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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
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!