This is a story of a Restoration

I restored this boat from April 2006 to October 2008. You will need to go to the very bottom, October 2008, to find the biginning. See blog archive on the right side.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Toledo, Oregon

This is my boat, The Other Woman. ^^^

Tugs, sail boats, row boats and mine. Mine was the only varnished mahogany boat there.

On the Way Home

Stopped and spent the night in McMinnville, Oregon. I will go through the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum today. That is where the Spruce Goose is now located. Pictures later.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Friend Came to See Me

When I made plans for this boat show in Oregon, a classmate of mine from 55 years ago, who lives in Olympia, WA, said he would like to come to it. We kept in touch, and yesterday, Garth Holmes, from the home town of my youth, came and spent part of the day with me. We had a wonderful visit. He bought me lunch, gave me two of his novels, and I took him for a boat ride. He said that was the first time he had been in a speed boat for 54 years. Garth was the Senior Class President, and we had not seen each other for 50 years until our 50th class reunion 6 years ago.

Thank you, Garth, for coming.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Toledo, Oregon

I'm in Toledo, Or. That's at the west end of US 20 hwy. It sure was a beautiful drive over here!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

At McCall, Idaho, August 14-15, 2010

These two pictures are of my boat and my friends, Randy Reed and his daughter, Susanah.
Also my boat.

On Saturday we went on a parade around the South end of the lake, to show off our boats to the locals. Then early Sunday morning we went on a full throttle run to the North shore and moored on a sandy beach. It is a beautiful lake.

On Thursday, the 19th, I'm heading for Oregon for another boat show. My boat was/is not being judged at these shows. Just talking to the people and having fun.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I'm in McCall, Idaho

Man, I've been busy. It sure is a fun boat show!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Count Down

Three days until I leave for McCall, Idaho for a boat show on Cascade Lake.

Monday, August 2, 2010

OK, Now I Know I'm Crazy

So I found this boat in Pleasent Grove, UT. I just can't help myself..........