Friday, March 20, 2009

Getting there is half the fun ... Looking At the Sky

Our local Early Ford V-8 Club had an outing. We went to the Lienda Plantation after meeting at 10:00 in the morning to drive together from Magnolia, Texas.

These pictures show a little of the Texas scenery we encountered along the way. We were south of the hills we have around our home in Montgomery, everything was flat. There weren't even any freeways with those little overpass bumps.

A few of the cars were newer than our charter recognized. I was in my
1998 Ford Mustang GT Convertible (scroll down in picture), with the top down, there were a 1957 Ford T-Bird and a 1980's Mercedes belonging to members who did not drive their early fords.

Early Fords are from 1932 to 1953, the years that Ford had a flat head V-8 engine as an option.

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15 Comments:

At Friday, March 20, 2009 12:33:00 AM, Blogger Jim said...

Thanks for looking at my Texas skies and for riding along with me in the flat lands.
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BTW, I am going to a funeral today. Please, y'all, leave a comment and I'll come check yours when things are calmer around here.
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At Friday, March 20, 2009 4:08:00 AM, Blogger Amias said...

Jim, Texas is beautiful .. it's where I take my vacations. Last year we went to the hill country, and took a nice boat ride.

I think so many in these hard economic times are re-discovering the beauty of America.

Texas is a land rich in diversity, and I love going up to Frederickburg, it's like a mini visit to Germany. The culture is so rich.

Then again, I love country road, horses, and old antique vehicles, new and old. Nice photos ... I know you all had a good time ...!

 
At Friday, March 20, 2009 7:30:00 AM, Blogger Tink *~*~* said...

Some beautiful, puffy-cloud skies you've captured

TGIF - w00t! :)
Tink *~*~*

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At Friday, March 20, 2009 7:52:00 AM, Blogger Tricia said...

Beautiful scenery, and it is amazingly flat. The blue in the sky of the first photo is brilliant.

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At Friday, March 20, 2009 9:21:00 AM, Blogger Cathy said...

beautiful countryside! sorry to hear of your loss.

 
At Friday, March 20, 2009 10:51:00 AM, Blogger Ralph said...

Your 'Stang is great, although isn't black a sort of contrary color in really hot Texas?

There is a charm to the flathead, Henry's low cost V-8. Although weren't the earliest ones prone to overheat as the exhaust crossover pipe went on top of the engine? That said, the 1932 'B' coupe Victoria is a beautiful car, even today...

 
At Friday, March 20, 2009 11:09:00 AM, Blogger Linda said...

That's quite the nice plantation there and it looks like you had a nice drive getting there. I really like the picture of the grayer skies over the pasture - very nice!

 
At Friday, March 20, 2009 12:15:00 PM, Blogger Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What a lovely trip and the car show looks like loads of fun.

Have a terrific day and weekend Jim. Big hug. :)

 
At Friday, March 20, 2009 12:32:00 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

Yes, most definitely flat as far as the eye can see! I love the plantation building. Nice to take us along on your trip.

 
At Friday, March 20, 2009 3:18:00 PM, Blogger Dianne said...

hope things are calmer

the skies in these shots are wonderful and I loved all the scenery, thanks for sharing so much of your trip :)

 
At Friday, March 20, 2009 6:59:00 PM, Anonymous Kilauea Poetry said...

Hi Jim..this is pretty..I love that shot with the clouds over the broken fence! I enjoy those antique vehicals too..it's sounds like you were out for a beautiful cruise. Nice Skywatch Friday shots-

 
At Saturday, March 21, 2009 11:31:00 PM, Blogger audrey` said...

The Texas skies are very beautiful =)

The photos are very nice too, Dr Jim.

 
At Sunday, March 22, 2009 1:25:00 PM, Anonymous Looking @ The Sky on Friday said...

Thanks for taking us on this trip with you! You did a great job getting me there. :)
Beautiful shots.

Thanks for playing along!
-Tisha

 
At Sunday, March 22, 2009 1:25:00 PM, Anonymous Looking @ The Sky on Friday said...

Thanks for taking us on this trip with you! You did a great job getting me there. :)
Beautiful shots.

Thanks for playing along!
-Tisha

 
At Saturday, March 28, 2009 9:54:00 AM, Blogger storyteller said...

WOW ... looks like fun to me and these are wonderful skies, nifty cars and loved the horses too. I'm saddened by your loss and pray the service and companionship bring peace to you and yours.
Hugs and blessings,

 

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