Okay, so today’s post is unlike any other post in history, because today, my glorious MPV died. Literally. On Highway 80 heading east bound. This sucks. I dropped Lydia off at the airport in San Fransisco, I grabbed a Blue Bottle Coffee and hit the highway, made to Davis California, and shiiiicknat. Got towed to Sacramento California, mechanic dude found shredded bits of my timing belt under the hood. And it all went downhill from there.
I’m supposed to be in Salt Lake City by the 20th for the Trade Show. I have three options.
1. Scrap my mazda in the morning for used parts and – Fly with ALL my shit for $350.00, not including, but including three duffel bags, two crash pads an 80 liter BD bag with two racks of gear and two ropes, plus my cooking gear, my camera gear, my laptop and a longboard, all of which I brought down for a week in Bishop after the show.
2. Scrap my mazda in the morning for used parts and – Rent a full size car for a $150.00 and load all my stuff inside and drive one way 9 hours and drop it off in SLC. Then, try to find a way home, or to Bishop, or both, yet, still with all my stuff.
3. Scrap my mazda in the morning for used parts and – Buy a new/used van (limit $6000.00) here in Sacramento tomorrow, if not for the transportation, but for the sheer fun and excitement of spontaneity, and drive to the trade show, then down to Bishop as planned, then home, where I’ll import the vehicle, pay the horrendous HST, and register it in BC.
Here’s what I’m looking at in my price range, ain’t she a beauty? Craigslist. 39,000K miles? 1991. 20 years old. CLASSIC.
and here are two, hilarious, albeit creepy, weirdo video’s of two FORD E-150 owners, clearly proud of their well cared for rides. I’m pretty sure the first guy has a porn mag on his back seat, around the 3 min mark. classic.