TOUR AMERICA, 2019: YUMA, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

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Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Places We Have Called Home In 2019

Home Is Where We Park It:   Rancho Rialto RV Resort, Yuma

January 5, 2020

Temperature 70 Degrees

Cloud Museum – Finishing Up

I never get tired of the beautiful blue sky that seems to be the norm in these parts.  As I look around today the sun is shining bright, there is not one cloud in the sky and the sky is a bright, shimmering blue.  Sweet.

Let’s go back to

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The Cloud Museum and finish our tour of this delightful place.  There is just something so neat about this place.  Like others I find all the older vehicles – original, restored, and unrestored – beautiful in their own way.  They also speak to me of a simpler time when with just a few tools you could fix almost anything.  I also see in them the march of technology.  No computer to worry about nor power this or that.  They were basic transportation.  Not that I would want to have one today for my daily driver.  Just saying when I look at them I’m just amazed at how far we have come.  And I marvel at the minds of those great individuals who have brought us this far.

Let’s get started.  Let me share with you some of the pictures I took.  No way, unfortunately, I can  include them all.

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This is a 1924 Ford C Cab truck.

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This is a 1927 Ford Stake Bed truck.

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This is a 1924 Ford Model T Runabout Roaster Pickup.  

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This is 1927 Ford 4 Door Sedan

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Simplicity itself.  Steering wheel, gear shift on the floor, gas – brake – clutch and an emergency brake.

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This was Johnny’s Dad’s truck, a 1927 Ford closed cab truck with a stake body bed.

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Did you know that Chevy produced a Model T Truck? 

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The 1922 Chevrolet Truck was built from the 490 passenger car chassis. It came with a three-speed selective gear transmission and a four-cylinder overhead-valve engine.

Moving over to Building Two

Cars, cars and more cars up and down each side.

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This was a favorite of mine.  The woodwork, the style, I really liked it.

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Imagine a nice day, sun shinning, and the top down.  Wow!

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This little touch caught my eye.  Someone’s way of making the car their own.

What is it?

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There are two cars that Johnny keeps licensed and insured and takes out on occassion.

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My son being a Sheriffs deputy I just had to snap a picture of this.

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There were more than cars and trucks, for instance

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If you ever attended a Shriner’s Parade you would recognize the above.

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A parade like this that we cane upon in Lubec, Maine.

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Miniature trucks and cars of all sorts are part of their parades.

Then there were what I would call garage parts.  For instance, IMG_2693

Want to guess what this is?

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How about this?

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Give Up?

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There were cases and cases of all kinds of spare parts.

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Need a carburetor?

There were also

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Of course a Museum about cars and trucks had to have a display of

Just four, there were many more all over the yard.

And we’ll end with this.  In Memory of my Dad who loved Fire Engines and always wanted one of his own.  I wish I could have bought one for him.

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A 1947 Chevy Fire Engine.

Now we’re going to say goodbye to

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Johnny and his

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poor man’s museum.  We really had to dig to found this Museum but are so glad we did.  The Museum is fantastic and getting to spend time with the man himself was priceless.  If you ever find yourself in Yuma take a day and go visit Johnny.  You will not regret spending a day there.

Another day on The Road of Retirement has come to a close.  We just kicked back, Barbara read a book and I watched footballs play off’s and wrote this blog.  That’s about it for us.  It was another beautiful day from beginning to end.  Sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure this wonderful life we live together hand in hand is real.  Thank you Lord for this life and each day you have given us.

Thanks for being a part of our day.  We’re glad you could come along.  Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question.  Catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before

See you on down the road!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “TOUR AMERICA, 2019: YUMA, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

  1. Great blog again. I had a difficult time picking my favorite. I think the 1924 Runabout Roadster Pickup won. I think!?!? The weather looks perfect. Turning colder here this week, but prediction is for 60+ by the end of the week. Thanks again for your blog.

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