First stop was Doug's place (DH1). Ian and I finished loading a couple GTs with no motors and one with a frozen rear that had to be dragged. That's when Doug showed up - I think he was waiting around the corner.
Ian is the most inquisitive lad. He couldn't wait to ask was what under the tarps. Doug was more than willing to show us everything. He wasn't the least bit tentative about letting Ian run around on his MF he converted to battery power.
Video of Ian on Doug's electric MF. Wasn't sure he was going to come back.
Smiles all around.
For the next hour, the conversation was about how we were going to convert one of our GTs to electric. We spent some quality time at my brother's place.
On Saturday, we drove to Will's (iamsherwood) place. Will spent a generous amount of time showing us his Massey hall, collection and hide-away. Getting a close-up look at the ELF was a real highlight.
But the best moment had to be watching Ian feeding the trout. Will gave Ian a paper cup with some fish food. He tossed a few pieces in the water - nothing. Will called down to him to take a hand-full and throw them into the middle of the pond. As soon as the food hit the water the feeding frenzy turned the dead-calm water into what looked like a full rolling boil. Ian's startled reaction had Will and I in a full belly laugh.
After loading up the Moto-boy at Will's place we continued our road-trip home through Algonquin park. The trees in full vibrant fall colours.
During the ride home, we stopped and looked at a Moto-mower 708 (1970s, made by Roper) that wasn't for sale, and a 1952 Bolens Ridemaster the seller bought new in 1953.
Back to the question - was the road trip successful?
Two days of 1 on 1 time with my son, meeting two awesome GTTALK forum members and memories that make you smile - the GT stuff in the trailer was added value.Answer: absolutely.
Thanks Doug and thanks Will for being part of memorable weekend.