We spent our first night in Pennsylvania camped very near Three Mile Island. Mike thought it was funny that this elaborate evacuation plan was posted near our campsite. Fortunately we did not hear the sirens in the night. We enjoyed a breakfast the next morning at the local diner, where we have learned to sit … More Pennsylvania- chocolate, family and friendship!
Virginia- The arrival to Virginia was rainy. We seem to be hauling the rain clouds with us. Our first night was at Fairy Stone State Park. (You will have to look up what a Fairy Stone is!) Uneventful and restful night in the trees. The morning brought more drizzling rain as we launched out for … More Virginia- man caves, battlefields and ponies!
The answer to “Where have they been?” is almost as interesting as “Where are they going?” Here is a little graphic to indicate the places we have been thus far. Click on the photo to make it larger!
The man in the uniform approached us briskly. We hesitated, thinking surely he wasn’t looking for us! But apparently he was…… “Hey, are you the slowcarfasthouse people? I’ve read some of your blog and when I saw the van I said, drop me off here!” And that is how we met John a museum curator … More Smoky Mountains, Appalachia, Blue Ridge Highway and Hot Springs
After the VW show we started towards Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. Our first geocache grab was at the quirky Wigwam Motel in Tennessee. Then we crossed into Kentucky. These states blended together into a serious of back roads, small highways and little general stores broken up by large open swaths of land that … More Kentucky (by way of Tennessee)
We rolled in to East Ridge, Tennessee pretty late at night. It wasn’t hard to find the collection of VW’s, even in the dark. They were gathered in a gritty parking lot, camped in all manner of chaos. All of the campers awaiting the opening of Bug-A-Paluza 17 the next morning. We joined ranks and … More Tennessee VW Event-
Leaving Florida took much longer than expected. And it took a piece of us! We loved the scenery, the beaches and the wonderful people we met while we were there. We did not love the difficulty finding reasonable camping and the general expense of things from food to RV parks. But Georgia snapped us quickly … More Georgia on my mind
We whipped around the tip of the peninsula and had an amazing time! Our toes got stuck in the sand for several days in The Keys. And then we dashed up the East coast of The Sunshine State as things started heating up. The photos below will tell the story of the Florida finale’ through … More Florida finale’
There are some unique features added to the front of our van. These items evolved over time into what you see here. And they may continue evolving by the time we reach your driveway! Both items add strength in the event of a front-end collision, and help protect critical parts of the van. In addition, … More Front tool boxes for storage and safety
We wrapped up our days in the Tampa Bay area with a few more fun stops. Our hosts were amazing tour guides and made sure that every day was packed with fun, adventures and food. We went to the local power plant to look in their canal. I mean seriously, if you are a nasty, … More Manatees, Dali and food trucks!