I almost feel like I robbed a bank or something as I carefully drove our brand new Jeep Wrangler out of the station parking lot to embark on my first long weekend road trip. Not only was I the last vehicle to make the ferry, but I thought that I looked pretty damn cool in this baby. WHEN YOU DON’T SLEEP BECAUSE REALITY IS BETTER THAN YOUR DREAMS!
I think that’s something fancy people call “dream come true?”
Owning a Jeep was always my dream car as a kid and this Wrangler doesn’t disappoint. The handling is so smooth for windy, abandoned roads, yet it’s the most powerful and safe-feeling vehicle I’ve ever been behind. Also wanna point out the speaker system is like WOW, I’m never gonna let anyone tell me to turn it down again.
Also, FUEL EFFICIENCY. I drove up and down the west coast and only spent $70 on a tank of gas for four days of gallivanting. This included camping, lying in a hammock, reading next to the ocean, eating the best tacos, picking up growlers of beer from two different coastal craft breweries, hanging with puppies, hiking near waterfalls, and cruising through used book stores [all versions of my perfect long weekend adventure road trip].
There’s a new thing called an idle-free engine, which, because I drive an old-ass car usually means that the engine cuts while idling so you’re not burning fuel or killing the world more than necessary. WHAT?
Next time you see it, she’ll be dressed up in PEAK logos but I can’t wait to take her out on another road trip this summer. She is the perfect companion [we just need to name her, any suggestions?]. Thank you to our friends at BC Jeep Dealers and Jeep Canada!!!!
I am in LOVE. Our new Jeep Wrangler is divine; it’s always been my dream vehicle and this weekend it was my reality as I cruised off in freedom on a solo road trip along the west coast. It was the perfect companion for sing alongs, windy abandoned roads, camping between the trees, and driving right onto the ocean shore. Thank you to our generous friends at @jeepca who have also ensured this is both fuel efficient and powerfully safe for those summer adventures [seriously, the engine shuts off for no idle time ever and I spent $70 in gas for four days of exploring the depths of the coast. I consider this incredible]. Next time I’m taking the top off! – @caseyjoloos
it’s the simple things I crave. escaping noise and tall glass towers for abandoned windy roads and songs you find yourself giving into completely with no one to yell at you to turn it down. give me old gas pumps and cash only smiles, where finding someone walking around bumping into things behind their screen is as vacant as the motels. we collect like moss in the familiar anonymity, hunting for a déjà vu that’s new. savouring slow moments with too many carafes of coffee, thumbing through print zines and learning about the emergence of peace-punk and crust-metal. a little girl asks, “are you an adult?” and I inquired, “what makes an adult?” and when she said, “when you have babies” I both laughed and cringed. then I threw it all on the fire, melted myself into a grand fragrance of smoke and s’mores where the bugs nest in my hair and I am giddy to feel their tickles. give me your tiny towns with assembled solo video rental stores next to an actual bowling alley next to the original barber shop and the fresh tattoo parlour. I get lusty for these dreamy and serene escapes, where the sea salt resides on my skin a little longer, crystallizes there while I see the new in the dusty used book stores. so grateful I am that they’re alive and chugging along in business or perhaps only in kindly pleasantries for passerbys, scooping up finds like they’re puppies worth rescuing. pierce my heart with sunlight slicing through fir and rejuvenating waves from the sea that remind us what a tiny speck we truly are and that our made up problems are mocked by centuries of cycles. a man scrapes paint from shingles and I notice that the birds are louder than my thoughts. finally. I am found most true carving time and space everywhere and yet nowhere.