the river with jeremy chillin
Well as some people may know I recently sold my subaru. That thing was my baby, I hate to see it go, but it is helping me get to australia... Ok well it is paying for the almost the whole thing. Anyways after selling the scooby my good friend Cheng is letting me use his high school car... a 1991 integra. It has 240,000 miles. It is a typical asian kids highschool car, not to stereotype but if you have been in california you know what i mean. It is lowered, has a gynormous loud and anoying exhaust, and a body kit. It is asking to be pulled over. We will just say it has been an adjustment to drive it everyday. But it helped me realize I have a bit of an ego. I have always tried to be and thought I was humble, but in a way I felt like I was to good for the car.
After this realization I came to appreciate the little car. It gets me where I need to go and its not that bad. The only reason I even bring up the car is because it was overheating today while driving through the canyons to get to the river. We made it to the trail head with the temp guage at "H" and hiked out 3 miles to the north canyon spur.
My friend jeremy and both took pictures with our new cameras. After relaxing at the river for a couple hours we started the hike back to the car. My dog burny was so tired I had to carry him up the last little hill. We got back in the car and started to drive out. The temperature needle immediatly went to hot so i pulled over.
I am an automotive technician at a honda dealership so I am familiar with working on these cars.
a burny monster
I popped the hood and started looking around. I found a pinhole on the upper radiator hose that had probably been leaking for some time. Many people stopped and asked us if we needed help, including some attractive females. Normally I would feel a little embarressed to be standing by the broken heap but not today, nor ever again. I am always surprised and impressed by peoples willingness to stop and offer help to a random stranger. We filled the radiator up partially with water from some old bottles and we were on our way. I am still extremely grateful to have the thing despite its issues.
Today was also great because I was able to spend the day outside with a good friend and "mans best friend" my dog burny. I know i have limited time left with him because I am moving to oz. Unfortunatly i have to give him up. I have raised him from six weeks old. He is a great, smart, and loyal dog. I will miss him, but it is all part of my journey. I am mentally prepared. Now its only a matter of time and I will be getting on the plane.
maybe i will post some pics of the little race car