Wesley the Westfalia
Trip Start Apr 28, 2009
112Trip End Mar 26, 2010
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"Tag your it", thats what the typical laid back owner of our new Westfalia told me when he handed over the keys, "this Van will change your life man". It took Christina and I nearly 2 months to find our 1982 Diesel Westfalia, which was tipped of to me on craigslist after I left a note saying WANTED: 1982 WESTFALIA DIESEL ONLY. The reason for Diesel is the Vegi conversion that we have planned to install in a couple weeks. There just happens to be a fellow in Cobble Hill, BC that is a certfied mechanic for professionaly installing this system. So we will be running the whole distance on used Vegi Oil. Yes you heard correctly.... we're going to smell like fries and fried chicken!
Christina decided to name our Vanagon Wesley one day after a long talk over the phone, while she was in Australia for work... Seemed very fitting. Wesley is much different from our old car, which was quite difficult to let go of, our beautiful BMW Z3.
Some history of our little Vanagon, it was the home of a college student at UBC, trip down to Utah, and many camper experiences around British Columbia. Now we are getting prepared for the ultimate adventure, 40000 miles to South America. I have quit my job at Birks and Christina is home from the ships, we will be ready to leave for our first destination... California. So we are currently in the process of turning our Wesley into a home and planning the trip (or not planning depending on how you look at it!)
There's lots to be done and good-byes to be said but our hearts are already on the road again.
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