This past weekend we were out and about in the '64 Olds 442.
Saturday we went to the cruise-in at the Carolina Ale House. This was the 3rd weekend show, so it's pretty much any year, any model vehicle. The cruise-ins at the Ale House are pretty much the only cruise-ins in Dade County - unless it's a county sponsored event of for a charity. This night, something weird happened. There was a mid-50s truck that was backing into a spot near the edge of the parking lot … I guess the driver hit the gas instead of the brakes and sort of flew over the hedge and onto NW 36th Street - which normally is loaded with cars and it's near a major intersection so there is normally cars parked at the light. Amazingly, he didn't hit anyone, and he and his buddies got the car off the road and back into the parking lot. The police came, but I don't think they even gave him a ticket.
Then Sunday, we ended up going to a cruise-in at the Homestead Bayfront Park (which is where the picture was taken). OMG - when we arrived at about 9AM, the area was filled and I mean filled with sand fleas or No See Ums. Little bitty things with a powerful bite. We were parked near a pavilion, so I just hung out under there for a bit. One of our friends that came a little later brought us some bug spray and as the day progressed the little buggers went away, but the first hour they were annoying. This is the 11th year of this particular show, and it's sponsored by Dade County Parks and Recreation - it's one of the shows we enjoy -- nice area, lots of people, food and drinks available, plus entertainment.
There was however, absolutely no phone service -- well actually, no 4G service so no internet. 3G service was iffy, you could stand in one area and be able to make a call, but in other areas, no service. I was surprised that there are actually still areas without service - in these days you pretty much take for granted that you'll be able to make a call, or check Facebook.