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#160 I am Going to Teleport!


Sven, my engine is running, but I don’t know if I can make it all the way back to Illinois on my own. It doesn’t feel like it did before I got stuck in the river. What if I have to be towed back to Illinois? 

We don’t want to tow you, said Sven. That would also be really expensive. So I said, What does expensive mean? Is it like embarrassing? But Sven said it wasn’t and it wasn’t important.

We will need to put you in a container and ship you to the States, said Sven. I told Sven I don’t know what that means. Can I go in an aeroplane instead? But Sven said I couldn’t fly in an aeroplane because they don’t let cars on aeroplanes. 

Well where is the container, and how does it get me to Illinois? I asked. Sven said, That’s how humans get fast from one place to another without a car. It’s called teleporting. We are almost done cleaning you, so tomorrow we will drive you to the teleporter. 

Okay, as long as I don’t have to go on a boat, I said. I don’t want to get stuck in the ocean, too.


Photo by Caro Gesch


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Big Emma

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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