Van Life Travels 1998-2000
VW Van Life. I purchased this van in 1998 and lived in it for 2 Summers.
While working at Copper Mountain, Colorado, I met a young woman named Jennifer. She was an Au Pair, originally from Sweden. After the winter, she needed to go to California. So of course what did I do? Offer her a ride there! California sounded fun and I had been there when I was 11. Surely it will be fun.
All of her belongings were stored in Point Reyes. While there I just happened to be driving by a used car lot with this avocado-green gem sitting on the lot. This 1976 VW camper van was originally built in Germany. It was purchased by a German man who drove it all over Europe and then Canada and the United States. It ended up at this particular car lot where a German mechanic rebuilt the entire engine. It had a custom kitchen and interior.
I bought that van and drove it from sea to shining sea, stopping in Colorado, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida and plenty of states in between.