Mon 6 Oct 2008
We recently took the volksvegan on a small journey a little over an hour away to Earthdance a very eco-conscious music and peace festival near Laytonville. Pictured here is our camp. As you can see, we put our handy dandy canopy to good use. It attaches to the side of the van and gives us much needed shade. It was a hot and dusty weekend, but we had a great time and saw some awesome live music. We were also surprised at how green and veg-friendly the festival as a whole and all the vendors were. It was definitely worth supporting this event, which is synched up with others around the world in an international prayer for peace.
On the horizon is the Okanogan Family Faire in northern Washington, October 17-19. Since we’re now a lot farther away, it will be quite a long trip. We’re working on getting the volksvegan ready for the long trip. The clutch has been giving us issues, apparently because it is leaking fluid. Seneca has replaced the clutch master cylinder but we found out it’s still leaking, so now we’re going to try replacing the slave cylinder, even though it was replaced last year in Salt Lake. He also installed new glow plugs, which had burned out, making the bus difficult to start. We’ll be giving her a bath and hopefully troubleshooting various small issues before loading up our gear and making the trip up north. We can’t wait to go to the faire, which will be our only barter faire of the season, although we seemed to have swapped the barter faires of the northwest with the heady music festivals of northern California. Either way, the volksvegan makes the ultimate road trip and camping mobile, and despite her age, she’s still getting us to these fun events. See you in Tonasket for Okanogan Family Faire!