As I was taking the Faery to school this morning, it occurred to me that it was probably time to post something in here.
I parked the car in our usual spot, about a block away from the school. We got out, began walking up the street, and I began contemplating what to write...
...then I looked up and was greeted by this magnificent sight.
Is that not the most fabulous motor home you've ever seen?
If I had to pick a favourite era - in terms of style - it would be art deco (followed closely by the 1950s and 60s). Judging by the millions of blogs out there, I'm hardly unique but hey - the heart loves what it loves.
I could not stop gawking, and neither could all the other people who were walking past. Now, that is photoworthy, I thought, and whipped out my phone for some snaps.
As soon as I was back home, I googled 'decoliner' (the words on the side) and found this website. Quite an amazing feat. The owner - Randy Grubb - is an automotive artist, and used the chassis of a 1973 GMC motor home and a 1955 truck cabin to make this. I can only be in awe of such creativity and cleverness.
And yes, that is a steering wheel on the top deck of the motor home - I couldn't see one inside. There is footage on YouTube of this being driven around Portland, Oregon, before the exterior looked as shiny as it does today.
I love how an ordinary morning can turn up something that's extraordinary so that before I know it, my blog has practically written itself.
PS - I am going to miss the Picnik site when it's gone in April. It's provided so much photo-tweaking fun.