If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may recall that we had some damage to our previous front end paint. A spare fuel jug on the roof top sprung a leak and ran down the front of the van. The gas caused peeling, melting and general ugliness to the paint. Here … More Plasti-dip front end protection
The weather in Clarkdale Arizona started to turn cold, and we wanted none of that. We needed to turn in our Temporal Importacion Permit on the van before its expiration date. And our friends http://www.theslowdutchman.com were in Baja, so we decided to dash down to hang out. It was a great little respite for a … More A run to Baja for sun and sand
As we passed through Oregon again we made a few stops along the way. Our target was the Huckleberry Jam music festival in Idaho with Michael Franti as headliner. This would be our 6th Franti show! Yep, we are big fans. You may know him for this song- Sound of Sunshine The real bonus would … More A bit of Oregon and some hassles in Idaho!
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…..
What have we been up to since we returned from Australia? A lot and not so much….. depending on how you look at it. Read on for a general update on some van changes, short trips, family business and more. Taking care of family business meant selling off a lifetime collection of VW parts (nearly … More Family business and a few trips
(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!