Last month, I was invited to attend the Toyota TWIN Camp. Our family has been avid fans of Toyotas, particularly the Land Cruiser.
Andy is totally into it, and it’s his not-so secret obsession.
What’s funny, is that I’ve now, by osmosis, come to appreciate (and yes, maybe even kinda love) this quirky four wheeling hunk of metal myself. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not something I spend hours online reading about (ahem) or anything…but this funny thing happens when you are married: you start to like each other’s likes. Even if it’s something super out of character.
So, when they told us we would be visiting the Toyota Museum (who knew it even existed?!) I was super excited.
Like, borderline Disneyland excited.
Look, it surprised even me.
Because I knew there would be Land Cruisers. Land Cruisers in pristine condition. Rare Land Cruisers.
Like this blue and white ultra rare one.
Again, I surprised myself with how much I enjoyed this. Quit being all judgy. ;)
And this one made me laugh.
Because most of the girls likely saw nothing but an oxidized, rusted hunk of gross.
I, on the other hand, saw two things:
1) a really cool old LC that was actually in pretty great condition.
2) a peek into a future inhabitant of my garage. Since before we even had kids, Andy has always dreamed of one day buying an ooooollllldddd rusty, falling apart Cruiser for our kid when they are about 13-14 years old. Spending countless weekends with his son/daughter restoring it. Even if it takes years. And ultimately, that restored Cruiser will belong to said kid…who will have learned anything and everything there is to know about “wrenching” on a car…and be able to fix anything that breaks.
It’s his version of homeschooling.
The piece de resistance though, was this completely redone army green LC.
I think I took about 65 pictures of it. You know, for Andy.
Toyota has way cooler roots than you.
Loving the vintage fonts!
And then there was this mustard yellow pick up.
Which had me reminiscing HARD.
My first car was this same truck (okay, with a cruddier white paint job)…no power steering, stick shift…the thing nickel and dimed my poor teenage self to death…but man, do I remember driving this thing around thinking I was the coolest, baddest chick evah.
I just SMILE when I look at this picture. So many memories.
Are you into something that you normally wouldn’t be, simply because your husband digs?
Disclosure: I was selected for participation in the TWIN community through a program with Clever Girls Collective. I did not receive any compensation for writing this post, or payment in exchange for participating. The opinions expressed herein are mine, and do not reflect the views of Toyota.