This was a really spectacular weekend. I got to do something I have dreamed about my entire life, and I set a pretty cool personal record...this post is going to be picture heavy.
My original plan for the weekend was to go to the USS Intrepid Museum in Manhattan, but I didn't think I could do the walking right now- I'm not recovered from the previous trips, some of which I never even got around to writing about. So, we decided to head up to Saratoga for the Saratoga Automobile Museum Car Show, which I had not been to since 2002. It was much smaller then- I didn't anticipate how large this show turned out to be. I ended up doing more walking at the car show then I would have done at the Intrepid- but it was so worth it! I got to go for a ride in a Model T! All my life I've dreamed about being able to ride in a classic car, and I always figured that somehow, some way, I would. But, I never imagined it would be in a 1913 Model T! Previously, the oldest car I've ever been in was a 1948 Ford, and the oldest I had ever ridden in was my mom's 1972 Chevelle in the mid/late 80s, which, in and of itself, is a classic car, but I was too young to appreciate it.
I also saw the oldest car I've ever seen at a car show, a 1901 Oldsmobile! The oldest I had seen before Saturday was a 1903 Oldsmobile. I later saw the 1901 Olds driving, previously the oldest car I'd seen move under it's own power was a 1907 International.
Here's some photos from the car show.
Here's a photo of me in the Model T, and a photo of the Model T, both taken by my brother.
This turned out to be one of the best shows ever. It was well worth the pain I'm feeling now- from the walking, and the sunburn I got.
I was able to get every car on film- most pictures, one of them, the one that is leaving, only visible in the video, but I got them all. You can see all the car show photos on my website HERE. There are 598 images in the album.
Finally, we headed up to Lake George, my favorite place in the world.
And then, at the very end of our trip- I mean that literally, I took this from our driveway after we got home- I got this great shot of an airplane I have almost surely photographed at our local Wings & Wheels car show, which is held at the local airport.
I really hate that the weekend ended. I actually experienced true happiness, something that doesn't actually happen all that often. I'm paying for it now- I can barely climb the stairs in my house- but the memories of this trip are going to make me happy whenever I think about it, and whenever I look at my pictures from the trip.
If you want to see the non-car show pictures, please check them out on my website HERE. There are 189 images in the album.
Sorry there were no cards in this post. I didn't touch a single card on the trip.