Feelin’ saturated on this Saturday.

06-27-15

This photo I selected from the site “Unsplash” perfectly depicts the dismal and dreary day we have and it is a great vintage shot of an old Olds.  The classic car enthusiasts, who were looking forward to today’s Cruisin’ Downriver event, are now no doubt at home catching up on chores or reading a good book as I write this post.  The incessant rain, 60-degree temps and gusty 25 mph winds have prevailed since the wee hours of the morn and will continue through early Sunday.

Last night, I shut down my computer after sending out the blog post about the upcoming cruise.  It was already well after dark and I heard alot of street noise.  Worried at first, I soon realized the cruisers took to the street.  They probably saw Saturday’s soggy forecast and figured they’d head over to Fort Street and join their classic car comrades.  I guess the police didn’t interfere, because long after I heard the clock’s midnight chimes go off, there were still some revved-up engines and the occasional snorty-type noises those classic cars make.  Missing were the squeals of tires and delighted onlookers, and, of course, the vendors and bands were absent as well.

Today and tonight’s events have been cancelled, and the only official activity that took place was the Parade of Mayors, wherein the mayors from each of the four cities which participate in the cruise event ride in a mini convoy of classic cars.  I guess no one volunteered their bright and shiny baby as this year the mayors rode in police cars.

Hopefully the inaugural “Ponies in Park” collection of classic Mustangs will convene for next year’s Cruise.  Meanwhile, the grass and flowers are happy, but everybody else … not so much.

[Image by photographer Neil Thomas at Unsplash]

About lindasschaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, and this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for over three decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, although I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too.
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4 Responses to Feelin’ saturated on this Saturday.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Very newsy. Thank you. We saw the caravan but no Classic Car. There will always be next year.

    • lindasschaub says:

      Yes, hopefully the rain will be done by then Marge. I don’t know how there could be any more rain left up there in the clouds/Heavens!! I was surprised they cancelled the cruise events, but there were several festivals that were cancelled as well.

  2. ann marie stevens says:

    yes the “incessant” rain all day on Saturday…………………….I drove to Sylvania OH and it did nothing but rain yes I got saturated like everyone else………………..you missed the ducks they enjoyed it too…………………………I heard from 3 different Lincoln Parkers that they lost their power for 24 hours………………….you didnt mention that…………it happened after you wrote your blog………………………..I walked today to spite the rain in my rain jacket
    annm

    • lindasschaub says:

      Wow – no, I didn’t hear it and we were lucky and didn’t lose power at all. I was walking this morning across from Ford Park which stretches from Ferris to Electric on Bucking/Liberty. Retired Judge Chapman’s house is on Buckingham and he had two huge (and I mean really huge) parts of the tree that crashed down and damaged his wrought iron fence that he has and made it fall over and they were lying in the yard – really looked bad. I hear four nice days – no rain or storms. Looking forward to it – have some work outside to do, but will do it after walking – still haven’t gotten to even 200 miles, but will do so tomorrow.

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