Great Hot Rod at Regions Stadium in Birmingham, AL
Today we held back from the pack to go and ride the Incline Railroad in Chattanooga, TN. This cable car holds the title of steepest railroad with a incline of over 70 degrees near the top. The views are great and the ride to the top only takes a few minutes. If you like trains and you have nothing better to do this is a good way to kill an hour. With the temperature rising we were off to Birmingham, AL for day 6. At this point both Peg and myself were having trouble dealing with the heat. I just couldn't drink fast enough to keep up with the sweating. Temperatures were in the 90s and the humiture was well into the 100s.
Over 300 cars showed up early, starting at 8:00 AM, for the recent Hendersonville Cars and Coffee cruise-in. World of Clothing in Hendersonville, NC hosted the event and cars were spread out all across their large parking lot.
If you ever have a chance to sail to Alaska, do it! If you can save up a little more to be able to stay in The Haven Courtyard on Norwegian Cruise Lines, do it! For our anniversary Peg and I decided we would take our first cruise to Alaska. NCL sales called us, last minute, and offered us a deal to upgrade to a penthouse in The Haven Courtyard aboard the Norwegian Pearl. We did and it was fantastic! The Bird of Paradise Courtyard Suite Room 14014 (an S5 level penthouse suite) would be our home for the seven day cruise which started in Seattle, Washington.
It's not often that you get the chance to hang out with one of the world's best hotrod metal shapers, Craig Naff. Add to that the fact that Ron Covell, a fantastic metal fabricator and instructor, would be teaching a class in Craig's shop and you have the potential for a fantastic Saturday. I made the drive over to Craig's shop on the outskirts of Woodstock, VA early in the morning using Ron Covell's Basic Metal Shaping class as an excuse to get out of the house.