We've been quiet, for a while, and this blog post is just about one-year-to-the-day overdue. This time last year, we were living out our last days, for the foreseeable future, with Penny, parked on the beach in La Ventana. Since then, we've been attempting to assimilate to life off the road, which doesn't inspire the same spark to write as does traveling, kitesurfing and side-of-the-road repairs.Read More
the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
This was an enormous, exhausting, exhilarating, adventurous and at times painful project. More than anything it was an absolute blast, and Jacqui and I know the tight deadline we set for ourselves added to the chaos. We arrived at the DIY auto shop with a van full of parts and spent eight days, nine Uber (cab) rides, a dozen runs to part stores, two last minute internet orders and countless task repetitions to complete our swapRead More
Why on earth would we take that perfectly good running air-cooled motor that I recently put brand new cylinder heads on, and throw it out for a completely different power plant? (Side note, it's for sale.)
Well for one, if the PennyWagon was simply a weekend adventure vehicle, I wouldn't; but she's far more than that.Read More
As we listened to the wind humming outside, Jacqui and I mused to ourselves that every day living on the road, no matter how monotonous it could be, always seems full of adventure. Right now we have three sets of friends getting ready to pick their rigs up in Columbia, something we very well thought we’d be doing in the near future. However, no matter how much we try to force it, at least for now, our adventure is simply moving another direction, again.Read More
Somehow, despite driving nearly 1000 miles due north, Texas was greeting us with heat unlike anything Mexico had offered. Granted, in cities such as Oaxaca, we did have elevation on our side. Regardless, despite some optimistic sounding forecasts, South Padre Island did disappoint in the wind department. We spent most of our few days there hiding in cafes and breweries sipping away at the slowest possible rate to savor the available air-conditioning, then heading to the beach to take advantage of cool water and free outdoor showers.Read More