Monday, March 16, 2009


Let me tell you all about Marilyn. She is perfect. Anything we need from her, we get. She has everything we need. In a car. Dan and I just bought a 1985 Mazda e1800 van to tour around Australia in. We figured, instead of paying for accomodations all the time, dealing with cleaning ladies, snoring women, and transportation costs, we'll buy a van, a one time purchase, and have only gas to pay for. And let me tell you all, we scored big time! This van is the perfect travel van. We paid $2500 for her, and she's got a recently rebuilt engine, all the belts are fine and the tires are like new. The manual tranny is fine except for being a little loose, and there's enough room inside her for everything we need. So starting tonight, we sleep in the van. We bought all our gear like a stove, water container, but the great thing about Marilyn is, she comes with almost everything we need! A cooler, a wicked fishing rod, pots and pans, knives, forks, and more! Even a bodyboard. So from now on, our posts might not be as continuous, but I'll defenitely try to keep updates on what Dan and I do. Time to hit the road!

Po Polsku:

Kupilem samochod! Razem z kolegiem Dan, kogo poznalem tutaj w australii, kupilismy wana kturego mozna zobacyc na tych zdieciach! Nie boj sie, tato, robilismy zdiencia przy czerwonym swietle. Teraz zachyna sie prawdziwa podroz!

Dan, Eric, Rob, Derek, and me
Dan Driving (Bob Marley is playing in the background)
Right after we bought her:
Not - so - cramped: