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
Where has the slow house gone? All quiet on the postings, lately!? Alta has been relegated to Home Depot dashes and furniture hauling! We have accepted a fun offer from friends, and are spending some time working on two “cottages” in Cape Cod! This means we are sleeping in real beds, using indoor plumbing and … More A long pause in Cape Cod
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!
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
While we were camped in New Orleans we did not have access to a shower. This gave us an opportunity to use the Aqua Cube unit again. The Aqua Cube was purchased online from a “survivalist” store, but it is available through many online stores. It came with a storage bag and all the lines and … More Hot water to go-
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
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
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
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!
A few weeks ago I posted a blog about “Money on the Move”. That one talked about the costs of our travel as full-timers in the van. (Here is a link to that post- http://slowcarfasthouse.com/2015/01/04/slowcarfasthouse-expose-second-installment-money-on-the-move-part-1/ ) Part two is about how we manage the money in terms of obtaining, storing and a bit about … More Slowcarfasthouse Expose’ installment three- Money on the Move part two