The rear hatch window serves little purpose while driving. The post elsewhere on this website called “The chaos of the rear bumper” explains the items that are mounted on the back of the van. With the bikes, boxes and paddleboard back there, the driver cannot use the center mirror. We have also noticed that … More Rear hatch window coverage-
The sleeping area of our VW Vanagon has been modified to suit our needs. Through insulation, pegboard, L-brackets, paint and baskets we have made this area more functional, temperate and private. These are excellent solutions for anyone that is living full time in a van or vehicle. We often find ourselves in extreme temperatures. We … More Modifying and painting inside our van-
During the year and a half we completed a 32,000 mile road trip. We passed through all different climates and regions. We experienced cold and we experienced heat. And we experienced BUGS!!! We learned that we needed more screens! Especially when we want to leave the van windows open for circulation and cooling. We have screens … More Window screens by Skeeter Beater- bug control!
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!
Arriving onto Vancouver Island at Comox Harbor was a little confusing. Not because it was poorly signed, or dark, or misleading. But simply because Vancouver Island had been such an overwhelming target for us that we didn’t even know which way to turn. We wanted to see as much as possible in the limited time … More Vancouver Island 2016
The Canadian west is a beautiful area. We could have spent much more time exploring this area, and staying parked on logging roads filled with ferny forests and babbling creeks. We found some great people and great locations as we rolled through. Then we toured up the Sunshine Coast before we ferried to Vancouver Island. … More BC West and the Sunshine Coast -its a lobster and oatmeal lifestyle.
We crossed the border at Roosville out of Montana. It was a simple crossing with a few basic questions: How long will you be in Canada? Where are you going? I see you have dogs; I assume they are current on vaccinations? Do you have any fruits or vegetables? Do you have any weapons, ammunition … More Canada- Eastern BC 2016
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–