This unit began as an original Vanagon bumper and a basic receiver hitch welded to the frame. Then we found an old-style GoWesty hitch mounted swing-away bumper. Finally, we added an Aluminess box. All of these pieces evolved into what you will see in the photos below. Many trips to the welder and several different … More The chaos of the rear bumper
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!
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!
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
We drove out of Texas and started to see sunshine! Finally the skies had some blue and we could open a few windows. It took us over three weeks to get there, but finally….. Louisiana! We had another small ferry ride to get across an intercoastal waterway- but these folks did not care about our … More In the Louisiana swamps and bayous!
Texas The sun has riz. The sun has set. And here we is. In Texas yet. This little ditty pretty much sums up our experience in Texas. When the sun did rise, it seldom offered any sunshine. We had rain and cloudy skies nearly every day in Texas. It took us a total of of … More The end of Texas (for us)
Upon leaving Big Bend we made a stop in Del Rio, Texas. This cute little town is just across the river from the famous “Heard it on the X” radio station! Our hosts were great folks who we found on the website http://www.boondockerswelcome.com They offered us a cozy overnight, out of the howling Texas wind. If … More Austin, Texas
This park is reportedly larger than Rhode Island! However, with the free map and a few drives along the main routes, you quickly capture the layout and realize the opportunities that lay before you! Admission to the park allows a visitor to stay for 7 days. There is an additional fee for camping at the improved … More Big Bend National Park- Texas, USA
We were able to wrap up business and pleasure in the Verde Valley within good time. The weather was amazing for us, while we were there which allowed us to get a lot of work done. This visit had some highs and lows, losses and gains along the scale of human relationships. Of special note … More Borders, borders, borders!
Yes, there are a lot of kids and dogs in Mexico. Just as there are in the USA. The difference is that these kids go to school for about 5 hours a day. No recess. No lunch break. Just classes. And why just 5 hours, you ask? Because someone else is going to come sit in … More Kids and dogs and the Sierra Madre!