Sunday, June 11, 2006

"Cruisin' the Boulevard 2006" Coats for Kids, with Pete Ashdown

Abby, Sami, and Anna Miller gave their support to US Senate Candidate Pete Ashdown last Friday evening while he and his family attended the "Crusin' the Boulevard 2006" Coats for Kids, a charitable event sponsored by the Bountiful Rotary Club.

This year marks the 8th anniversary of "Crusin the Boulevard", a car show dedicated to aiding local children. Since their first car show in 1999, over 2,000 children have been clothed with new winter coats, boots, and mittens.

The Miller kids waited in anticipation for their father to arrive home to take them to see the "real cool cars". When I called Pete he wasn't sure if the event would take place, but the storm died down to a slight drizzle allowing the festivities to begin.

Vehicles from the past and present drove up and down Bountiful's Main street while happy onlookers ate hotdogs and churros. It was my oldest daughter Abby who decided I needed to call Mommy so she could go home. Sami just sat in his wagon until he saw his "MaMa", and he too decided to go, but my middle daughter Anna cried, "I want to stay with DaDa!"

I ran into my neighbor Chris Simonsen. My wife and I both agree that he has beautiful David O. McKay hair. I was excited to see Chris, and even more so when I found out that he is the man who is in charge of the event. He is one of my favorite people in the Bountiful Hills Ward (even if he is a Republican).

Chris explained that the real show would happen the next day at Bountiful City Park, which I went too. Unfortunately I arrived with a dead camera battery, and I cannot share the photo of the 1966 Corvette that I am still coveting.

It was a great two-day event (especially since the proceeds go to a great cause), with my only regret being that my 73' International Scout isn't quite ready to be part of the show. Well, maybe next year, but with my schedule I seriously doubt it, but I can always dream.

I hope you enjoy the photos.

The excited Miller girls hit the road

Don't forget Sami Boy

The Ashdown's "hang" with the Miller Kids

My neighbor and David O. McKay look-a-like Chris Simonsen,a.k.a, the "Big Boss!" (The hat hides his great silver hair)

Good thing he's wearing his flight cap!

When I asked my kids which car was their favorite my girls said, "The Fire Car!" Sami Boy simply said, "Truck!"

Every car event needs a Hula-Hoop contest

A "CooL" BelAir

And a modern Mustang

Where's Ron Howard?

And the cast from Grease?

The End!

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