With the holidays now behind us and my computer troubles (I swear this thing is more finicky than a VW!) now resolved, I hope to get back to posting a little more often. Got some great stuff to catch up on and some winter bus projects in the making plus some good travels on the horizon. But for now, I will start off with a shout out to my daughter, who knows exactly what to get her father for Christmas – official VW key covers! I only have one question: Why are they titled T1? Should they not be T2? In any case, they are pretty cool!
Here is to the travels of the past and those in the coming year. May they be full of adventure and may you all travel safely!
When the time presents itself, one pastime my wife and I always enjoy involves weekend or day long visits to the small, quaint towns that dot the region around where we live. Usually, these trips are not planned, but rather happen as last minute get-a-ways from the normalcy of the daily routine and often the end result of “we need to get in the bus and go!”. As the kids become older, we find the opportunities for such luxuries dwindle and require more effort to pause and release ourselves from the pull of chores, work, and responsibility in general. It is for these fortuitous expeditions, Continue reading
Our continuing VW adventures during the month of September saw me and my son traveling once more to the great state of New Jersey for the All Air-Cooled Gathering. Held at the Swim and Sport Club in the town of Flanders, the Gathering includes two nights of camping (Friday and Saturday) followed by the car show, swap meet, and new parts vending on Sunday. This year’s show theme – commercial vehicles. With the demise of some other well-known shows, this one is now the largest in the Middle Atlantic States and, quite possibly, the East Coast. In either Continue reading
On the Labor Day holiday, my wife’s family decided to gather in Shenandoah National Park, VA to celebrate my father-in-law’s birthday. The weather was great and having just completed a great trip to the Bug-Out VW show we wanted to continue our bus adventures by bringing Moby along to enjoy Skyline Drive!
The road is the northern section of the 469-mile long Blue Ridge Parkway connecting Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee with Shenandoah NP via the Blue Ridge Mountains (a portion of the greater Appalachians Mountains). Approximately 105 miles, Skyline Drive winds its way through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia Continue reading
I cannot believe seven years have passed me by since the last Bug-Out VW show I managed to attend. Held every Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend (on Sunday), the show was a staple for me early in this hobby. With such an absence, and the show’s move to a new location, I made sure the schedule was clear this year.
The show moved from its original location at the Old Dominion Speedway back in 2011, when the speedway sold its land and relocated. Over the past seven years, Bug-Outs continued to draw VWs from around the region to Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie, VA. Last year, the former owners of Old Dominion opened their new track, Dominion Raceway, in Thornburg, VA with the Bug-Out making its grand debut last Continue reading