It took us about 3 hours or so to reach the Independence, MO area of Kansas City and had arranged to pick up some 1930's Chevy fenders that member 34Toddster (Steve) had sold to a member in Wisconsin named II Funny (Kip). We often help each other with what we call a HAMB relay to move parts around the country for free and Steve had left the fenders with another mutual friend and HAMB member Airstream Dan and we met him and his lovely wife Sharyl at the Cracker Barrel restaurant late that night to get them. My daughter Kristina lives near there too and met us as well. So after some coffee and dessert we said goodbye to them and began our long journey north. Before we left Sharyl gave me a bag of homemade brittle candy she had just made that night and had used cashews instead of peanuts and it was good stuff.
Our next stop was in the Davenport, Iowa area at the Machine Shed for breakfast and we were the first ones there when the door was opened at 6 am that morning.
The food was great and so was the hot coffee on this very cold morning and then we continued on a east and north direction. Not too long afterward we arrived in the pleasant town of Dixon, IL and stopped to visit the boyhood home of President Ronald Reagan and took some outside photos as it was too early for it to be open yet that Saturday morning.
And before we left, I posed for this photo with his statue...I call it "The Gipper and Me."
|His brother and some of their buddies were there too on this Saturday morning.|
Shown in this photo are Hamb members II Funny, 1bad32sedan, stroked stang 331, and 91 whitestang.
And after we loaded my new engine he took us up to the nearby junkyard owned by his friends where we looked at the 250 old cars on foot and it was getting cold....
Arriving back home at the Flats, it was time for pie and coffee with Mrs. PF while Jon left for his 4 hour drive time back to Tulsa.
That about wraps up our weekend adventure and thank you for riding along...