Son of Beach

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I’ve never been a car guy, gear head, muscle car boy, what ever you want to call those who cherry up and pose next to their vehicles. Sure, I listen to Tom & Ray on Car Talk and take care of my cars but you’ll never catch me flexing on the hood of my car.

Then came Thor. We adopted this thirty-year-old van with 175,000 miles on it, rusty in places, needs paint, new wiper blades, and an Nordic name. Thor is special.

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Thor

Last week we had the opportunity to drive Thor on the beach. A place called Oceano Dunes just south of Pismo Beach.

As we waited in line to get the checkered flag from the park ranger, a guy pulling a trailer loaded with ATV’s, who sells the sport of sand jockeying, commented on our awesome rig, “Like your VW bug, I mean van. It’s wicked.”

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Wicked

We joined the parade of testosterone filled vehicles driving down the beach for a photo shoot, mostly for the resale portfolio of Thor. Felt like a contestant in the Mad Max rally as dune buggies, ATV’s, and sand cycles rolled past. A chance to get our “wicked” van on the beach and to witness folks crazy about driving in sand(I still don’t get it).

As far as “wicked”… I guess so.

About Woody

We are a couple who took the first step toward a life of traveling in May, 2015. Staying within the continental US, we amp'd the adventure-factor by traveling in a VW Vanagon, circa 1985. Our mission is to share irresistible and compelling stories conceived from this lifestyle of travel.

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