Sunday, June 9, 2013

A trip into the unknown (and back)

Guess its a good time to update this little ol' blog, dontcha know? ;D

So here we are, in June, almost halfway through the year already! Where did it all go? D: Seems like it was only yesterday that I was complaining about the cold, and now I'm complaining about the hot, warm weather.

But I'll take the warm weather. Especially after having to deal with the cold MAY...while I was on a little trip across the Midwest US. :B

 Last month, me and my dad went on a little road trip up to Minnesota. We went to pick up a 1954 Flxble Bus that was for sale. The bus was pretty good condition for being up in the woods for the past few years. And it still was driveable! So we figured it would be a fairly easy trip bringing it back down to N.M.

Ha ha haaaa. Wrong.

We didn't even make it out of Minnesota on the first day back. xD We broke down outside of Minneapolis/St.Paul. The bracket holding the air compressor would keep coming loose, eventually breaking and having to be welded back together. So we would get it fixed/tightened. Drive 50 miles or so and have to stop and fix it again. xD We did this over the course of 6-7 days, having to stop and fix something every few miles (fan belt, overheating, oil). We slowly made our way across Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, a snippet of Oklahoma, and Finally...back into New Mexico.

Once we got past Kansas City, the bus did fairly good. We were making good time until we got into Dodge City. The bus wasn't used to the warm weather so we had to let it cool down every few miles.

But we finally made it home. Mostly in one piece too. xD

Even though the trip back was tough, it was still worth it in the end. This is a unique bus, mostly because other models from the same year of it are different. This bus was custom made to have a higher roof. Other buses will have a lower roof and a "sunken" walkway down the middle. And it's in much better shape than other ones my dad has looked at.

Also, it's quite the attention-getter. Wherever we went, people would come and look at it, take pictures, look around in side. It was really strange. xD I know its a cool, retro looking bus, but holy cow. You think people never saw one before. Even now,  here at home, we get at least one person a day coming by to look at it. xD

So that was the magical mystery tour. The first one anyways. xD I'll probably be doing it again come July, as I plan to go to AnthroCon in Pittsburgh. :D

So, along side collecting buses, I've still been doodling here and there. Right before the trip I started working on a new character (because I just had to have another one for my collection xD). This here is Puye, a Native American horse guy. (Figured I'd make someone to annoy Aether and Sidern with :D)

 I also started working on a new little project...I now have a tumblr account! :D 

J's 505 Blog is my tumblr page, or in this case, Jamie's tumblr page. This will be a blog of my guys (mostly Jamie) taking pics of themselves in bathrooms or anywhere else they happen to find a mirror. xD  But, I plan to or want to make this a interactive experience. Sort of like those "Ask me" pages you see with characters. I also will be doing prize sketches of people's characters to post on the blog too. I'll be making another, formal announcement on FA soon, letting everything else know about it.

So I think that will do it for this post. Thanks for reading! :D