Monday, July 23, 2007

The Prospector Steak House

Prospector Steak House Restaurant
Thunder Bay, Ontario. We had dinner there on Saturday and it was delicious. I didn't realize there was a problem until after we got outside and were waiting on the sidewalk when the ambulance pulled up and attended to someone inside.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Come as You Are

Come As You Are
Uncle Frank's Supper Club has been closed for many years. (It was closed when we were here two years ago.) I like the way it looks like it belongs in another era.

Friday, July 20, 2007

TGIF: The 2007 Ford Shelby GT500

Mustang Shelby GT
Spotted at the Ford dealership on Memorial Drive in Thunder Bay, On.

Mustang Shelby GT
From the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide:
The 2007 Ford Shelby GT500
If classic Shelby Mustangs were liberally dosed with Vitamin HP, the '07 Shelby GT500 was a full-blown steroid case. Lurking within was a supercharged 5.4-liter twincam V-8, basically the 550-bhp Ford GT unit with a less-expensive Roots-type blower and milder tuning.

Milder? Not really. Rated horsepower was a thundering 500, torque a stump-pulling 480 pound-feet. This muscle was too much for any automatic on the Ford shelf, so the only transmission was a heavy-duty six-speed manual, familiar from recent Cobras and the race-winning FR500C Mustangs developed by Ford Racing. Thrust control also dictated a beefed-up suspension, big Brembo disc brakes with pizza-size 14-inch four-caliper rotors up front, and sticky high-performance tires sized at 255/45ZR18 up front and a massive 285/40ZR18 out back.

You can get more info from Ford's official site.

You can see a few more pictures of the Shelby GT500 in my Thunder Bay set on Flickr.

The view in New Salem

new-salem-view
New Salem, North Dakota. It was quite windy that day because of the effects of a passing thunder storm the day before. The ripples in the grass below was caused by the wind blowing across the field making it look like ocean waves.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007

World's Largest Buffalo

Here's two taken in Jamestown, ND to make up for yesterday:



World's Largest Buffalo, Jamestown, North Dakota. Actually, the world's largest buffalo, is really a bison.


Frontier Village, Jamestown, North Dakota

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Friday, July 13, 2007

TGIF: Truck and Tractor Pull


Sorry there's no specific car for today's TGIF, but I spotted this Subaru dealership on the way to our hotel in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

Bug Carnage


Somewhere in Montana.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Steele, North Dakota

I missed yesterday, so here are two pictures for today:

Motel Cafe Lounge
Lone Steer Motel located in Steele, North Dakota.

World's Largest Sandhill Crane
The World's Largest Sandhill Crane located next to the the Lone Steer Motel.

Both photos are geotagged and you can find them on this map.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

We interupt this program....

...for an important update: We are on the road!

I'm on a trip across the continent going from Vancouver, Canada to Washington, D.C. and I'm using a GPS data logger to track our progress and geotag my photos.

That means instead of posting a daily picture of my STI, I'll be posting pictures of our 2006 Honda Odyssey Touring and a link to a Google map that shows where we traveled and some of the things we saw that day. To tell you the truth, the Odyssey is much more comfortable than the STI for long distance traveling! :0)

We started our journey today on 07-07-07 and here's a picture from this afternoon:

DQ lunch in Ellensburg

Day 1: Vancouver to Spokane

Alki 3 - Photo by GDB FAN (NASIOC)


Photo by GDB FAN (NASIOC)

Friday, July 6, 2007

TGIF: Mini Photoshoot - 14,500rpm redline + ZeroSports


Photo by RC0310 (NASIOC)
This is a picture for RC0310's Honda sport bike and Jal723's 2004 ZERO/SPORTS STi
World Rally Blue.

Alki 3 - Photo courtesy of Jal723 (NASIOC)


Photo by Jal723 (NASIOC)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Geotagging fun!


I bought a GPS data logger today (Sony GPS-CS1) and was testing it out. It allows me to embed GPS location data into my digital pictures and to automatically place them onto a map (in this case, Google Maps). Click here to see the results. It's pretty neat and I'm planning on using it during our road trip this summer.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Happy Canada Day!


This was my 1999 VW Passat on Canada Day in 2002 :0)

And here's what we were doing with our Toyota Sequoia on Canada Day in 2005:


This year we had a picnic lunch at Norm Staff Park--sorry, no pictures!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Alki 3 - Pre-meet - Photo courtesy of Jal723 (NASIOC)


Photo by Jal723.

Yannerd's 2006 WRX Aspen White next to my 2006 STI World Rally Blue.

Friday, June 29, 2007

TGIF: Yannerd's 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX by Spy


Photo by Spy

This is Yannerd's (NASIOC) 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX in Aspen White taken during our cruise down to Alki Beach 3. I really like the sky in this shot.

Three of a Kind, again -- Alki Beach 2007

Monday, June 25, 2007

Alki Beach 2007 - Barbed wire fence


It didn't rain while we were in Seattle. In fact, the sun came out and it was quite nice.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Alki Beach 2007


Today I cruised down the the 3rd annual Alki Beach Meet in Seattle with about 12 cars from VIC. It rained--I mean down-poured--on our way there, but it was dry at the meet. More shots to come....