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San Francisco

As if a month in Buenos Aires hadn’t been enough of a respite from the trip, we are now spending one week in the Bay Area. I ate some of my favorite sushi: Stephanie drank a latte that looked just…

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…

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.…

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…

the cult of Westfalia

Westy owners are a special breed of people. They tend to be mostly mechanically-inclined men and their supportive female counterparts. They like to go places. And not only do they not mind driving slow–they enjoy it and sort of feel…

Heating up

We traveled across the country with the heat wave. We took I-80 through the salt desert. It hit a hundred degrees in Salt Lake City that day, where we spent the night with Juan’s friends Dave and Camille and their…