A ride on Skyline Drive, VA

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

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Bug-Out 80 Thornburg, VA Sept 2017

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

Hitting the road in 2017

A few weeks ago, before spring blossomed across Virginia, we took advantage of some free time during the weekend and hit the road in Moby.  Not a major trip, just really an excuse to get in the bus and go, we headed out for a family lunch in Culpeper, Virginia.  The day was a bit on the cloudy side, but it was good to be bussin’ again after the winter break.  We also took advantage of the drive to have some fun with a GoPro camera Martha gave me for Christmas.  Now, after a few weeks of learning (and some procrastination), I present my first video project and, hopefully, begin a new presentation format for this blog.