March 7, 2015 - This afternoon we met up with the Bridges at the U-PICK-A-PART junkyard. Benjamin needs a few parts for his new truck, so he was hoping to strip the parts from the scrap vehicles on the lot:
The piles of cars that have been scrapped and crushed were pretty incredible!
(Sorry, just had to throw in this Wall-E reference since its one of my favorite Pixar films)
They have thousands and thousands of cars, off the ground, with their hoods up, waiting to be scrapped for parts
Yes, my friends, it felt a bit like a playground for any car repair enthusiast
Now, unfortunately, I didn't get it on video, but these two reenacted the "Boys Are Back" dance number from High School Musical. (YouTube)
Okay, I'm totally kidding.
It's bad enough that this scene even entered our minds...especially since none of us have seen HSM.
Oh well, it still might make fitting background music while you read the rest of this post: (Spotify link)
You know you've come to the right place when you have shop with a 50 pound wagon and not a shopping cart
Uh yeah, they may have given each other wagon rides...meanwhile I acted like I wasn't with them...
This chunk of metal is all that remains of a Ford Ranger
Reading a notebook we found in it
Benjamin had a friend who needed a new sun roof motor, so we found a Mercury Cougar and pulled the motor out for him
Josiah in the back of a retired K-9 police vehicle
Okay, so we took a look in this prototypical "kidnapper van..."
...and saw this picture taped to the front dash.
Form your own conclusions.
Someone had repainted their car with this design on the hood.
Oh, and it was a Volkswagen.
We took a look at some older cars from the 60s-80s like a 70s Chevelle and a 1987 Fiero
Benjamin immediately jumped into this ambulance and had me send a text to Mom that said "Ben is in the back of an ambulance."
Yeah, not the nicest prank.
I'd already been texting her photos of us at the junkyard, that were actually stills from Wall-E.
♫♫ "It only...takes a moment..." ♫♫
Ah, I like that movie....
Yeah, two homeschoolers in a school bus - betcha don't see that everyday.
Jumping out of the emergency exit
Unfortunately, Ben wasn't able to really find the parts he was looking for, but we did have entirely way too much fun in the process. ;)