Tuesday, Jeri Rowe, a columnist with the Greensboro News and Record, came out to interview us. The article will appear tomorrow, Sunday, but that’s not what this post is about. After much chat about how we prepared, what concerns we have, what the rally rules are, he finally asked, “OK, with all this seriousness, what do you do for fun?” My first thought was, nothing. This rally will take all our time and attention. Then I realized, yes, we do have some things that we will do, just for fun. No other purpose. So here is my first, Just-For-Fun story.
Many of you may know that it is common for Beetles to have a bud vase on the dashboard. Even the New Beetles have a plastic one. But the Type 1 VWs had a ceramic one on the dash. I wanted one. So Ed called Mid American Motorworks- it was not listed in their catalog but yup, they had them. So, for my birthday last June, he gave me one, installed the holder and voila. I have an New-old bud vase. My goal is to pick fresh flowers all along our route, all across the US, Asia, and Europe and mark our trip with flower-power! Just for fun. I’ll photograph them too and document our progress-for fun.
It seems only fitting since it is April in N.Carolina that we start with dogwood in the vase. So you see, we have started the fun!
The odometer reads 78077. Our starting milaege on the road to Paris.