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Getting a Little Dirty
Friday, Sep 22, 2006 from Winterset, Iowa
Posted: Sep 22, 2006 | 292 words | 0 Comments
Driving the Jeep Compass around has been fantastic! It’s the only thing that’s familiar to me on this trip and I love getting in and driving on a day like today. I just love driving it in general.
A little ways out of Winterset is a ford where the river passes through a campground. I went through it once, then again and again. Fun, fun, fun. I was at least able to rinse off the bottom of the Compass.
After driving on the rainy gravel roads yesterday it definitely needs a thorough wash, and none of that automated car wash stuff. It’s getting a thorough hand wash through and through like it deserves. I take pride in washing it and bringing back that shine.
From lastnight’s heavy rain there was one pretty muddy road where I had to put the Compass into four wheel drive. It was the first time using four wheel drive, but I saw the opportunity to use it and went for it.
The inside is getting a little messy. When I only two weeks ago everything was nicely organized and easy to get to. It’s already time to tidy it up again. So far living out of a car isn’t so bad. I really enjoy it.
There’s a song by Butterfly Boucher called “Another White Dash” and part of the lyrics read:
There is Something exciting about leaving everything behind There is something Deep and pulling leaving everything behind Something about having everthing You think you’ll ever need Sitting in the seat next to you
It sums up a lot about the trip, but really the driving experience. From town to town I have everything I need right beside me. I’m looking forward to the next long drive!