Jeff, Amy, Erin, and Brooke - We
are so fortunate to have the best kids in the world! My son is smarter
than I will ever be and is in his SENIOR year of college. My daughter
is in eight grade, exceptionally well behaved and should be entering college
any day now. Becky's daughters are growing up so fast. Erin is
now married and has
begun her career and Brooke, a senior in high school is into softball and pulling straight A's in
school. Brooke also races four wheelers with her Dad and has collected
a pile of trophies. Don't wipe out Brooke!
Brooke now has her driver's license and her own Ford Explorer. Watch out Dallas!!!
Note: Jeff in background
of right most picture poking something with a stick. Kids will be kids!
...fast forward 5 years, 8 months, 12 days
Erin and Becky The entire gang minus Erin and
Boating (and anything on the
water) - My number #1 hobby. Okay, this is truly an
addiction...I admit it. Always has been; always will be.
Now for the first time
anywhere is the début of the Jet
Ski Movie! You won't want to miss this one! (Be
patient, as depending on the speed of your internet connection, this
will take time to load. It's a 9 meg movie). As
a note, this was taken on a beautiful April day on the now former
STX 1100 Jet Ski. It was fun, but as you may notice, my
position is wild when you orient yourself as I, the photographer,
did. Anything for fun!
out - Now this one is really bad to the bone!
We are talking scary FAST!
70 MPH on the dream-o-meter and 7,590 RPM's on the crack-ometer!!!!
The web page for this bad boy is here.
But if you want a quick look, just click on the below previews...
Know what the "250"
means? It's not cc's... It's not cubic inches.. Guess.
Okay, so you don't believe
me, click here
. (Note: The 250X info is gone from Kawasaki's
web site, so this link is to the current 260X. You'll get the
point). Hmmm...maybe one of these in the near future....
(yes it is really his). Click on Jeff's Jeep for the coolest
Jeep out there!
A father's obligation is to
set his only son up right in a cool vehicle. Law #101 of fatherhood.
1955 Lyman 15' Open
Fisherman - All it takes is one year of hard work, countless
pounds of sandpaper, the proper Sandusky Paint Company finishes
and over 14 coats of varnish and your Lyman
too can look like this.
Antique outboard engines - thanks
to my father, I now have a quantity of 66 antique outboards. You
never know when you need to re-power quickly! Wait until you see
these pictures. It's impossible to get all outboards into one
picture. YIKES! Possibly somewhat overboard, shall we say.
Unique vehicles - okay I have
Amphicar - The most smiles per mile of any vehicle I have
owned. Check out the navigator - darn, she is cute! And if
you look close, this picture shows a WW II DUKW in the background.
It easily out runs the Amphicar. The DUKW and the Amphicar are
quite the pair on the lake.
always are quite a site when we invade Sneaky Pete's from
the water. This day
was cloudy and cool, so hardly anyone at Sneaky Pete's yet. If
it is too crowded, we just can not drive from the water to the land,
as we are mobbed!
Amphicar at Sneaky's. The Sneaky's staff had to pose.
Army Trucks and cool military
- 5 ton, all wheel
drive, semi-tractor. Just in case I need to pull a trailer through
- 5 ton, all wheel
drive, recovery wrecker. Very handy for yard work.
M35A2C w/w - "deuce and
a half" "C" = drop sides. "w/w" =
with winch. (Sold - gone to Houston)
- K5 Blazer, diesel, 4x4. The military Family Truckster
M105A2 - one and one half ton
MEP 018A - 10Kw military generator -
used to power my home during power outages
MEP 017A - 5 Kw military generator -
you always need a spare!
have to love this picture
modeled by Miss Amy .
Yes, this was purchased legally by Becky and she gave it to me as a
Christmas present! I always liked it when it was hanging at
one of the local Police Departments. I'd drive by each weekend
and tell her, I wish I had that sign. Authentic - you bet!