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

July Already?

Hello Friends!

Dad - "Holy Macarooskies! July already!? 

Me - "Wowzers Dad! Where in the world were you? I haven't seen you in over 4 months since we first launched our product! I missed you so much!"

 
 

Dad had been missing in action for the past few months, and I was worried I'd never see him again. Initially, I wanted to pick up my Ipaw and dial 911 when he didn't come back to sleep on that cold and windy night. It was a long holiday weekend and gunshots were being blasted outside the house, a sure way that escalated my fear of losing him. I decided to hold back filing a missing persons police report because I'd figure this could be a great time for him to reflect in life wherever he was or whatever he was doing, assuming he hadn't disappeared from the face of the earth. But I yearned his hugs, his smile, and his playful attitude. Something I couldn't find anywhere else or in anyone else.

Luckily for me, I had my pal Moises to hang out with. 

 
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A few months later and dad finally showed up to the house. He looked pretty beat up with a distinctive smell and in a confused state of mind. He didn't want to share where he was but I can tell in his eyes he wanted to forget those memories very quickly. I only hoped he didn't do anything strange or ate funny things. He did mention eating a gummy, whatever that meant.

Dad - "Linus, I don't know where I was, to be honest. Possibly trapped inside a lie somewhere? Some wild beast overtaking my identity? Hypnotized by a natural high? The last thing I remember was going to a forest with my Moises's mom and now look at me, I've returned a different man. Coming back home to you is a great feeling and that's all that matters right now. What have I missed?"

I was happy to see him back. Ironically, I was back too from my own lost imagination.

Time sure flies!

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Over 4 months have gone by since our product launch and things have been going great! We haven't turned in the final proposal to Kaleid because we are still working on tiny modifications and new designs. We hope to get it done by the end of Summer after my dad's road trip.

Speaking of, Molly, on the other hand, shows no sign of stopping. We took a small drive to Big Sur to see what improvements she needs but it was smooth sailing for the most part. I was a bit afraid people would think bad things about us, however. As you know by now, the exterior doesn't seem inviting. People might think it was some kind of ex-prisoner transport van.

Certainly, as we zoomed pasts all the slow drivers, I could see their evil eyes gawking at us. I poked my head out the window to get some fresh air from the smelly interior the van came with but all the people staring at me made me very uncomfortable real quick.

 
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She finally decided to abide by the law and passed smog with flying colors. A lot of mechanical work is needed for her to be reliable for the trip. I was afraid of any 15yr old part deciding to become new during the trip. It was something that ran through my dad's tiny brain constantly and it would be a bummer for Molly to break down without any notice. We have been working hard to get her on the road ASAP.  

 
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After the mechanical issues get fixed, we will focus on the interior. 

Dad also needs Video 101  classes evidently.

 
 

At first, we wanted the interior to look "nice", but we'll leave it simple to keep cost down and have more money for dad to spend on the actual adventure. Some casharoo for rock climbing, snowboarding, kayaking, hot springs, and the usual tourist activities. More work to be done. 

 
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Lastly, noticed improvements in the quality of the pictures/videos?  Dad finally got his new phone. Although we wanted the Iphone X, we both agreed that it was too much on our wallet so we ended up switching to an android instead. Plus, we couldn't afford any more drama in our life, and with the batterygate scandal that happened recently, the Iphone was out of the picture.

Anyway, I hope to see you all next week!

Sincerely, Linus.