Friday, April 4, 2014

Gentlemen, start your engines!

'Air Conditioner'
It was our first really warm day of spring and we were just not going to stay inside. As luck would have it, we spied an antique car show in the square that would soon host the Keller Farmers’ Market, and these cars were fun and funky. This car show also supported two good causes: Down Syndrome Partnership and Cook Children's Medical Center. Some cars were what we have been dreaming about for years while others reminded us of our misspent high school days. We were also treated to a view of one of the first car air conditioners ~ a canister that sat on the window and let the air flow into the car.

Thunderbird Convertible
The baby blue T-bird with the port hole and the Continental package was my favorite. Other cars we’d like to have gracing our driveway were the 1935 Ford Roadster and the British made Ford Anglia.
Ford Roadster

All of the cars were polished to the max, the music was rock and roll, and the folks were friendly. However, there was no food and we were getting
Ford Anglia
hungry. Rather than sample any of the numerous great places to eat in Keller, we wandered over to Haslet and ate at Lee’s Barbecue.

The decor wasn’t fancy, but the food was good and the owner personable. Watching basketball finals on a small TV while rolling silverware, the owner chatted with us and made sure we had plenty of everything including his homemade barbecue sauce. This little hole-in-the-wall joint has been around for 25 years and is listed in Trip Advisor.
Lee's Barbecue in Haslet, Texas
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