Dumont Stage

Kristy and the Muddy Beast

Phil has a grown daughter working as a veterinarian in New Zealand. Kristy Motz remembers with nostalgia her dad's four-wheel-driving in the desert. So, she bought herself a big, new, shiny Ford 4X4 (which she named "The Beast") equipped it with the obligatory massive roo guards, and engine air intake higher than the roof, and joined the 4-wheel-drive aficionados in New Zealand. New Zealand is not a desert; there they don't do rock-crawling, they do mud. Man, do they do mud! Kristy's first outing with The Beast was for the sole purpose of getting it as mud bedecked as possible. When I in my simplicity said "I don't want to paint your kids," I could never have even imagined this scenario.