Phew, it’s Friday and the start of what we hope will be a wonderful 3 day weekend with loved one, or ones if you have two or more boats. It will be hard to beat last weekend for sure. To think that a dumb story about wanting some wicker chairs would turn into one of the most fun weekends in a while is amazing and one of the main reasons we started WoodyBoater. Meeting the great folks up in Buffalo and Bob Weaver, who are about the nicest guys on the earth. Bob went out of his way to give us a fun tour of his amazing collections. Some we can show, some not. And oooofffff! There is some stuff. We will just focus on boat related “stuff” here.
Now, to say his stuff is stuff, is really not a correct description, it’s very nice museum quality art, that every collector could dream of. And..well.. it’s stuffed into many large spaces. Clean, perfect, well taken care off spaces, but there isn’t one square inch of space. Hey I aint complaining, and even Bob Laughed about it. Not an inch. I am sure the space were the Wicker Sisters were, is filled by now with a vintage snow mobile or vintage motorcycle. And the areas that are too small for big machines, are filled with little toys. You could lift the house/barn, two story 6 bay garage up in the air and see the shape of the buildings.
Now I mention the space, because taking photos of boats with stuff all around them in a basement of a house can be a challenge. And walking around with a camera is a tad tacky. I tried to capture stuff without tripping on stuff, or always behind a camera. You can feel the history in there.
Oh did I forget to say that there are two boats in the lower basement room? Heck there is a perfect vintage motorcycle in the living room. AHHHHHHHHH! I had to take some tylonal when I got into the car. My eyes wouldnt stop rolling around in my head. Anyway. I think you get the point. Lots of stuff, lots of spaces, with stuff, and the nicest guy who knew every detail of every single thing he had. AMAZING!
Thanks again, for letting us party crash Buffalo and share the fun you all have with the fellow citizens of Woodyboaterville. Dang, took longer to do the story than we had to do the tour. WE ARE SO GOING BACK UP THERE!