I really love my 1988 Mazda B2200, with a canopy and a bed in the back. Her name is Jill and she is one of the best things I have ever bought, thank you son.

She transported me to great adventures from the home in Idaho, across all of the States in the West. I would take the summers off from my bus driving job, and just drive.

Now she's been treating me to the East. I keep her in top condition and she rewards me with reliability. Currently has around 256,000 miles on her, stripped the emission controls off, replaced with a Weber carb and a header.

She's also been in a garage or under a canopy since I've had her, so her exterior is holding up well.

Why have I assigned her the gender specific name of Jill? When I drove it into Idaho it had no name and no gender, until I parked it out in our back forty, nose to nose with my big black seventies era lifted Chevy Silverado, named Jack.

This post was created at a Motel 6 in Metropolis, IL, using my phones wifi. Peace...