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Well guy's, 2 Months ago I went up to Shelton Washington to visit my aunt.
It was a Friday and we were on the 215 goin' to a friends house in my mom's car (Me, My mom & my sister, Which I have 2 of...)
Anyway we were drivin' along and we here a loud BANG! Like Somethin' flew up & hit the car.
Well We pulled off, and it turns out that the lady drivin' the truck ahead of us had a table & chair in her pickup, one of the chairs flew out & hit my mom's car...
Here are pictures of the damage, taken when it happened:
The car could still be driven, we got the information, and headed home, we figured that it would be a week or so before the insurance company could fix the car, we were supposed to leave to Washington the next day, so we were gonna drive it there. I told my mom to stop drivin' through furniture stores. Well, The Bodyshop that did the work was gonna take 2 weeks, because they had to order the left rear quarter panel. So, The insurance company of the driver who's chair hit us paid for a rental car.
It was Saturday about 12:30-PM when we picked up the 2010 Chrysler 300 Touring we were usin' to go there. This car had 600 miles when we picked it up and 5,436 miles when we dropped it off 3 weeks later.
The first thing we had to do before we left was pick up my little sister from her friends house in San Diego. We racked up 120 miles just doin' that...
While we there, we went to a little park, where I took the followin' pictures:
Here is the view of the Park:
Here are the first pictures I took of the Chrysler.
Then we headed home and had to get ready to leave.
So fast forward to 9:56-PM we are headed on our way on the 215 towards the 60. I have The Beach Boys on my iPod and I'm set...
We eventually got to the Interstate 5, Which is what we took most of the 1,300 miles there.
This Chrysler was easier to drive for my mom, as it is an Automatic, as my mom's car is a 5-Speed...So it was a better deal anyways.
We stayed up ALL NIGHT the first day, I was to excited to be tired.
The Next day, We were in Mount Shasta, and it was snowin'...
So we pulled off and I took some pictures:
We then went about 15 more miles, and hit Traffic!
(You can see a Super-Duty in this picture, anyone know what year...?)
There was a 20 car pile up, and it took us 5 hours of sittin' in traffic for them to clear out all the cars.
So, I went & took 2 more pictures of the snow.
We spent the night in Weed California, and we were on the road on April 9th at 6:00AM.
But, First, We were Hungry!
So, We went lookin' for food...
And here's what we found!
& Lemme tell ya, It was good eatin', and they brought out a TON of food.
I had a ham & cheese omelet with mashed potatoes.
My little sister had a Denver omelet.
My other little sister had somethin' and my mom didn't order anything.
(And, in case your wonderin' No, My parents aren't together, and my dad wasn't on this trip)
While I was there, I looked around, they had some cool pictures on the wall, I took a picture of one of 'em, It didn't come out very well.
So I went out to the parkin' lot and took the followin' pictures:
Anyone know what year that Super-Duty is...?
(Through-out this trip I will see 20 more Super-Dutys and take pictures of a couple more)
Well, We got back on the road, so I turned on the radio, this car had Sirius Satellite Radio. It was categorized by Channel 6, Bein' all '60s music, Channel 7 Bein' all '70s music and so on.
Some of the songs played on that station were:
(in this order, I kept track of 'em by my phone)
Can't you hear my heartbeat- Herman's Hermits
The Pied Piper- Crispian St. Peters (I hadn't heard this song for a long time...)
Dancin' in The Street- Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Your The One- The Vogues
As Tears Go By- The Rolling Stones
Downtown- Petula Clark
Carrie Anne- The Hollies
Reach out of The Darkness- Friend & Lover
Na Na Hey Hey, Kiss him Goodbye- Steam
Bread & Butter- The Newbeats
Eve of Destruction- Barry McGuire
Under the Boardwalk- The drifters
Silence is Golden- The Tremeloes
Walk on By- Dionne Warwick
Can't find The Time- Orpheus
Crimson & Clover- Tommy James & The Shondells
Bang Shang A Lang- The Archies
Brown Eyed Girl- Van Morrison
Last Kiss- J. Frank Wilson
Take a Letter, Maria- R.B. Greaves
Little GTO- Ronnie & The Daytonas
Monday, Monday- The Mama's & The Papa's
Satisfaction- The Rolling Stones
Massachusetts- The Bee Gees
I can Never Go Home Anymore- The Shangri-Las
This Door swings Both Ways- Herman's Hermits
Sunny- Bobby Hebb
Green Tambourine- The Lemon Pipers
Um, Um, Um, Um, Um- Major Lance
Happy BirthDay Sweet 16- Neil Sedaka
Glaveston- Glen Campbell
You better Run- The Rascals
A Lover's Concerto- The Toys
Heroes & Villans- The Beach Boys
Wild Thing- The Troggs
Hang on Sloopy- The McCoys
She's a women- The Beatles
Elonore- The Turtles
Soul & Inspiration- The Righteous Brothers
Hank Panky- Tommy James & The Shondells
Back on the Street Again- The Sunshine Company
The Rain, The Park, & Other Things...-The Cowsills
Everyone's Gone to The Moon- Jonathan King
I'm gonna make you Mine- Lou Christie
Barefootin'- Robert Parker
Ride My See-Saw- The Moody Blues
Come a Little Bit Closer- Jay & The Americans
Midnight Confessions- The Grass Roots (I've seen them in Concert)
Highway Star- Deep Purple (My dad saw them in concert in '71)
The Monkees- The Monkees (This band formed for the TV Show, and wasn't an actual Band)
Groovin' The Rascals
Just a Little- The Beu Brummels
God only knows- The Beach Boys
Time for Livin'- The Association
Shotgun- Junior Walker
Paint it Black- The Rolling Stones
In The Year 2525- Zager & Evans
Come on Down to My Boat- Every Mother's Son
Put a Little Love in Your Heart- Jackie Deshannon
Bye, Bye Baby- Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons
Chapel of Love- The Dixie Cups
Born To Be Wild- Steppenwolf
I'm Henry The VIII, I am- Herman's Hermits
Pretty Ballerina- The Left Banke (Never heard of it...?)
Dizzy- Tommy Roe
Tell it Like it is- Aaron Neville
She's Just my Style- Gary Lewis & The Playboys
Homeward Bound- Simon & Garfunkel (I love all of their songs)
Sweet Cherry Wine- Tommy James & The Shondells
Bottle of Wine- Fireballs
Cool Jerk- The Capitols
Touch Me- The Doors
A Groovy Kind of Love- Herman's Hermits
I will include more songs that were played later...
(What Year is this one...?)
Well, We went through Oregon and I took the followin' pictures:
We stopped off near Portland Oregon to get gas, as we were gettin' back on the freeway, I saw this cool bridge in the distance.
I also saw a Brige called "Failed Ped. Bride" if you look closely, you can read it...
Look Closely, you'll see it...
Well, we finally made it to Shelton Washington.
I took this picture when we arrived, it's in my Aunt's Driveway...
Well, I went into the house and went upstairs and saw My Uncle Steve had a 60" HD TV hooked up to his computer, FTE NEVER FELT BETTER!
He showed me his '79 Harley.
(I like his style! )
(Look Closely, You can see my Aunt's Neighbor '78 F-100, and my Aunt's Mustang)
We saw the Space Needle in Seattle Washington...
While waitin' for the Ferry, to go back home, I took these pictures of a Memorial to our Troops.
While there, I went in a cool little Gift Shop, and took the followin' Pictures:
(It Say's "If You Remember the '60s, You weren't there..." So True! )
On our way back, We stopped off, and I saw a Muscle Car:
Heck of a trip you had! I know I am a SoCal transplant (LB and PB) and spent 12 years of my childhood in Shelton. Still is rainy and cold here sure could use some of that sun down there, could you send some?
1992 Ranger STX Supercab 4.0L A4LD Manual hubs, manual Xfer case
Served to honor, honored to serve
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