All successful expeditions must rely on highly trained crews to take care of day to day needs as well as the occasional breakdown or emergency. The same is true of the Big Beastly Adventure. Nui will be doing the driving but it is a known fact that to keep the Beast on the road requires nerves of steel, eyes of a hawk and both hands white-knuckled on the wheel. This, of course, leads to a problem with what to do about idiot drivers who tail-gate, cut you off or, in some cases, have no clue how to merge onto a highway in front of a rapidly moving RV and Toad.
What the voyage needed was a Communications Engineer. A veteran traveller, Road Rage Rita (aka Trailer Trash, aka Recreational Rita), volunteered her services to, when appropriate, provide the proverbial one-finger salute which is the universal signal to other drivers that something is amiss and they need to fix it. She demonstrated her manual dexterity at a recent wedding, when she awed family members with her ability to not only salute with her right hand but with her left - and sometimes simultaneously. Skills like that are rare indeed - so it is an honor that Road Rage Rita has agreed to take on this important function.
The voyage to southern climes begins next week. None too soon, either..... it snowed in Sudbury this morning!