on july 17, 2009 my son jonathan and i arrived at LAX and jumped into a shuddle van to an address on rodeo drive in hollywood, california in search of a red 1977 bmw 320i offered for sale on ebay . . . i had already sent the owner $500 and honestly i was a bit fearful and excited at the same time . . . the sale was somewhat hurried . . . we took her for a drive around the block . . . small puffs of smoke at start up didn't overly concern me because the body had NO RUST at all . . . it is a typical southern california car . . .
after paying the owner the remainder of cask i owed jonathan and i jumped in and took off for the beach . . . due west . . . we stopped at several hotels in venice beach and after our fair share of looks those $400 + a night rooms we settled in at a beach front property and headed for the boardwalk for a view of the beach . . .
after a few short days of sun and fun in california jonathan and i set our gps due east and began a trip i will never forget . . .