Don’t Go to Canada in a Westfalia

That’s right. We’re just back from a trip to the Canadian Rockies, in a rented Westfalia converted Volkswagen. I’ll spare you the gory details, and get right to the offer:

  • If you have one, I’ll take the miserable thing off of your hands for a small fee (you pay me, I mean)
  • If you’re neighbors have one, I’ll take theirs for a slightly larger fee (charity only extends so far)
  • If you have relatives that have one, I’ll take that, too. But only if you really love your relatives (otherwise, you should let them suffer)

I mean, who would want a pop top camper? It was fun to drive. It had a propane stove. Cold water. Sleeps 4 pretty comfortably. With the top up, you could play cards, make dinner, brew some coffee. There was plenty of storage. When it was wet and rainy, we didn’t have to set up camp. We didn’t have to pay an extra fee to find a campsite, get on a ferry, or find parking. Every other Westy owner we spotted shot us a peace sign. We rode leisurely up the hills, which improved our sightseeing.

The list goes on and on. As you can tell – a total mistake for us and our Australian friends to spend 2 weeks driving around one of the prettiest parts of the world. I can imagine how much more fun we would have had in a small car, eating fast food all of the time, busting out our credit cards for hotels, packing and unpacking tents in the cold and the rain. How exciting it would have been to never stand up, to drink crappy coffee, to have no room for my guitar.

That’s right. Totally miserable. Here are some pictures to prove how awful it was:

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One Comment to “Don’t Go to Canada in a Westfalia”

  1. I knew you were going to suffer, but I didn\’t want to spoil the trip. Glad to hear you survived this miserable ordeal. We suffered for 6 weeks from MN to AK and back.

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