Today I was looking back thru old emails and blog drafts and came across a link from a hobo friend named Lloyd.
The Road Bandit – is basically what Vern and I set out to do when we started the Hobosoul, except that he’s actually doing it. 27 year old Randy Primm, native of Seattle, WA is on the road, videoing his whole experience. Editing periodic episodes, doing crazy stuff, all in a motorhome.
Why do I post this now, you ask? His latest episode (from July) delves into the “Master Cleanse” diet…one of the very hair-brained ideas that Vern and I thought would be good for us (plus hilarious) on camera. (Short description of the diet: you “eat” only a beverage made of fresh squeezed lemons, distilled water, grade B maple syrup and cayenne pepper, you drink (read: chug) a half gallon of warm salt water in the morning and a laxative tea at night). The difference between ours: for some reason, we thought that it’d be ok to drink wine while on the diet. Aftermath and great stories to come in the forthcoming Winnebago Experience documentary. You can catch up on the Road Bandit’s experience in the video below.
In lieu of posting something about Sundance 2011, I’m choosing today to post something short about an amazing Japanese mobile home. Sundance pictures will come soon, but in the meantime, this blog (and this topic) have been quiet for too long.
Another link from Hobo Friend Ron, you’ll find a camping car that converts to two stories. Doesn’t look half bad either, we probably would have gotten less than half the amount of complaints had this been our home in LA.
I apologize for lack of updates lately, but we’ve been busy. Very busy. And you’ll begin to see fruits of that in the coming weeks, starting with this update.
The Hobosoul, while still unofficial, has started it’s journey into brewing beers. We’ve started small, with this 5 gallon batch. It is (was–I drank it all already) a Nut Brown Ale, made with a recipe/kit from Oak Barrel Winecraft in Berkeley, CA. Very tasty it was, much like a Newcastle or any other brown ale you may have tried. It’s step one. Step two was a British Porter, but I’ll save pics from that until later.
We’ve purchased a 5D Mark ii for both our video and photography work. In the coming weeks/months, we’ll have a handful of stuff to release, as we’ve been working hard on at least 4 ‘for pleasure projects’ and are in the midst of a few corporate gigs. And to top it all off, we’ll be revamping our Projects Page and our Reel to further streamline our operation. It’s a busy time for the Hobosoul.
The wedding was pretty much the best wedding ever. The ceremony, held at Caspers Wilderness Park, was beautiful. A natural amphitheater, formed by a clearing in the forest and our guests, surrounded the spot where we began our lives together. The reception, thrown at our friends’ house in Orange, CA, could not have been more appropriate. A bunch of friends, celebrating a big day, together. Eating, drinking, dancing and singing. It was fantastic. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been living in the motorhome for over four years. In all that time, I’ve had no water pressure. I took a cold shower once, by turning on the air compressor and ducking under the drip that came from the showerhead. It was not worth it one bit. I’ve attempted to fix the entire system multiple times, all have turned up failures. It’s been a long road…and I think that I’m finally done.
Junior has been quite the frustrating friend lately. Just last week on our ride back from Orange County, he started pouring coolant everywhere. Not sure how long, not sure how it started. Today, I had a flat tire.
In LA’s most recent discovery of a ‘underground’ homeless encampment, CNN brings us underneath the 10 freeway in downtown Los Angeles where the homeless have found a very “Teenage Mutant Ninja” style homestead. Apparently, 10 homeless people made this their living quarters, but it looks like many more could. Read the rest of this entry »