My friend Jason just bought a sweet house in the woods outside of Pittsburgh, so our California friends flew out for a visit.
The house was designed by Alan Dunn, I'm a huge fan of the design, layout, attention to detail, and the entire property!
I picked Billy and Neel up from the airport and we began our weekend... at 2:30am Satuday haha.
We all stayed at Jason's the whole weekend, this was my view waking up. Take note that isn't a television, that's a strategically placed sofa so they can enjoy the view.
I've been told Dom and Mia are NOT named after The Fast and the Furious characters... but I'm skeptical.
If I had to choose one picture to summarize the weekend, this might be it.
I love the detail of the house; even the fire pit was designed, located, and built with the experience in mind.
We also consumed a lot of food.
This weekend, some new friends Alex and Gus came to my shop with some toys. These guys are my MBA classmates, and I invited them out after they expressed a mutual interest in cars, tools, and gun stuff. While I don't personally own any guns, most of my friends are really into them.
Alex owns a gun shop, and brought along this suppressed full auto MP5. Fro, our resident machine gun expert, approves. I didn't get any more pics, but it was fun to shoot!
I also attended the annual shop party hosted by my friends Ian and Andy.
You may remember this mini-bike from last year.
It's been beefed up with a new exhaust with fresh pipe dope!
Tim also fabricated a chain guard. For safety.
Johnny D's ride lays in wait.
These guys bought a TIG welder recently and started stepping up their fabrication game. The mini-bikes are intentionally shitty, they normally do quite good work.
Since the last time I came to visit, they also picked up the 3rd plasma cutter ever made.
This year somebody brought an LS-swapped S14 on a trailer!
I didn't get a picture of the entire tow rig... but it contained a turbo LS swap!
As usual, things started out tame...
Then things got a little wild.
It was a great way to mark the unofficial end of summer!