Sarah, gave her a brief update on the project just as the fireworks ended and the flood of people charged through the store. Outside at the fire station we met up with Juliana our other friend who had rushed over after getting off work about an hour before. We chatted as the park cleared out slowly and once again split off as David, Tyler and I walked through Downtown Disney toward the structure. Since truck can only fit two people comfortably and legally Tyler stayed behind at the ESPN Zone to meet up with rest of the group while we moved the truck. After a few minutes of walking, some awkward reversing of the truck, crazy weaving through traffic and a few illegal U-Turns (parking traffic was detoured far away from what we were expecting) we we arrived at the Downtown Disney lot. We met up with the rest of the group and showed off our work in progress truck.
All the compartments, accessories and minor details went over rather well and we headed over to Trader Sam's for a few No-Booze Brews that were quite refreshing, although mine (A Skipper Sipper) ended up being more tart than I'd expected, and I would've liked it on any other except at that moment I was terribly dehydrated from the days activities and ended up enjoying the sips I received from my chums' drinks more than my own.
The conversation from this point centered around pop culture, the project and Disneyland and soon it was midnight and we all had work in the morning so we headed out. David and I had a smooth drive home and we discussed how nice it would be to have the truck flying down the freeway when we finally get everything together.
Earlier in the evening David had noticed the engine temperature was running a little high and we thought it would correct itself, however it was still running high as we continued the drive home, dropping slightly when the cold night air ran over the engine at higher speeds. As I pulled into the garage David noticed a fair amount of steam coming from under the hood. We popped the hood and noticed some radiator fluid buildup around the cap and we are going to have this checked up on this week. Until then it seems like this truck is grounded.
In the end it was an amazing day for everyone and I recommend participating in the next Dapper Day if you enjoy the camaraderie that comes from being around people who love the parks and snazzy clothing.
NOTE: I will post another entry tomorrow that is a bit more truck-centric than this one for those who are interested in our progress with the rocket and other points of the truck.
Thanks for reading and continue to spread the word. We only have 14 days left!