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–
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!