Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A new muscle boat and an old muscle car

So yesterday when my 10-year-old got home from school at 3 p.m., I told him the new towboat AEP Leader had probably already passed Huntington upbound. He was disappointed. It was the only new AEP boat that he hasn't seen yet. Fool that I am, I put him in the car and we drove up the river looking for it. I figured that with the Ohio River running as high as it has been, the current was probably slowing the boat down from its usual speed of about 5 mph upbound.

Just as I was about to turn the car around after a fruitless 20-mile search, we saw it. The boat was interesting in itself, but  more interesting was watching my son use his late grandfather's film SLR camera to get some shots. I wish I had gotten a photo of him getting a photo, but with the river up, shooting space was limited in the spot where we had to shoot.

Anyway, here's the AEP Leader.

On the way home, we saw this car for sale. I have no practical use for a 60s-era Camaro, especially with two teenagers in the house. I don't have the money to buy, maintain and insure a car like this. But I want one.

Know what I mean?