Daily Sprinter Life…

I recently noticed a phenomena about time. It appears that time moves faster when we’re stationary in one place vs. when we’re living life in the van on the move.

I know, it sounds reversed right, but after conducting several controlled experiments here in Huanchaco, this definitely appears to be the case. Every time I turn around, it’s Saturday again. Where are these weeks going?

Stevie buying our daily fruit from the neighborhood street vendor

I guess the time has been sucked up by a never ending list of projects and errands. Believe me, I know how stupid that must sound. What could we possibly have to do that would fill a page long list? Trust me… lots of stuff.

I finally got all the repairs done on the van, including the electrical on the solar panel. Now the van is safe back in storage where it will remain until the end of March when I do a border run back to Ecuador to renew our vehicle permit again.

We’ve been spending a lot of time in Trujillo lately (our closest large city). Since the van is in storage we end up spending a lot of time in taxi cabs.

Trujillo is an interesting city. It has just about everything you need, but as with everything in Peru, finding and securing anything is always a big mission.

The dogs are doing well. Stevie is doing a great job of taking care of them.

We received a lot of fan requests to put the GoPro camera on Mongo for a night. In the end I decided against it. It wasn’t for fear of losing the camera. I’d like to see someone try to take a GoPro off Mongo’s head. Ha! Good luck. No, my decision came down to content. I’m not sure I’d be comfortable uploading a video full of

Bar fights and sex on the beach

That’s what we’d see people. Trust me.

In Mongo’s most recent street brawl he came close to losing an eye.

Overall Mongo is really coming along though.

When we found him several months ago he was malnourished, had worms, was blind in one eye, had fighting wounds on his body, and had a tick born disease called ehrlichiosis.

Now we’re down to just the fighting wounds and he’s living in the lap of luxury!

He just finished his 6 week cycle of medicine to kill the ehrlichiosis. He’s gained 10 pounds, has a nice shiny coat, and just got his first full round of vaccinations. He eats raw beef 3 meals a day and is learning yoga.  I think he’s happy.  (We haven’t told him about the next vet appointment yet…someone is going to lose something very soon.)

And so the time passes by in Sprinter Life.





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  1. mamatuyas says:

    Ouch Mongo. Does it have to happen? Will he stop fighting then? Hey has he ever bit a human?

    • don’t worry, he’s never bit a human. He’s just a street dog so he’s really territorial against other dogs.

  2. Mongo my pooch,
    I did my best to lobby to keep the jewels. I really believe for a couple reason that it’s for the best. Mom and dad really loved you and were there when you hit your bottom. Dude look at yourself when Mom found you, Dad has pictures. They nursed you back to health spent money and time and stayed up late at night worrying when you would go on your sex, fights and general delinquency runs.
    They have been good adopted parents to a rebelious bad ass.
    Look at the charmed life you live now! I would trade places with you in a heartbeat Mr, Mongo ! So (as if you have a choice) Hope the snip-n-sear is as smooth as a Friday night on the town playi’n Mongo’s wing man.

  3. Hmm, I certainly do agree with the time thing. I’ve been stationary for just over a year. For sure, I was a lot more productive with my writing work while on the road. Less interruptions and distractions when I camped out in the wilds. Might be heading up your way in the next few months!

  4. Somehow that last pic of Mongo shows a little suspicion in the eyes…you sure he hasn’t figured it out!!?? 🙂 You can always go for Neuticles so he, nor the other street scrappers, would notice his altered state! http://www.neuticles.com you could even do a Mongo Teste-monial. Also do you mind taking a picture of just the floor (maybe this has already been on Sprinter Life…I’ve missed a bit of info online lately… but it is gorgeous. Is it all inlay or?? Hope all is well



  5. Anonymous says:

    It’s been a while since you posted. Miss your blogs!
    (no pressure or anything) . . . . .

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