The journey begins.
Once upon a time there was this sad, neglected, old, faded, and ever so slightly rusted VW bus, desperately in need of love. A white-haired old writer with barely enough means to feed himself, adopted it and brought it home. Soon, with the enthusiastic and tireless help of his sons, part by part, its engine revved powerfully and purred smoothly. Bumper to bumper, and top to bottom, the old bus was given a whole new lease on life.
Big Orange, as it fondly came to be called, was destined to help the old writer fulfill a lifelong dream: to journey across America in a Volkswagon bus, and feel every bit of eighteen again! (Well, as close to it as Nature will allow.)
More to follow...