I recently noticed a phenomena about time. It appears that time moves faster when we’re stationary in one place vs. when we’re living life in the van on the move.
I know, it sounds reversed right, but after conducting several controlled experiments here in Huanchaco, this definitely appears to be the case. Every time I turn around, it’s Saturday again. Where are these weeks going?
Stevie buying our daily fruit from the neighborhood street vendor
I guess the time has been sucked up by a never ending list of projects and errands. Believe me, I know how stupid that must sound. What could we possibly have to do that would fill a page long list? Trust me… lots of stuff.
I finally got all the repairs done on the van, including the electrical on the solar panel. Now the van is safe back in storage where it will remain until the end of March when I do a border run back to Ecuador to renew our vehicle permit again.
We’ve been spending a lot of time in Trujillo lately (our closest large city). Since the van is in storage we end up spending a lot of time in taxi cabs.
Trujillo is an interesting city. It has just about everything you need, but as with everything in Peru, finding and securing anything is always a big mission.
The dogs are doing well. Stevie is doing a great job of taking care of them.
We received a lot of fan requests to put the GoPro camera on Mongo for a night. In the end I decided against it. It wasn’t for fear of losing the camera. I’d like to see someone try to take a GoPro off Mongo’s head. Ha! Good luck. No, my decision came down to content. I’m not sure I’d be comfortable uploading a video full of
Bar fights and sex on the beach
That’s what we’d see people. Trust me.
In Mongo’s most recent street brawl he came close to losing an eye.
Overall Mongo is really coming along though.
When we found him several months ago he was malnourished, had worms, was blind in one eye, had fighting wounds on his body, and had a tick born disease called ehrlichiosis.
Now we’re down to just the fighting wounds and he’s living in the lap of luxury!
He just finished his 6 week cycle of medicine to kill the ehrlichiosis. He’s gained 10 pounds, has a nice shiny coat, and just got his first full round of vaccinations. He eats raw beef 3 meals a day and is learning yoga. I think he’s happy. (We haven’t told him about the next vet appointment yet…someone is going to lose something very soon.)
And so the time passes by in Sprinter Life.