Friday, August 17, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Colin in front of his family's early 1960s Oldsmobile (awaiting restoration). Colin is one of the world's leading experts at Airstream restoration and also an infectiously great guy. I met him at Perry, Georgia earlier in the summer. He would have my Airstream at his shop in Plattsburgh from August 13th until late September. I made three trips up there: first to drop it off, second to help with the work, third to pick it up. Plattsburgh is less than 50 miles from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
My first crossing of Lake Champlain going from Grand Isle, Vermont to just north of Plattsburgh, New York and just south of the Canadian border, Quebec. I would cross the lake with my truck three more times but this was the only crossing with the Airstream. The Airstream was about to get new axles and have a thousand other things done to it (many by me directly) at my friend Colin Hyde's Airstream restoration shop in Plattsburgh, New York. His business is called GSM Vehicles.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
I had the priveledge of spending three days with this man at my sister's farm. He was there teaching a workshop. This guy is an authentic Hollywood wrangler/horse-trainer. He's worked with many top stars and has been involved with countless films for over 30 years. He's the man behind the horses in the movies. I've been around horses my entire life and am not a bad rider myself. I've seen and sometimes worked with some very talented horsemen (and women) including both of my sisters. There is something about Rex that sets him apart. He's more than a horse whisperer, he's that and more. The things he can do with horses are incredible. And he's just a damn good guy. Rex flew in from California to do the workshop at Cari's.