There is no better feeling, then the first drive to a destination after a fresh rebuild. The new engine is running great and the new gearbox is silent. Time to roll down the AC, put my foot on the cruise control, and start getting my break in mileage in.
My odometer read 24444, as I rolled out of Bobs Bug Barn. In 500 miles the bus will go in for a check up, and then head for Hawley Lake in the White Mountains. I spent some time in that region earlier in the season. The river was full of trout, the air smelled of tree sap. It was a 70 degree paradise and I can’t wait to get back.