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#16 Humans and Hygiene Sticks

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We left the Olympic National place and went south. I told them to head south, away from all the rain. I am definitely the smartest one of us. I mean I am a lot older than them, you know, in the wise and experienced way.

I really don’t get humans (you’d think I would, I live with two of them, all the time. That’s a lot of time around humans, for a car). Yesterday was some special day for them, Emma said it was different than all the other days. It still rained, so I don’t know how it was different from all the other days, but whatever…Anyways, she said it was a day where you are supposed to eat a special thing called turkey (not the country, the food, Emma said that was a very important difference) and say thank you a lot. But I said I don’t think I like turkey, but I did say thank you when they gave me some gas. So I guess that counts. I am almost like a human! Before you know it I’ll be rolling on two wheels instead of four. That would just be ridiculous.

One thing they also do – like all the time – is put sticks in their mouths and rub them around for a few minutes. They did this after they ate the turkey, too. That’s why I picked this picture today – it is just so interesting to me that they do this. It seems so strange, and I don’t really understand the point. Emma said it’s like windshield wipers – they help to keep my windshield clean. Okay, well I understand that, of course, but that is outside and Sven can’t see anything if I don’t use them. But they do that inside, it can’t possibly help them see better. That doesn’t make a lot of sense. Silly humans.

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Big Emma is a VW Bus. She was born in 1975 and since then has been on many adventurous trips. She is currently on her most ambitious journey yet, traveling with her companions, Emma and Sven, from Alaska to Argentina.
Big Emma likes gasoline, roads, and Buddy. She’s not big on salt water or thieves.

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