Living full time in a VW Vanagon has become a routine for Mike and Geneva. Preparing meals, storing food, checking the engine and making use of the limited space are all a part of the daily routine. There are a few items we have which make these functions simpler. We have installed two custom … More Storage and meals in a VW Vanagon
The Olympic Peninsula in Washington is much more than the Olympic National Park. We explored just a few places of beauty and surprise. But this is an area worthy of much more time! We covered a lot of miles on the coastlines of Washington state! Our first night was along the banks of a small river, … More A quick trip around the Olympic Peninsula
We drove through the woods to two different campsites. The first one we nicknamed Mosquito Marsh. We did not even take any photos because it was rough to be outside. It was in a beautiful part of the Targhee Forest, but much to close to a mushy creek bed that served as mosquito breeding grounds. … More Idaho- just passing through for the USA birthday!
We left Arizona bound for cooler climates. Anywhere north that would offer us a reprieve from the heat, with unknown destinations in mind. Ultimately we hope to get to Canada for a while. So we finished the tasks on the van and loaded her up with three dogs, two adults and a teenaged boy! It … More Lets get out of the heat of Arizona…..
In May, 2016 we packed up the van and headed to Kino Bay for a few weeks. Bahia de Kino is located about 5 hours South of the US border crossing in Nogales, Arizona. It is one hour from the capital of the state of Sonora, Mexico- Hermosillo. We lived in this community back … More A few weeks in Mexico–
(I know that a few of you are waiting to hear about Australia- but before I can do that, I have to wrap this up.) Installing the shiny new crate motor in the van was an interesting process. The obvious task was the work to be done with removal of the old engine. But there … More Engine installation final steps-
While we are parked at home base, we have had the opportunity to host a few different van-visitors! This yard offers plenty of parking space, a small, well-equipped workshop, a fenced dog-yard and plenty of nearby tourist attractions. If you are in the area of Clarkdale, Arizona….. let us know!
Back in 2010 we were in the same position as many Vanagon owners. We had begun to experience issues with the stock rebuild and were looking for something more reliable. We loved our van but just wanted to be able to get up a hill and travel a decent distance between overheating, coolant tank dances, … More Motor story; Bostig. A post by Mike!