Our friend Sally made the hard decision to sell her beloved car named Betsy Ann. We offered to give it a good home, so here we are with a 1955 Chevy Bel Air 4-door classic car. :-) These first 3 photos are after we got it home and Dayle and our two sons Shawn and Travis spent hours and hours working on the car and got it running. We took it for a spin but the brakes grabbed when we got home, so no more driving until lots of work is done. In the last light of day I got these photos before she was tucked away in the barn until all the parts are collected. Kristi is in the passenger seat.
I asked Travis to park the car in the middle of our circular driveway so I could walk around and snap a few shots.
My favorite shot of Betsy Ann.
Earlier in the day when our son's friends Matt and Heidi brought their flatbed trailer out to transport the car from Sally's house in Bridal Veil to our farm in Corbett, 6.8 miles away.
All loaded up and ready to roll.
Sally's husband Ivan had purchased this car brand new in 1955! It was originally painted salmon and they had it re-painted Sally's favorite color when he got it fixed up and gave it to Sally. The car had been sitting for several years and was not running when we got her. We have a long list of parts to buy to fix ol' Betsy up. A complete brake set, a replacement radio, radiator, new windshield, headliner, gas cap, etc. I'll surely keep you apprised as we bring her back to a reliable driving car.
We've been buying some flowers and pots and planting some dahlias and other flowers and getting the deck cleaned up and ready for the summer. Dayle over-wintered several geraniums and begonias. He brought them out of the basement, watered and fertilized them and they are doing GREAT!
For the last few years I buy some Lantana for the deck pots, this year I got an all yellow variety. Pretty!
We have a few Mock Orange bushes on the property, this one is to the right of the garden shed. The flowers really are luscious. And they smell wonderful!
Do you have Mock Orange where you live?
My 4th of July rose is blooming well, although the foliage is not doing well, I think it's black spot or something. But the flowers are pretty.
I've been working on our road trip plans for July. We've added a visit to Yosemite National Park. I am using this neat website called "MyScenicDrives.com" and you just plug in the places you want to visit and it makes a map and gives you directions, mileages and drive times, plus hotels and places to visit. Here is our map all the way to Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri where we've rented a condo for 4 nights to share with our daughter Amy and two granddaughters, Jenna and Paige. :-)
I have lots of volunteer business to do in June so I won't have to worry about it while we're gone. And today I'm off to swim in a bit. What are you doing on the first day of June? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)