Adventure just finds you when you drive a Model T. The weather forecast for today was a few morning clouds followed by clearing skies. We departed this morning at 9 and within 5 miles we were in a drizzle that lasted all the way to Jalama Beach, 38 miles. So there we were, bumping along at 25 mph on a rough old excuse of a country road, could hardly see out the wiperless windshield, water dripping on our shoes,,,,,,,,,, it was great. What the heck, anyone can cruise at 70 down a freeway, in heated and air conditioned comfort, coddled in lumbar supporting seats, satellite radio on your favorite station, but that’s no fun.
Hamburgers at the beach and then off to Lompoc for some antiquing and mural spotting. The city of Lompoc has murals painted on buildings all over the place.
Tonight, maintenance issues are catching up with us. Bill Bratt lost a fan blade on the way back from the beach, luckily missed the radiator. Joe Kirley has a leaking soft plug, Allan’s alternator keeps shedding the drive gear, so he took it off and plugged the mounting hole. Ed Archer changed a leaking water pipe. Everybody will be back on the road tomorrow. When the maintenance was all done, a little impromptu social hour materialized in our room, and with a little wine and cheese and crackers, like bees to honey, they filled up the room.