Monday, October 10, 2011
A ride in the Amphicar!!!! Yahoo!
Why are we standing by a car with seaweed hanging off the bumper? Because it's an AMPHICAR, and we just drove out of the lake!!! (You can click to enlarge all these photos.)
Let me back up. This is Phylise in her driveway with her Amphicar. (I think Phylise was named after me; I was 10 years old when she was born and our parents were best friends.) The Amphicar is a German car, produced in the 60's, which means this car, which belonged to her father, is over 40 years old. I spent much of my childhood in what is now Phylise's house, playing Barbies, listening to the Beatles, watching The Wizard of Oz, and oh so much more, with my first and best friend, Phylise's big sister Annie. But somehow, though I spent so much childhood time at Fish Creek boating and fishing with both our families, I didn't remember ever actually getting a turn to ride in the Amphicar. Until tonight!
I'm excited to be going for an Amphicar ride!
Don't you love the license plate?
Here's Phylise at the wheel, while we take a spin in Saratoga Lake at sunset. Nice moon, beautiful evening! People are very surprised when they see a car driving INTO the lake!
Before going home, we stopped to take the seaweed off the bumper!
Thank you Phylise, for a delightful evening. I'm sure our daddies were smiling to to see their baby girls out there on the lake together!