Saturday, February 12, 2011

Canadian Invasion! :)

Heidi, myself, and VanDad had the pleasure of finally meeting and visiting with Sandy, who is a part-time Vandweller from Canada and an all around great guy! He stopped by on his way back home from the Quartzsite Az get-together.
This first-time meeting was actually supposed to take place on last year's return trip but a pretty serious rear end collision prevented it. Luckily, Sandy was okay and, with a bit of work, was able to rebuild the van above back to road worthy status.  

I always enjoy seeing how others go about setting up their vans for mobile living. Sandy is a great craftsman and very resourceful. His van is an excellent example of using doner rigs to provide reasonably priced parts for the build. Even the high top was sourced from a parts van, reconditioned and then installed. It was all very well done!

Last night was particularly enjoyable as our great friend, and fellow VanTramp, Gary stopped by for a few hours as well. It is always a great time with Gary around!

5 comments:

  1. How neat meeting others that share the joy of your living style. I always enjoy reading your blog....keep up the good work.
    Anne

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  2. Vandweller... i've learned a new word.. thanks! Considering i'm considering a van like the one pictured up top, that's good to know! :-)

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  3. Hey Anne, Thanks! We have so much fun meeting friends this way! It was great meeting you!

    Amberjoon, Check out the Yahoo Vandwellers group for a lot of great info. If you are talking about the white van, "Taj" up top, you can learn a ton about them on the Yahoo Roadtrek group too. Thanks for commenting :)

    -Mike

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  4. You met Sandy? Isn't he ultra nice? I met him in Q, when was it, last year? We had some good laughs along with loverise and grandmahugababy. Good times.

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  5. I, too, had the pleasure of meeting Sandy at Quartzite, this year. there is no shortage of laghter when he's around! Can't wait to meet again!

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