Monday, February 1, 2010

It's All About Choices

I have spent quite a few hours this cold, dark, winter poring over Gazetteer maps of Arizona, California and Utah, looking for out of the way places to camp, hike and bike. Given that I will have a few weeks to amuse myself in those areas in the upcoming months, the choices are endless.

One of the projects I am working on is converting my Honda Element into a camping vehicle. It has many of the same attributes as the VW Campers of the past, and is generally more fuel efficient and reliable. It won't have the built in living quarters the VW did, but it's close.

So, I am getting my Element converted to this in about a month, and I cannot wait.

I intend to test it exploring some of the back country between Palm Springs, California and Tucson, Arizona for about a week. I am also attending a class In Flagstaff at the end of March, and may find my way home via Monument Valley and up into Utah. It should be the perfect exploration vehicle.

And then I saw this.

Check out the site here. Ok, it's huge and looks like a trash truck but imagine the adventures one could take. Alaska to South America? No problem. Africa from the Mediterranean south? Check. I especially like the list of features they have on a used one for sale here in the US. End of the world approaching? No problemo!!

Ok, it costs $600k. Like I said, it's all about choices.



  1. I can't wait to see your converted Element. Looks nice.