Monday, August 30, 2010

Dreams do come true

It's not a car, it's not a truck, but it's why we found ourselves on the road, to Gypsum Co, six hours form home. Erik had just come off his thirty hour straight stretch of work, but the Camino was calling him. He took a short nap and then we set out to bridge the gap between us and his new "Hooptie Ride."

Erik called me last Sunday from work and asked me to hear him out. I was told to listen with an open mind before responding. He told me he had found a vehicle, it was $500.00 and he really wanted it. Before he said anything else I asked, "is it an El Camino?" He laughed out loud and confirmed my hypothesis.

Erik's very first vehicle was an El Camino and right before we got married, we had to sell it. We needed the money and couldn't take it with us to New York. As we watched it leave his Dad's driveway that day, I knew a piece of his heart went with it. I was happy to see it go, but it made me sad, to see him sad. He has had that hole in his heart ever since, until today that is!! Jose dropped the price to $450.00 and closed the deal!

So here is the best part. El Camino #1 gave birth to El Camino #2. That's right, we are proud owners of not one, but two El Caminos. He made us a deal, that couldn't be turned down.

When Jose presented us with the deal of a lifetime, I was of course giving Erik the, no way jose, look. He said one word, "camera." At that point, I could say no more, he knew exactly how to get me. He knew exactly what to say, to get what he wanted! Jose also threw in a fridge and made the deal irresistible! He also wanted to send us away with his pitbull puppy. Okay, that's were I draw the line!!

As we are pulling away from Jose's, I kind of went into shock. What the heck did I just agree too, are you kidding me. It all happened so fast, how did one ugly car, turn into two ugly cars, in a matter of minutes? Seriously Erik!!!!! Erik is beyond stoked, laughing, and totally enjoying the purchase he just made. I am excited for him, also laughing, but also freaking out!

Here they are, in all their glory, parked at their new casa!!!

Oh, yeah, he also threw in a camper shell for the Super Sport! Oh joy!!!

Ella likes to say we own two Ella Caminos!!!
The grey one made it all the way from Gypsum and then died in our driveway! Now, we have two non-working beauties out front!! But, one day, they will shine!!

Literal Spanish meaning of El Camino is "The road."

Yes, that is our new fridge in the back! Our neighbors are probably so jealous and think we are way cool!

With me in the driver seat, Erik pushed this baby off the back of the car trailer, we had rented! At that point, all I could do was laugh, as I watched him struggle to inch us off, little by little, by the light of the moon!! It took awhile, but we got her parked right out front, for all to see! It was one o'clock in the morning! Again, our neighbors think we are cool!

The mullet-mobile

Erik has big plans for these babies! Future posts to come, I'm sure!!!

When I looked up the definition of El Camino online, I came across some quotes that made me laugh.

1.basically a mullet. business in the front, party in the back.
A:dude i like your mullet
B: i don't have a mullet
A: i know I'm talking about your El Camino

2. The front is like a car
The back is like a truck
The front is where you drive
The back is where you ...

3. A car in front, and a truck in the back. The coolest, mulletest car ever.

4. best kind of car ever, if you don't think so you suck
a car is just a car, but an El Camino, is a lifestyle

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  1. The mullet-mobile made me laugh out loud. That's too funny. Is that a pre-requisite to driving it then? :)

  2. I found your blog on the monday blog hop of blogfrog today and i'm so glad! what great pictures and i look forward to watching your adventures!

  3. Dad says"Congrats on your new ride" he thinks it's the coolest thing ever. When I showed him the pics he sayed, those are great cars. He's in Love.Dad says if he caN DO A Bus, Erik can do Ella Cominos...And when we have the Bus working we are going to do a cruise night. Ella Camino will lead the pack.Ye Ha.............

  4. this is beautiful! love it. beautiful beautiful kids. i will be following! follow me if you like. :) -sarah