Archive for June, 2009

Red Beard

Posted on June 30, 2009 by 1 Comment

It takes two vans to keep one running, or so the saying goes.

We are now on our second van, but this one hasn’t run since we bought it in March. It’s not that Jason hasn’t been working on it – it has been a near daily activity.

This 1971 red VW camper was literally a piece of crap when we bought it. It was impounded by Oakland police and sold at auction. We bought it from a guy who had supposedly cleaned it out. The inside had to be stripped clean, power-washed and scrubbed. And this van was in a little bit better shape than the first van.

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Away We Go

Posted on June 18, 2009 by No Comments

We have to be out by August 14.  Out of our house…

Although we have talked about this for months, the path is now laid and we must move on in 50 days.

I thought the (secret) purchase of a VW van last year was just a result of a midlife crisis. Within weeks he was talking about a major road trip.

A trip of a lifetime. For months it has been in the back of our mind. But now, as of tonight, the lease for our house has been signed.  The curtains and appliances stay – everything else has to go.

Oh the list of things to do. So, what do we do tonight?  We drink a bottle of wine and watch a chick flick.

Tomorrow, we start the purge, the plans, the chaos.

The story has been told to some friends and family. There has been a lot of worry and/or excitement from both. This site will help to keep those interested in our whereabouts and adventures informed.

Bode: To indicate by signs, foretell.

A good beginning bodes well….

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