Back From The Dead? Just a Little

Hi Friends!

Miss you all!

My dad has been out since his summer road trip. I don’t know what he’s thinking! He will be back next week as he is Vegas at the moment doing what knows who with who knows what….

Check back at the end of next week or so for some useless random information I’m sure my dad will be excited to share with us!

Till next time!

Sincerely, Linus.

Hi Canada

Hello Friends, 

Dad has been texting me non-stop of all the beautiful places he's seen and the amazing people he has been meeting along the way, mostly French-speaking natives. Sounds Challenging! He says that Canada has opened his heart and has made him a better person. Right on dad! You alone, it will only make you stronger!

 
 

Dad - "Linus, I miss you big guy! Wish you were here along with your friend Moises. You guys got all the love I need right now."

 
 

Dad - "There are so many doggies here! I wish you and Moises were here so we could all hang out together! But I don't know if we will ever see him again because big goat no longer wants us grazing around her mountains, but Moises will always have a place in our heart. Memories crossed my path when I drove through Moses Lake and I immediately looked out the window to see if I could spot him, but no joy :(."

Me - "It's alright dad. Moises will always be in our heart, and when we both go to puppy heaven, we will come to visit you. You can count on us :)"

Dad - "Thank you magooster. It has been an amazing trip so far. Being that it's my first time doing a road trip by myself, and this far, it's really a unique, wonderful and a truly eye-opening experience. I've driven so many miles and have seen extraordinary things, that alone again, I may never see."

Dad - "Driving through Canada has been an awesome experience. Although sometimes the rules are confusing here and I feel like I'm challenged by Lyudmila Rudenko on a game of chess, and not really knowing when to make my next move, I manage to somehow go the right direction and not get trapped in trickeries. The feeling of driving alone through the up's and down's of the vast and beautiful mountain ranges, around the rim of huge bodies of water, through interesting wildlife which includes bears, elk, moose, bison, and of course, beautiful nature the Canadian rocky mountain has to offer, well, this drive has allowed me the opportunity to reflect on many things in life. It's been a wildish ride."

 
 

Dad - "I've put almost 4000 miles on Molly and she is running strong. This trip is only an introduction to many more in the near future. Therefore, I am excited for December so I can begin my South America road trip! I hope!

 
 

Dad - "I've seen lots of interesting things and even went off course to pick up hitchhikers the other week. Because I feel like a homeless myself sometimes, I needed to help them."

The Icefields Parkway is truly stunning in person. 

 
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I found Molly's twin sister. 

 
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All lakes in the National Parks are beautiful. Especially on a kayak :)

 
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Back roads of infinite beauty.

 
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I saw a marmot and now I want one!

What is a marmot you may ask? Watch this video to be mesmerized by cuteness!!!!!!!!

 
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Goats are everywhere. As they should because they are 2nd mans best friend. 

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Another beautiful lake

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I guess you can go potty with 5 or 6 of your buddies. Sharing is caring? 

 
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Bear claw anyone? 

 
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Sincerely, Linus

Stonecutter?

Hello friends! 

Part 1 - Molly is ready for the trip! 

All the details have been finalized and we feel confident she will do great! Like I had mentioned before, we didn't put much effort in the interior because we wanted to focus more on not breaking down rather than sleeping on over-priced designer sheets. 

My dad took his last test run trip to Arnold with his baby goat to camp out at her cabin. Arnold was another great test for Molly as it provided scorching temperatures of over 90 degrees. Could this trip bring out a hotty attitude out of her? Well, the good news is she didn't complain one bit about the heat and took it like a champ. 

 
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He took his kayak to Lake Alpine and both goats had a blast! Now dad can paddle around like a little duck in ponds and lakes, or wherever he goes. 

 
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And our friend, Angry Ale, came over to help expedite the process of installing the floor. She did a great job! Thank you so much! I hope she doesn't get mad we posted this picture! Don't think too much buddy!

 
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Final steps before departure!

 
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Part 2 - Molly sets way to Canada. Dad left me on his trip and I miss him already. In fact, the moment he cranked open old, rusty Molly,  I was in tears.  I don't know how long he will be gone for but I'll surely miss my pal. Nothing else matters in my life but him. 

 
 

The good thing is that he will text me about his adventure and I promised him I would be updating you guys with some of his experiences. His trip started slowly through tortoise county, but I'm sure it will gain speed quickly. 

Dad - "Linus, I didn't drive even 2 miles and Molly already needs gas!"

Note this - We spent almost $200 in less than 1hr! Incredible. Molly is expensive!! 

 
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You see, when dad took hands of old rusty Molly he didn't realize that most of his trip would be spending time at gas stations pumping fuel on the 35-gallon beast. At 13mpg, it was obvious most of his trip will be visiting national state gas stations rather than National State Parks. 

Me - "Dad it's ok. At least you can use the potty many times during your stops." 

Dad - "I guess. There is a silver lining to everything."

Dad drove through the Pacific Coast Highway capturing the beauty of all the sights. Great views to see as you drive through small towns and the beautiful nature. Most of the freeway is 55mph so Molly is expected to perform at her best. We wouldn't want her getting cranky! 

 
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He currently is living in his van in Seattle but soon to cross the border. Halfway there!

Interestingly enough, he mentioned another adventure he may be taking in December. Get this! His friend is going on a road trip to Argentina. Exciting! 

 
 

Until next time! 

Sincerely, Linus