... and if she goes along, then we're going to have to bring our Odyssey (because what's a Lemons Rally without a Honda?)
Well, that'll be two of us, then. All we have here for now are Hondas and Acuras. My "deadest of dead" hasn't been driven since 2017 and is the one that needs so much to get back on the road. But it's also the most "art-worthy" as the paint has mostly failed, and it has serious weight reduction, so it's a perfect canvas for the theme I really wanted to do for the RMB rally but couldn't work on due to weather (my garage is all storage space right now).
Tough call though, since before all this hyper-inflation started, I wanted to get rid of this most turd-worthy of vehicles to make room for a 4x4 build (I wanted to have something ready for the Winter 4x4 Jamboree next January), or to get a convertible project car (something my better half and I would use all summer). I really don't know if I want to keep this old thing, only to use it a few weeks out of the year.
My other option is the spare car, but I can only decorate it in removable vinyl stickers, many of which I'd have to cut myself since nothing exists for the theme I have in mind. But the gas mileage is 35-40 on the highway. That's lookin' really good right about now. This one needs the piston rings replaced, cylinders honed, valve seals replaced, AC compressor replaced, and the headliner fixed (tired of it floppin' like a big ol' interior wind sail)...and dang it, the brand new ball joint from last summer is already going bad. But I have everything but the valve seals and ball joint already on hand and ready to go.
Yeah, I wanted to do the Great River Road also. But I've seen hotel prices go up 50% or more over the past few years, and gas is getting unreasonable, so the RBR may be my last one for the year if I do it. Hopefully if things look up and I can get time off next year, I can try to do the GRR.
Driver of soul-sucking appliances in the Rust Belt.