7:16 p.m. - 2009-10-13
I guess we're moving home in December rather than July. Still coming to terms with this.
7:46 a.m. - 2009-10-03
The food is all included and it's like only 25km away from where we live. I've been there a few times with and without guests. Kind of has a feel of a Rennaisance Fair. They got the tribal thing goin' on. It's got the fire eater thing. They even play listenable worldly dance music. Not a bad way to wile away a few hours.
I also knew that one has to drive through some fairly soft dunes to get to the bowl of sand where it all takes place. They recommend you take a lot of air out of your tires to make the dunes easier to negotiate. I've not needed to do that for this place in the past. I just drop it into 4H and leave it in low and blast away. But one thing I always do is park it on a hill in order to have that momentum for the departure. Why oh why did I listen to the guy who wanted us down low? Both Neil, who has the higher perf FJ Cruiser and I got stuck; especially me who tried to rock it out. Anyway, we needed to at least let air out of the 'tyres' which we did. We both have air pumps.
I went up to the car earlier than he and just managed to get stuck worse. I didn't have anything to let the air out of the tires so I used a pen and counted to 60 for each tire.
Who would have thought that using the point of a ball tip pen would cause the ink to cover both of my hands -- it was dark.
My hands look like an Afghan voter. What a mess.
I chucked that high quality Staedtler pen off into the dunes. I was so pissed off.