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!
Houston is growing a van community, and it is awesome to watch! Check out the Facebook page- Texas Vanagons – and join up if you are in Texas! We started our visit to Houston with a parking lot meetup with new van owner CJ and his dad and the notorious cabinet-man, Abel. (moment of silence … More Houston Texas- and a temporary halt
After a few days of spending too much time at the border, we were ready for some tourist attractions. This area does not disappoint! We used iOverlander www.ioverlander.com (great app for finding camping and other resources while on the road) to locate Pancho Villa State Park. This is the location of a battle that never … More New Mexico to Big Bend
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!
Seri, Zeb and Mango had an opportunity to be interviewed by the hounds at The Black Dog Chronicles www.theblackdogchronicles . Of course, Seri did all the talking. You can read more about the interview here- http://theblackdogchronicles.com/2014/12/29/dogs-on-the-road-interview-with-seri-zeb-and-mango-of-its-not-a-slow-car-its-a-fast-house/
Since we had pre-paid for a week, we decided to stay the whole week and look for the best in La Paz rather than the worst. Once we had secured parking sorted out we were ready to play! We went snorkeling with the whale sharks in the bay. They are HUGE, docile creatures that just … More As we wrapped up the time in La Paz
Just a ways down highway 1 from Ensenada, the hot springs book mentioned Uruapan Hot Springs. We followed the plywood signs towards “agua caliente” through the fields and arroyos. We found a full parking lot and slid into a shady spot. As we approached, we quickly realized that this was NOT the kind of hot … More Beaches, valleys and mountains…
Two weeks flew by and we were itching to hit the road again. Our tasks were done and winter was moving in- so we hit the road on November 14. On our way through Prescott we visited with friends and checked in on our dark, deserted old house. Then we rolled on down the twisty … More Back to the Slow Car-Fast House routine!
After a month on the road, it felt good to stay in one place for a while! We slept in my mom’s 1969 HiLo trailer in her yard in Clarkdale. This allowed us to the leave the van parked across the yard at the shop. BB’s Project VW is the shop my father operated for … More Two weeks off!
The state of Chihuahua delivered some beautiful sights to see! We did make the mistake of not giving the Sierra Madre their respects as we expected to make better time on the roadways. The mountains are steep, and the roadways are a higher percentage of grade than we are accustomed to in the USA. That … More Basaseachi Waterfall