at Pacific Highway)
Lucky thing we are Nexus registered and can bypass most of the lineup
Soon enough it is time for our first stop at the Skagit Valley Mall
where it was the Grand Opening weekend of the Hobby Lobby. We don't have any Hobby Lobbys around here but we do have Michael's .
They have lots of knick knacks and dust catchers here and I managed to find some car parts
and the highly coveted PIG POPPER
It wasn't long before I found the motorcycle section
and the camera department. I love old bellows cameras
too bad this was only a prop. It it were a realy one I would have been tempted to buy it.
After a couple of more hours on the highway heading south we ended up at one of our destinations for the day . . . Auburn, WA
Auburn is just a bit South and East of Seattle where we were planning to have lunch
There were several other Corvette Clubs there. They came from Spokane, WA, Portland, OR, the Tri-Cities , Shelton, Anacortes, Bellingham and the Marque Club of Seattle. This was a lunch hosted by Corvettes of Auburn . We were starving by the time we arrived at 12:30pm as we hadn't had breakfast yet and my stomach was hurting
This is a restoration shop and they moved their cars out and set up tables under the hoists
They have several cars under reconstruction
I met several people we hadn't see for many years. I used to be the US liason between our BC clubs and had arranged many meets in the past but have not gone to any of their events for some time.
After lunch and saying our goodbyes we headed to Carnation WA (Used to be known as Tolt)
to visit a place that was discovered by other members of our Corvette club. Looking through their window, this is what you see
I thought it was a car museum but all cars are for sale
Lots of Porches were there, mainly replicas
Notice the MG Bug-Eyed Sprite on the right, behind the Harley. I nearly bought a bug-eyed sprite many years ago for $600. This was before they weren't worth anything. Then I noticed one of my dream cars. This is a replica of a Porsche 550 Spyder
Yes, it's for sale and was the one James Dean was killed in, but his may have been haunted (read here)
This is the 3rd Porsche 550 Spyder I have seen in the past 20 years. They are hard to find but there are currently two for sale on eBay right now. I can't help but to admire the sensuous curves (but I quickly snap out of my trans)
Yes, there are bikes there too and all are for sale. I had to rub my eyes and do a double take when I noticed this SC Yenko Camaro
AW, it was only a replica
more bikes, nothing special, just used old stuff needing a lot of TLC
The Porsche 356 Speedster (Bathtub) was formerly my dream car
I used to have a collector car but now I prefer something more modern and reliable but it doesn't hurt to look & touch
It starts to rain and time for us to head home back to Canada where we have a decadent meal
Tender prime rib on a bed of mashed potatoes, vegetables and yorkshire pudding topped with carmelized shredded onions. I can tell you that this melted in your mouth and was delicious. I could have eaten two portions. Tonight was not the time to be keeping track of your waistline and I still had one unused notch on my belt . . . and then the dessert came . . .
some kind of toffee sauce but this just melted in your mouth. Very light and tastly, with ice cream of course. My mind kept thinking that I could diet tomorrow . . . and I washed all of this down with Cola.
Sunday while out and about I saw some of my scooter friends
I've been AWOL as I don't do Facebook so I never know when they meet, nor where they go. Nor do I ride on Sundays so I have just given up on the local scene.
It's nearly Spring here with our warmer temperatures. Many of these riders ride year round