Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Scenes From a Weekend // Spring Picnic

By Saturday we were going stir crazy being cooped up in the house all week so we drove down the freeway to where the Annual Spring Picnic was taking place. An event that a friend of Mike's has been putting on for a number of years now which consists of a bunch of VW diehards who gather around the same time every year to bbq, mingle, drink beer and talk German automobiles.

We weren't there long but enough to take in the beauty of all those old buses. So many different VW styles. Which was nice because the boys, by now, all have some pretty keen skills on the subject, the makes and models due to their accompanying dad on so many craigslist scours where all this info is tossed around constantly. Mike is always looking to "trade" one old car for another so they get to know what exactly it is they are looking for. What's more rare, what's more valuable. What exactly their dad has his eye on. In fact, I'm watching him here now on the phone with a man 8 hours away about a particular car he's looking to score before the week is though. A reality my current state seems to be slightly hindering.

The afternoon ended with lunch at our local Mexican restaurant, and then home for smore's by the outdoor fireplace. Other than Saturday though we haven't been out much. Still waiting. Each day hoping. Eating take out and watching plenty of bad Tv.


  1. I fell in love with VW's when I saw people camping in them on our cross country National Park road trip. I still dream of moving into an airstream trailer when my fiance and I get married, but everyone seems to think we're crazy... I'm still dreaming though :)

  2. Gosh, we do the same thing, except with minis (the iconic ones, not modern Minis [which actually aren't minis at all to the mini world point of view]). We're mini crazy. It's lovely to get together with all our mini enthusiast/anorak friends and display, race, trade parts of and admire the pretty cars. I'm new to your blog and am enjoying the peek into your lovely family life. Wishing you the best of luck with the new baby. I bet you're looking forward to meeting him or her.