Month: August 2012

Point of no return

Yesterday I gave notice on the apartment. It’s official, we are leaving. I quit my job at Pixar over two months ago now, but I was not too worried about that. Our apartment was still there, so it felt like…

send-off

Yesterday we had our Westy community send-off at Ocean Beach. There were two blue Westies, FOUR maroon ones, two brown ones, a cream-colored one, and several white ones. Me in typical San Francisco in August attire: long underwear, two pairs…

New transmission

The auto transmission in the Pony had been hesitating when going from 2nd to 3rd when hot. For the last year or so. The Pony’s main mechanic, Art in Richmond, said “don’t worry about it!”. On the way to Chicago…

Data collection

I’ve been using RoadTrip, an iphone app to keep track of the gas mileage of the Westy. One nice thing it does every time you fill up is record the place. So now I have a nice map of all…

important things

We saw this in Holbrook, Arizona: That’s right! A beetle-camper! And it’s for sale, by the way, for $8500. And you can tell I’ve been spending too much time with Juan because I stood there wondering how the thing handled.…

House Improvements

We spent July in the north suburbs of Chicago, at Steph’s parents’ house, among other things, working on the Westy. Here are some of the improvements we made: – Took out the fridge. This might not seem like an improvement,…

Westy drought

After seven days on the road, we’ve finally gotten ourselves back to California. We haven’t escaped the heat, though. The heat has followed us all the way: through St. Louis through Amarillo and through Las Vegas here to Barstow, but…