In the interest of equal-time - and since I figured out how to make this Add-Image feature work, here's one of the Dude at the annual neighborhood block party, June 26. He's sitting in the driver's seat of Engine 31. Our neighbor is a firefighter, so we always get the truck for the picnic.
This year he was much more fearless, spending a great deal of time in the driver's seat. At one point, he and two other neighborhood boys almost got into a fight inside the cab.