Little did I know...
This vehicle has been the lemon everyone encounters at least once in their lives. It is notorious among my circle of friends. Every time I want to go somewhere, I play car roulette.
Why do I keep the car? Sometimes - fairly often actually - I ask myself the same question. The answer's complicated but basically comes down to sentiment:
Since I'm not ready to part with it and I'm pretty much stone broke these days, when my car breaks down I park it until I can save up enough money to fix it. I've become quite good at finding creative alternatives when it forces a change of plans.
This long weekend was a case in point. The car may have foiled my camping plans, but the weather was beautiful and springtime here in the Cowichan Valley is a wonderful thing. I made a point of getting out and enjoying my surroundings as much as possible, and managed to fit in some visits with friends and family too.
I'd hoped to share lots of camping trips with you this year but since I'm pretty much dependent upon transit, foot travel, and rides from friends for the time being, I've decided I'll take you along with me on my local adventures. We can explore southern Vancouver Island together. Look for my first post later this week.