We really weren’t sure what to expect at the Equator. We have crossed the Tropic of Cancer a couple of times and posed at the sign. One crossing was in the Volkswagen Van during our time in Baja, Mexico. Another crossing was in the camper in mainland, Mexico. But we never saw any signs like … More Ecuador- The line that passes through!
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
Many Vanagon owners have given up on the good ol’ original refrigerator. Ours worked on electric and battery, but we never fiddled with the gas setting. However, we knew that it drew a lot of battery power – as it was just not as efficient as the newer compressor systems. It also has a lot … More Vanagon refrigerator option-
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!