Monday, June 26

Vacation, small town and Bonda

This weekend we are packing up and going on our first "vacation". We are leaving the state for just over a week and visiting friends and family. We are not going anywhere super spectacular, but it will be great! Ok, so I really could do without all the work that goes into getting everyone ready to go. And the 9 hour drive. And all the laundry and crap when we get back. BUT I'm so excited! This will also be the first time in close to a year where we've gone out of town as a family (with no work involved). I'll say it again, I'm excited!

The past day or so I have been thinking about where I grew up, since that happens to be one of our destinations. I grew up in a small town, smack dab in the middle of the US. They have a Wal-Mart, McDonalds, TacoBell, Sonic and that's about it! Small town WalMart only has 14 registers and usually only 5 or so of them are open. You get the point.

In SmallTown America owning a Honda is a big deal, a very big deal. Shortly after Josh and I got married we were on a visit to SmallTown and spotted a very interesting sight. It was a car that was 25% Honda and 75% Bondo. Subsequent visits had us pondering the status of the beloved Bonda. Most trips we'd drive across town (5 whole minutes!) and see how Bonda was coming along.

One visit in particular had us rather excited, Bonda had found a buddy! Bonda and Hondo had united, it was a freaky looking couple. Hondo got the better end of the deal though. He was comprised of at least 50% Honda and 50% Bondo. It also seemed that the owners of Bonda and Hondo were getting much better with their craftmanship for Hondo had a much smoother finish than the Bubbly Bonda.

The next visit had us even more excited for Bonda and Hondo had even more company After their union they seemed to have a baby, this was an exciting day indeed! This car was affectionatly dubbed Hobo as we were running out of punny options. Hobo was primer grey and hardly had a trace of bondo. At 95% Honda and only 5% bondo, Hobo was blessed with good genetics!

As I mentioned in my previous post, it's been about a year since we've been back to visit. I wonder what has become of Bonda, Hondo and Hobo...


Blogger Amie said...

Have fun at home. :) It doesn't look like we are going to be making it for a few weeks, if even then........our current van won't make the trip. :( Eat some Brahmns for me!



June 27, 2006 4:19 AM  
Blogger Doris said...

The things we always look for when going back home LOL

June 27, 2006 11:56 AM  

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