i've been having a sporadic love affair with volkswagen my whole life, and didn't fully realize it until recently. let me back up a little. my first camping trip ever was when i was just a wee thing, and it was to the sierras in a volkswagen camper. i know i don't need to explain how this sort of spoiled it for me for any camping trips that would then follow.
rad bus spotted at a campsite this summer
when i was 16 i learned how to drive a manual transmission in a vw bug. not just any vw bug, and not because i needed to learn it at the time, but because it was ricky that wanted to teach me, and ricky was all about the fun.
ricky and said bug
since then volkswagens for me have just been one of those head-turning happy-making sights on the road, and vw buses have remained a sort of fantasy. you know the kind.....where it's always someone else's bus, someone else's little dream come true.
sugar at sunrise farms
until now. i won't even try to articulate the whole soul-searching depths i went into that brought a little sugar into our lives this summer, but she sure embodies some full circle kind of magic for us.
sugar at the grand forest
and let me tell you, when life has you rushing around, and feeling disconnected and scattered, there is nothing quite like a ride in a 1969 vw bus to slow one down and get oneself re-grouped in. nope, it really leaves one no choice but to do just that.
grateful today for: fahrvergnügen