9.28.2009

Summer's Last Blast

It was a warm Saturday night in August at the intersection of Highway 283 and 183. We stood right at the intersection that was lined with people in every direction for several blocks. It was Summer's Last Blast in Vernon, Texas.

There were 1500 vehicles cruising the street in all their glory.

We were transported back to days gone by from our childhood. . .

Days when times were simpler. . .

Days when having fun was much more innocent. . .

Days when crime was not quite so common . . .

Do you remember any of these vehicles?

When you see them do they transport you to nostalgic memories?

Do they remind you of family vacations or holidays together?

Or do they remind you of cruising your Main Street in town with your friends?

I was remembering all these things and much more. . .

I was wishing my mom and dad were there to relive the memories. They would have enjoyed it so very much. Maybe next year they can come.

My dad was a mechanic before he retired and I grew up hearing about the many cool cars he owned once.

I remember riding in some of them as a child.

There were many cars that reminded me of my teenage years. Cars that we drug Main Street in or sometimes we would park in a circle and sit on the hoods and talk. Back in those days the cars were metal and so you could sit on the hood without damage to your car.

Those really were fun days . . .

They are fun to remember because of all the fun times and the fun friends.

Memories are good. They are what help to make us what we are today.

I do enjoy having my memories. . .

I also enjoy my present life.

The cool part of this night was that I was with my dear hubby and 3 of my children making new memories.

I have learned that it is not good to be so caught up in the past that you forget to live and enjoy the present.

We stood there together oohing and aahing over each vehicle as it passed.


We were amazed by their paint jobs and the creativity expressed on some of the cars.

We enjoyed the smiles of the owners who cruised them past

We laughed together about memories that we were reminded of.

We wondered where in the world the owners had found that car or this one.

It was a great night of old memories and the new ones we created together.

If you like old cars or would just like to create some fun memories of your own you might join us at the intersection of Highway 183 and 283 in Vernon, Texas for Summer's Last Blast on August 11th - 15th.

Note: This post was not paid for and there was no exchange of goods or services for this recommendation.
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6 comments:

mbkatc230 said...

Oh Deb, this does look like a blast! I'll have to tell hubby about it, this is right up our alley! Thanks for sharing the pictures, they are really great. Kathy

ClassyChassy said...

Hubby and I love to go to the car shows to look at the fixed up fastbacks and such. They had a rally not long ago on one of the major highways, and many cars seen driving down the 4 lanes, as well as parked in lots along the entire route - food, music, and fun all over the place! Love looking at your photos!

Deb said...

oh what fun...seeing all the old classic cars...and walking down memory lane...you always seem to remember stories from your past when you see them...we had a 62 mustang when I was little and all I wanted was my Mom to be normal and drive a station wagon...wish we still had that 62 mustang....

Charli and me said...

I love this post! It brought back so many memories. We have the dream cruise here in Mi. As far as I'm concerned those were the days :>)

Maya said...

Mhy husband would love this!!

Linda said...

How lovely that so many people have kept and restored these cars. They look very exotic to British eyes!