Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Only In California

One of my favorite things about California is the whimsy. People here aren't afraid to be a little nutso, to show their individuality, to act a little silly. Especially when it comes to cars.

Here I was in Davis for the day, enjoying an afternoon of leisurely lunch and warm sunshine with My Beloved in between business appointments for him. We were just in the crosswalk when we heard a ridiculously loud engine that sounded like a Harley with no mufflers coming toward us. Naturally, we looked up to see how imminent was our danger and this is what we saw.

The driver sits almost to the back of the wagon on a cushy seat with the little mahogany steering wheel in front of him. The rest, except for the snazzy wheels, the raked windscreen and the shiny headers emerging from the undercarriage, is exactly correct - only on a grand scale. That's MB standing next to it, so you get an idea of the size.

The driver hopped out and disappeared into a store, seemingly completely unaware of the sensation he was causing, while three couples including us whipped out our cameras. Only in California.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Kitt said...

Oh, I've seen that! They brought it to the Concours de Lemons at Sears Point this spring.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010  
Blogger Greg said...

Davis is a great place to people watch too. It gets a tad warm this time of year.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

For my money, Florida is the state with the weirdest people.
We're all just a tad expressive here in California.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010  
Blogger Chilebrown said...

Going to your market tomorrow after work and possibly having a brew and "Up & Under". See you there.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Kitt, you seem to spend a fair amount of time in the Bay area for someone from CO. I'm curious. :-)

Greg, it was _very_ warm but we ate outdoors under a big tree and it was very pleasant. Summers _should_ be warm and ours certainly has not been this year.

Cookiecrumb, agreed! No desire to visit FL, although I'm sure there are nice places and maybe even nice people there. I prefer the expressive Californians.

Chilebrown, we have a meeting late in the day so we will be there, but on the late side. Don't miss the strawberries on the far end by the little triangle park - the sweetest I've ever found! - and the spot shrimp guy, if he's there this week.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010  
Blogger Kitt said...

Zoomie, the husband is from Alameda, so I've spent the last few years commuting.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Kitt, aha!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010  

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