Monday, July 02, 2007

Limping Home

Upon hitting the northernmost regions of Mexico, our sentimental G√ľnther has protested in the most inconvenient of ways. It seems he's grown quite attached to life south of the border, preferring to bask in the constant sunshine of carefree retiree livin'. We've had to drag him kicking and sputtering through the intense heat of the Sonora desert, relying on the ingenuity of Mexican Mechanics.

In case your experience with Mexican Mechanics is limited, allow me to enlighten you. They are the most rapid, straightforward, and creative repairmen around. Who needs the Capitalistic society of "parts" and "factory settings" when all you really need is a length of recycled hose, some spliced wires, a toggle switch, and a few second-hand clamps? Appointments, estimates, waiting? Try same-day service, 20 bucks, and jerry-rigging galore. It may not be the Volkswagen Dealership Standard, but it certainly beats tooling around Navajoa when all you really want is return to the sweet soil of Home.

Speaking of which, we are a mere day away from the Nogales Arizona border. Strange, yet true. Our main focus right now is marathonning it back to Los Angeles, until we hear the sweet comforting rattle of our tailpipe echoing in the driveway on Fairfax. What comes next is up in the air, as the fine Mexican dust settles and we take time to look at the result of our lives after nearly a year straight on the road.

- Rach


Blogger Jim said...

4th of july in oxnard... please

7/2/07, 9:22 PM  
Blogger JR said...

I'm starting the "stay in LA" petition, who's with me??

1) JR
2) ??

7/3/07, 5:37 AM  
Blogger Strangerhoncho said...

3) Yeshua (the real one)
4) Yeshua (the disabled one, aka the Appointed Voice of the Almighty, before he was struck down for the second time)

7/3/07, 2:48 PM  
Blogger Strangerhoncho said...

I will hire you both, so don't worry about jobs. I figure now that you've seen what real poverty is, you won't balk at "low" American wages...because you know how lucky you are. Right?

Careers available: toilet scrubber, book thief, stinky homeless barricade person, coffee pimp, Kondo's personal assistant

(real jobs available upon request)

7/3/07, 2:56 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

Great! I am so glad you are back home. Congrats to you guys..nice work! Can't wait to see you here on Maui. Looking forward to getting surfing tips and hearing funny stories and you paying me in tequila for my property managing on your home ( just kidding I want cash) Love to you.

7/3/07, 4:14 PM  
Blogger The Abrahams said...

is guntero going to make it to oxnard? i sure hope so! can't wait to see you guys!!

7/3/07, 5:25 PM  
Blogger The Abrahams said...

5) jim
6) mackenzie

7/3/07, 5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome home biznatches!!!!!!!!!!! When is the party???? I've gotta a bottle of dry sack chilling ong ice just for Joe. Anyways can't wait to see you guys.
Jay and Nell

7/3/07, 11:44 PM  
Anonymous Samuel Peterson said...

Very nice post, your blog is also very nice, I mostly visit travel blogs for gain some knowledge about other places in the world.

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