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
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
Ensenada has demonstrated a different style of cultural blending than we have seen in other Mexican cities we are familiar with. Living in Bahia de Kino and spending time in nearby Hermosillo showed us that the Americans lived in different neighborhoods, shopped at different stores and did their best to develop parts of the town … More We have been here 5 days….
The Russian Valley was settled by the “Milk Drinkers” who came here from Russia to escape persecution. They found a fertile valley with a stream and hot springs. They terraced the hills and planted crops and then when the Mexican Revolution changed the governmental land freedoms and practices, they left for the USA. The valley … More The Russian “milk drinkers” valley; where they make wine!
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!
Near the town of Aconchi, in the state of Sonora, Mexico there is a fault line that spews forth hot water. Not just a little bit, but a large amount of hot water. Some time in the past a visionary with an idea developed a series of channels to move that hot water through various … More Photo collection from an amazing location!