21 Dec 2009

Brett Delivers!

Meet Brett – who could best be described as my ‘super psyched’ companion for the week or so long Texas adventure I mentioned a while back. As you can see he’s a mechanical midwife of sorts, an engine gigolo, which has come in very handy with the guaranteed, yet somehow ‘completely unexpected’ mechanical failures on extended roadtrips. Women expect them. Men don’t. At least at first. That’s all I’m saying. So here he is during the birthing process.

Our original plan of leaving on a dirtbike hiking/camping trip around the deserts of Texas had to be modified, because his bike broke down shortly after his own roadtrip began. He’s fixing it but its going to take some time. So instead he’s taken a few days out to purchase a special truck in Colorado which he’s awesomely converting to run off veggie oil, and he finally arrives in Marathon TX tonight! Late tonight on the longest night of the year, with 5 more hours of driving to go.

The plans are extremely loose at this stage, as we sort of want to just discover things as we go in a giant circle for a week hitting certain main points that I’ve been absolutely DYING to stay in for a long long time. I’m not even sure if we’re leaving tomorrow but it’ll happen soon enough, at least in time to completely ignore that Christmas is happening at all, and the plan is to capture it all with my new camera.

Happy Midwintering Solstice everyone!!! I’m about to cook up a batch of my famous gluhwein as a nightcap for my weary travelling friend. His favourite.

Comments

  • Olivia
    December 27, 2009 Reply

    Ahahaha Krissi! And that’s just the view from the front…

    In all seriousness though, he’s absolutely amazing laidback fun to adventure with. His personality and character vastly outshines his looks.

    Thanks for all the wishes guys! My cockles are warm with the thoughts of your magic mom. even through frigid camping nights.

    In Terlingua TX right now, couch surfing for a second night!

    Happiness to all of you!! *hugs*

  • Shea Bella
    December 27, 2009 Reply

    Am I supposed to stare at that picture for 327 seconds? With my mouth open? And my tongue out? Cause I totally did. Brett…is a babe.

  • Karen
    December 26, 2009 Reply

    Oh, you’re going to see such sights and have such adventures. I can hardly wait to hear about them and see the photos.

  • Barbara Peirson (AKA Mum)
    December 23, 2009 Reply

    Mummy-Wakame says:

    Happy mid-wintering solstice, my darling … never let it be said that I neglected to teach you how to keep warm on those long wintry nights … may the cockles of your heart and soul be warmed and blessed throughout this latest adventure xxxxxxx

  • Ms. Wakame
    December 23, 2009 Reply

    Lets all hang out when we get back! XXX

  • chloe peppercorn
    December 22, 2009 Reply

    lucky! both of you.

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