Thursday, January 24, 2013

Vanagon Honeymoon Disaster

1984 Westfalia Camper after a Bighorn Mountains rollover
My local NPR news station, 90.9 WBUR Boston, recently launched what they're calling an "online experiment that celebrates the kindness in strangers and the profound impact one human can have on another." Kind World shared a story of Vanagon despair and the resulting act of stranger kindness.

Steve Brykman and his wife were enjoying a cross-country honeymoon adventure in their 1984 VW Vanagon Camper. When they reached the lovely Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming (a highlight of our own cross-country Vanagon road trip), unexpectedly snowy and icy conditions on the scenic mountain pass resulted in near disaster. Thanks to the help of a kind passerby, the Brykmans can recount their tale with enthusiasm.

May their lovely Westy rest in peace...