It all began with a simple row boat ride around the lake. My son, Jamie, and his friends Scott, John, Ben, and wonder dog "Buddy" landed on my shores and decided they needed to pursue a quest! Earlier that day, they were traipsing through the woods and spotted an abandoned and very dilapidated paddle boat in need of repair! Although retired to an inconspicuous spot for at least 3 years (as long as I have lived here), it has been pulled from the woods and resurrected to a full blown "chariot!" Pulled behind a 4 wheeler through dense foliage at high speeds, it is home made fun at it's best!!! And Buddy, the rescued Cocker Spaniel mix, is right there with the boys... enjoying every minute of adventure, fun, and silliness!! This dog ROCKS!!!
First, the paddle boat was assessed for durability and sturdiness as parts were deleted, altered or bludgeoned in order to refine this mess into a fabulous chariot. Final plans were made over dinner (cat Marcus was the centerpiece on the table, enjoying a cat nap in a Smucci original cat bowl bed!)
Here are the results...
It is LOUD when Scott pulls Jamie, seated in the "chariot," with his 4 wheeler on my gravel driveway. This really sounds as though a train is running through my property... an absolute riot!! I am surprised, and delighted, that my neighbors haven't executed me!