Thursday 30 July 2015: Yoga, then shop, then dance

Katie with a gift...
Katie with a gift…

Katie came over, and we did great yoga!

We had lunch at Red Robin, and shopped at Heinen’s.

I had a dance lesson with Julie: swing, mambo, and foxtrot.

competing - April 2013
competing – April 2013

Wednesday 29 July 2015: exercise; politics; and British cars

brits
British cars

I trained legs and shoulders at the gym, and then was off to our weekly Dem lunch.

I installed a new battery in Mini, and in the evening, we had a great Loco Brits meeting.

Mini's new battery
Mini’s new battery

A feature of our meetings is an auction

picture in picture
picture in picture

I bought it for garage art

 

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Sunday 26 July 2015: Euro car show!

italian, and proud of it!
italian, and proud of it!
Mini's
Mini’s – Chuck Linick’s and ours.

I arose early, and took care of a few details: vacuming; windows; and documentation, then left for the 4th Annual Cleveland Euro Car Cruise-In, in Olmsted Falls.

The were many cars here, including British, Italian, and German.

I shared the event with Chuck Linick.  It was at a German Club, and we ate inside.

Trans - Pantera
Trans – Pantera
ground clearence?
ground clearance?
entry level Audi
entry level Audi
non European
non European
American muscle in English chassis
American muscle in English chassis
a 1963 type I VolksWagen
a 1963 type I VolksWagen
I let people sit in the Mini!
I let people sit in the Mini!

Prizes are raffled off: I won a few small ones:

Raffle Center
Raffle Center

This event benefits vets.

Back home, we had pizza brought in, and then rode our bikes for 19 minutes, before watching Poldar, so Sharon can keep up on history!

Saturday 25 July: Mini goes to a party

I did some work on Mini – switching out the large clamps for original types.

new clamps
new clamps

We then drove to a party at Allen and Sarah’s house, to celebrate their new back yard.  (Allen helped me with a stubborn clamp!)

party on
party on

Bill, Valerie, and Violet arrived

bill and violet
bill and violet
family
family
Becky and Valerie
Becky and Valerie

In the evening, Valerie and Bill went back for phase two.  We stayed home, and I washed Mini.

mini after a bath
mini
after a bath

Almost    ready for Euro Car day!

Thursday 23 July 2015: a trip in Rhoda thru the flatlands of the ‘midwest’

Rhoda at an Amish country winery
Rhoda at an Amish country winery

After brunch at Perkins, we drove down SR83 into Holmes county – Ohio Amish country.

In October of 2014 we had driven to upstate New York,, and were thrilled with the scenery.  The roads on this trip – less than two hours from home – were almost as beautiful.  The hills were not as high, and there was less water, but the roads as twisty: a great day to have the hood down.

Holmes County
Holmes County
Over Rhonda's bonnet
Over Rhonda’s bonnet
from our restaurant
from our restaurant
Amish buggy
Amish buggy
scenic overview
scenic overview
here it is
here it is
life in the flatlands
life in the flatlands

(The best scenes were impossible to photograph, as I was at the wheel.)  We made few stops, and ate at an Amish style restaurant.  Averaged 37.1 mpg for the trip down, and 36.2 for the entire trip.