This 1951 International reminded Shari of "Tow Mater" ("Mater", for short), the redneck tow truck from the Disney Pixar movie, 'Cars'. This is their grandson's, Alan, favorite movie.....maybe Shari's favorite movie.
"Mater" has good rubber.
Multi-tone paint job, courtesy of UP weather over the past 50 years.
Rusted, but not rusted through. This is from an era when trucks were heavy metal.
Late afternoon sun does Mater well.
Flower and rusty metal patina.
Carl said I could have it for $450. Just what I need!
Gary (hat from S. Africa) prepares 'heart healthy' breakfast.
View for our campsite. Looking out on Cedarville Channel. La Salle Island in the background.
Maggie and Shari LUV camping!
All I can say it that we "worked it off" during the day.
White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis) on aluminum table
Hair styling by Drummond Island Transport
Karen waves to the photog
Steaming up the St. Mary's River towards the Soo Locks
Prius in diesel mode
Be sure and leave the porch light on
Classic Drummond Island pose
Emily at Drummond Is., circa 1991.
Dead giveaway of time spent overseas
Tweaker Barbie's dream home
Fond memories of vacations past
Shades of blue
Karen plays hillbilly golf
Grackle keeps an eye on things
Spotted sandpiper takes flight
Gary paddles in
This great Blue Heron was a regular out in front of our campsite
I never get tired of sunsets
Pretty proud of his crayfish
Spotted Sandpiper is king of the rock
Mallard hides in the grass
Heavy tugging in the Soo Locks
Entering the lock
In the lock and ready to be lowered
A little lower
All the way down and ready to depart
Ring Billed Gull and nortbound freighter
Cormorant: Scourge of the Great Lakes