.....the Missus was up earlier than usual this morning and I prepared us a modest breakfast....... coffee, orange juice, a pound of bacon, and two fried eggs each (with black pepper and sea salt sprinkled liberally across the yolks.).... and by 11:30am she was rearing for a road trip....... and so, we wandered......

.... I dropped the top on Sylvia and we drove south on US Highway 411 towards the "community market" that the Amish people down in Polk county administer.... it was a great day to be driving the back roads of deepest, darkest Polk county..... the Sun was shining hot, the sky was filled with haze, and the Hiawassee River was cloaked in a mist of evaporation........ after 20 minutes on the road, I was forced to don my baseball cap to keep my head from cooking.... but other than that, it was a nice drive in the country......

.... everyone in the county south of me must have been given some coordinated cosmic clue to mow their hay this weekend....... I must have passed fifty 100 acre-plus fields of hay that were in the process of being harvested...... the smell of the cut grass simply soaked us with the ragtop down........ all in all, I piloted the little Audi down roads today that I had never been on in my entire life....... twisty, hilly, unpaved country roads that were an absolute pleasure to explore.......

..... on the way home I stopped at the old L & N Depot in Etowah...... there was some sort of carshow going on there, and she begged me to stop...... it was way too hot, of course, but we did manage to brave the throngs of folk to visit with a few antique cars..... two - in particular - stood out....... a 1949 Mercury convertible that was painted white with blue and yellow flames flooding back from its engine area, and a '58 Buick that was the most incredible two-tone..... turquoise blue and jet black........ my goodness, I've never been a fan of fins before, but that car sure was pretty......... there's just something about the grill-attitude that those old Buicks have that just makes me smile....... I'm still happy to report that I am a true Mercury Man, though........ I am glad that one was present today.... even if it was a convertible, it still had The Curves........

.... and in the end, well, you can keep your fins as far as I am concerned...... because when all is said and done, it is ALL about the curves...... and nothing beats a Mercury when it comes to curves......

by Eric on June 07, 2008 | Bullshit (6) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
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car's are like women... they just have to have those sexy curves... thats all there is to it...

Bullshitted by oakleytexas on June 7, 2008 08:16 PM

Yep. curves are good!

Bullshitted by Kurt P on June 7, 2008 10:57 PM

My brother and I were pretty little when my grandmother left us sitting in her Mercury while she went into the laundromat. My brother was pretending to drive when he pushed a button and backed out onto busy Hwy 287 in Vernon, TX. We didn't his a single car, but what I really remember was the push button gears in that old Mercury. How cool was that!

Bullshitted by Lou on June 8, 2008 06:58 AM

I'll keep those fins and raise you 5. How's 'bout me cruising to a prom in a 60 Chevy? It's tall too true.

Bullshitted by Cappy on June 8, 2008 04:01 PM

funny that you would title the post 'Curves' and the next two words are "the Missus"... just noting that...nothing implied...really.

Bullshitted by Jay- the friendly neighborhood piper on June 8, 2008 04:44 PM

Well if I had money
Tell you what I'd do
I'd go downtown and buy a Mercury or two
Crazy 'bout a Mercury
Lord I'm crazy 'bout a Mercury
I'm gonna buy me a Mercury
And cruise it up and down the road
-- Mercury Blues (Alan Jackson)

Bullshitted by Jerry on June 8, 2008 11:20 PM