Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Darryl Starbird's National Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum

Where are we today ? 
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       Up nice and early this morning as usual and heck it was 31 F, we comfy in here at least no problem nice that we have dual pane windows makes for a comfy life style. Turned our heater on and we good to goo for the day.
      Headed out for an early walkabout , even though there was no wind at all it was actually quite comfortable with this cool weather. Enjoy the fresh air nice views. a few coyotes and owls in the distance.
light reflecting from the bridge over Grand Lake
           Back in November 2013 we were camped here with good friends Rob and Pat Aljoe and while here Rob and I went to visit Darryl Starrbird's  Custom National Rod and Custom car Museum  museum together. We enjoyed all the custom cars and Darryl was actually here , gave us a personal tour of his shop and autographed a book that Rob purchased. You can read that posting HERE . Well it's been a few years and I wanted to go back again to check out whats new there, always more new cars. Suzie not interested, too boring for her and nothing else she would like to do.
not far from here I can check his museum out
the wild Stang Monster truck
59 Chevy El Camino
the 2 pictures below
wow what a car!
no steering wheel
use the stick
1934 Buick too cool
72 Camero
1952 Caddy
he built this for Monograms
model kit
67 buick
"57 Ford
what his original shop looked like
this is the Shark, last time I saw it in 2013
he was just finishing building it
in his shop
Darrel and his wife Donna
Darryl and me 2019
still looking good at 83 
and still building cars
Me and Darryl in 2013
Frankenstein Monster truck

     Back home for the afternoon and we can enjoy this wonderful warm sunny day, Only 54f but nit much wind and full sunny skies, this is wonderful . Enjoying some fresh air and reading outside in the sun.
a very nice sunny day to be outside
While reading outside Bella found us again and came by for a visit.
she wanted a rub and Suzie took care of that
we gave her a treat just because we had some
   Enjoy a nice Happy hour while our Ribs were cooking on the grill in sauerkraut like we do. You can check that recipe on my recipe blog top right side bar.
     Added a small can go creamed corn for Suzie, (not for me) and glazed the ribs on our grill mat.
they came out perfectly

yes this was very tasty and hit the spot
    Then to reading outside for a while still pretty comfortable until about 7:30  , caught a nice sunset then inside to wrap up this posting. And watch the tube for a bit before calling it a night.
another nice sunset
     No we are not in a hurry to get back home. This picture below SIL Sandy sent us this morning, This is what they woke up to. We will be parking back by that round building for a bit when we get back.
that be our spot back there
for a bit, we can visit family

       Thanks again fir taking the time to drop n for a visit, sure hope y'all had a great day as well
Want to learn more about Membership camping at Rock Glen Family Resort ?
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 Where have we been this Winter?


  1. Wow! Awesome cars!!!!
    Uh oh - snow. You might want to drive there very slowly. Maybe it will be gone.

    1. I love checking out all these amazing cars. We taking out time still have 9 days left for the weather to get better.

  2. Great selection of custom cars. Looks like a day well spent to me! A perfect day here for all the Spring Break kids, you might consider returning southwest instead of north east into the snow. Nah - family awaits!

    1. These are very nice cars, a lot of them built by Daryl himself. Would love to return to the southwest, but we da have to return to Canada

  3. There is no way I could get up as early as you do unless I did not go to bed. Those are great looking cars.

    Bella is such a cute dog.

    When will I learn not to read your blog when I am hungry?

    1. I am well rested so don't have a problem waking early , as I have done most of my life.
      Love the cars and Bella is like having our own pet.
      Now go have something to eat, lol..

  4. Wow, wow, wow! Good post. Loved the photos. So much less of you to see in the 2019 photo :)

    1. Thanks Contessa. I do love seeing all his cars. healthier diet and walking helps keeping me feel better.

  5. That is an impressive collection of unique cars.

    1. It sure is and I only posted pictures of about 1/2 of them.

  6. Wow, fantastic cars!!! Thanks for sharing. Maybe next year we'll take a trip over there and see them in person. Love the sunset photos.
    Brrr.....snow is pretty as long as we aren't in it.

    1. These cars are sure worth seeing , and checking out his interesting life. If your enjoy these custom cars , they are amazing!
      So true about the snow too,

  7. I swear George you never age! Those two pics 6 years apart, you look the same other than you are obviously thinner now! :) Oh boy, I bet you are in no hurry to get home with that snow. Hope it melts away by the time you arrive! Your ribs always make me hungry!! :)

    1. Thanks guys, I don't feel any older, but 50 lbs lighter sure helps. No rush to get home the snow should be gone by then, we hope ! The ribs sure were tasty.

  8. You look the same age in both pictures.

    1. Yeah pretty much, I have looked like this for years, must be the good life!

  9. We also enjoyed that Museum, it would be nice to go back in a few years again. Donna is a very nice lady, we didn't meet Daryl.
    Nice sunny days and for sure no rush to get home. They got dumped on in our neck of the woods back home too, although double digits should melt some!
    No wonder Bella comes back, such a pretty dog, she loves the treats and attention. :)

    1. It is an amazing museum, I just have to keep going back. And chatting with Darryl twice now was a real treat. Don't wait too many years he is getting up there.
      Bella is a sweetie.


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