All American Hummer

Hummer is a large mother car. 

Based on military Humvee, so rules the road. 

They should’ve never gotten rid of these. 

Big and rugged like you’d expect in America. 

This one has the red, white, and blue colors to prove it!  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Broken Uber and Stupid Airport

So we are going to the airport early this morning and everything seemed to go wrong.

Because we needed an Uber early, we used the app to reserve one in advance.

I get an email that Uber charged us and the app says the driver is on the way.

However, it doesn’t identify any driver or car. 

It turns out that Uber never reserved any driver and no one was coming to get us and we had a flight to catch.

So much for reservations that go unreserved!

So we cancel the darn Uber and instead try to get a Lyft, but after many minutes trying in vain to locate a driver, we gave up on this as well,

Thank goodness, I could still call a regular cab!

The taxi company says he’ll be there in 10-20 minutes. 

Over 35 minutes later and 3 phones calls and he still hasn’t arrived and it’s getting late for the flight.

Finally, finally, he shows up and says they called up and he came from bed to pick us up. 

Wow, that’s pretty amazing–I was impressed and grateful.

He get us to the airport and we run in and through security.

We head to gate 30 for our flight and the picture shows you what we came up against.

Gate 29 and gate 31 in the corner of the airport, but no freakin gate 30 anywhere in sight!

After a swing around the other corners, we finally found it.

Why gate 30 isn’t after 29 and before 31, I will never understand!

Moreover, why Uber takes reservations in advance for a car, but doesn’t actually arrange a driver is also a complete mystery and a very broken business model.  😉

(Credit Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal)

Kustom Cars

 

What a cool car!


Engine revving and the belts and pistons turning high up in the air.


And the the rest of the car, the body, couldn’t get any lower to the ground (not even John Belushi in The Blues Brothers)


As it was driving, the metal was scraping along the street. 


I wondered how it was that the pieces didn’t actually pull/fall off the car. 


The thing has got to be pretty solid despite the rusty looks.


This guy was getting quite a bit of attention along the beach.


Isn’t that the point. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Incredible Horses and Wagon

Wow, thought this was an incredible horses and wagon. 

I love how the artist raised the path, so you could see the difficulty of traveling like this. 

And the sculpture is so intricate and detailed. 

Truly lifelike and makes you feel the times. 

In the Wild West, like in the “Old Country” people kept chugging along, even when life was difficult and often miserable. 

Not sure how they did it. 😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Flintstones Car(-Like)

Why do all the mechanic shops seem to have a car, like in this photo, lying around. 

Sort of reminds me of The Flintstones Car (from the TV Show originally aired in 60s).

No motor or anything; you would just stick your feet out the bottom and you would run while in the car. 

Stone Age answer to the need for an automobile. 

Hey whatever works and no need to recreate the wheel either.  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Chucky Rules The Road

This was a scary mother of a truck. 

It had Chucky perched spread-eagle over the front crash bumper. 

Imagine looking in your rearview mirror and seeing this barreling down on you. 

Chucky rules the road and he’s coming for you.

It’s too late to run and hide. 

He’s gonna get you!

Consider yourself dead meat and it’s not even Friday the 13th. 😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)