Okay this is what I signed up for! No we didn’t spend the day by a fancy pool in a gated community sipping pina coladas which is what I THOUGHT I was signing up for. Today we went for a spin around the neighborhood in our finally finished ‘restored’ golf cart. Over dirt piles, into potholes, around roosters and horses and dogs. We picked up children along the way and stopped for a lunch in a tiny new restaurant – less than $10 for 2 giant meals including soup, drink and dessert!
This golf cart has been my husband’s project over the past few weeks – Grant cannot be at peace unless he is fixing something. And this REALLY needed fixing. It had been donated to the orphanage and the children had used it as an experiment to figure out how things work. Wires were pulled off, tires were shredded, the oil tank was full of water and the gas tank was full of toys. We even pulled an MP3 player out of some random crevice yesterday. Before going to Canada we had ordered all the needed parts to get this thing back on the road – we picked up some in Montana, had more shipped from Arizona. We drove into Vallarta to get vinyl for the seats and had a local guy sew them up. So today we set out exploring some of the back roads between our house and the orphanage. We waved at old grandpas wearing sombreros and sitting on broken chairs outside their homes. We were chased halfheartedly by the neighbor dogs and laughed at by toddlers in diapers. It was just fun and it reminded me why we are doing this – to see life through a childlike lens of joy and simplicity. Today I felt like a kid – and it was fun!
Check out the progression….
What on earth have they done to this thing???
We’re on the road but it looks like we’re heading to war
Some paint…. some upholstery….. a top….
Ready to pick up some passengers and hit the road!
A bit nervous about what his next project will be….