Driving along the winding coast

prefer to go where I enjoy most

this tiny café for morning toast

another for the most charming host


linger for lunch over a fresh pot roast

baked spuds well deserving a boast

plenty of coffee to ensure I’m dosed

meandering around every outpost


yet if my car should break down

back-up is in the very next town

the mechanic there a bit of a clown

flaunts about in his sequenced gown


causes many an onlooker to frown

so he gesticulates a rather rude noun

life is meant to be colourful never brown …


Carrot Ranch Challenge, February 28, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the term backup. You can back up or have a backup, just go as the prompt leads!