A camping forum for VW bus and camper owners.
Mary Lou Atkins here. I live up in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains between San Jose, CA and the coastal town of Santa Cruz. What more could you ask for: surrounded by tall, majestic redwood trees and only a 20-minute drive to the beach!
Have owned my '87 Westy for almost 2 years now, but was not "feeling the love" the first year. Bought it from a guy who am pretty sure was a "car flipper" so even though it looked good, it had MAJOR problems right off the bat.
Anyway, hopefully that is all now in the past & I'm feeling more comfortable about taking trips more than 50 miles from my home (and heaven forbid out of range of AAA roadside service).
Would love to connect with like-minded women who enjoy day-hiking, camping adventures, Golden Retrievers & upgrading their Westy.
It's been a while since I celebrated (?) my 65th, but have lots of energy & love the outdoors.
Welcome Mary Lou! Delighted to have you join us.
If ever you want to venture a little farther north, please visit me in Lakeport, half hour east of Ukiah. I have a large fenced yard for visitors VWs and their dogs :)
Sorry to hear about your first expereinces with your bus. Regarding your mention of AAA cover, I would recommend taking out insurance with Hagerty because they have a roadside program that is far superior to AAA, and there van insurance covers your vehicle for its real value. I have been rescued a few times now and they are superb.
If you are on facebook, email me and I'll invite you to the women's group there as it tends to be more active.