We met up, made our plans and my shopping list, and I headed to his workshop the next day with lumber in tow! We banged out almost the whole frame / storage system in six hours.
Four out of six wheels on the Horizon Tour will be the Purple Prius Eater; a lifty and nifty 1998 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 2.7L four banger.
“The restless life of the nomad.”
Gotta love Gary Larson and the Far Side.
Gearing up to take off on the Horizon Tour and getting nervous in the best way. All my senses are tingling thinking about where I’m going to go first, how I’ll budget from place to place, the amazing things I’ll get to see. It’s becoming more and more apparent as the years pass that I am a happier person in a state of constant forward motion… restlessness is a side effect of excess energy.
Located in SE Portland right next to a similarly simply named pub called Beer with over 100 different bottled brews… these hole-in-the-wall style establishments are owned by the same guy. I haven’t had any sandwich or soup here that I haven’t liked.
For always roaming with a hungry heart
Much have I seen and known; cities of men
And manners, climates, councils, governments,
I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro’
Gleams that untravell’d world whose margin fades
For ever and forever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnish’d, not to shine in use!
– (excerpt from) Ulysses by Lord Alfred Tennyson
‘When freedom is outlawed, only outlaws will be free.’ There are outlaw maps that lead to outlaw treasures. Unwilling to wait for mankind to improve, the outlaw lives as if that day were here. Outlaws are can openers in the supermarket of life.