Sunday, March 21, 2010

Texas Weekends

We have been in Texas for about two weeks and have enjoyed ourselves. The first Sat. we returned to the "Pickled Pelican"--- a small bar with good food and unique entertainment----- It is the home of the South Texas Belt Sander Racing Association. What fun!!  They have a 75ft track with starting lights, just like in drag racing with 2 lanes and the racers have a switch to start their belt sander. The lights are controlled by a computer that also gives elapsed time and speed. The track record is 2.6618 seconds for the 75 ft and the speed is about 18 miles per hour ( I don't remember exactly.) A big crowd was on hand, along  with much beer and drinks. A lot of cheering and jeering goes on.  Excitement runs high as the run-offs continue. It is so much fun to talk to people from all over the country, experiencing their first belt sander race.  We found out that for two years there has been a national race held in Las Vegas, NV. It really doesn't take much to entertain us. The next weekend we just stayed at the park and met someone that draws as much interest as the Little Green Truck. A couple, Ron & Jan from Wash.State pulled in with their motorhome, pulling a 1932 Auburn 4-door  sedan on the trailer behind them.  Of course we had to meet them.  They have driven the "Godfather" in 47 of the lower 48 states. It has an updated drive train and suspension, so it rides and drives like a new car but looks like a very nice, very old one. Ron said he could have bought a $30,000 Honda to drive around, but he thought that this would be more fun.  They picked us up for dinner and went to the China A Buffet.   He was right, it is MUCH more fun than a Honda or Chevy.  Ron was talking about putting the car on a container ship to Hawaii.  Sounds like fun!!!   But I don't think we can afford to do that with The" ltlgrntruck".  Another fun weekend with fun people.

1 comment:

  1. Your Hoosier neighbor across the road has discovered another interesting blog. Shall have to follow your travels in the "ltlgrntruck."