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!
Our arrival was uneventful. We did not even arouse enough suspicion for a search at the border. But he did ask if we had pepper spray, and I could answer with a solid “NO”. I just hope no one finds the foil wrapped package in the zipper bag hidden under a log back in Maine, … More Bay of Fundy area
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!
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 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 stopped through Baton Rouge to check out the USS Kidd, Navy Destroyer. Mike does love his military history! This one is floating in the Mississippi River. We located an excellent RV spot, just off the highway and near downtown. It is called Baton Rouge Equestrian Center or … More A brief visit to Baton Rouge
While in the area of the Atchafalaya Swamp, there are a few things that really cannot be missed. Since we already took care of a few of those things, we had one more to do. Here is the swamp list. THINGS TO DO IN THE SWAMPS= ⊗ EAT CRAWDADS (thanks CJ and Abel) ⊗ TASTE GATOR (thanks … More Swamp tour= the Atchafalaya