An afternoon out in the sun after a wet, wet winter

Beautiful scenery around Clear Lake, and quiet roads make for wonderful VW touring country, though to get here you will probably encounter a few challenging gradients and tight hairpin bends 🙂

As you can see the result is well worth the effort!


Dexter and Mt Konocti, Lake County, Northern California, May 2017


All these miles (updated 22 November, from 17 November)

Last year, when we eventually arrived on the east coast, having explored 9,000 miles of America’s beauty over six months, The YesWeCan CamperVan had a well deserved rest in Massachusetts.

Here’s a summary of the miles over the next 12 months, up to summer time this year ……

 People, places, states  Date and Miles in Date and Miles out
Arrive Millbury, MA, back from California. Garaged over winter in Millbury
Leave Millbury for Cape Cod, MA (46 local miles only!!)
Engines by Benz in East Providence, RI for Tune up, oil, timing, valve adjustment,Fuel lines replaced.
5 July 2010
170,685 miles
9 June 2011
Arrive Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA –
150 miles of local trips during summer
2011, farthest to Hyannis
9 June 2011
170, 917

….. and now that we’ve set off on another cross country trip called the MG Awareness Drive (to increase the public’s understanding of this neuromuscular disease), we’re proud to say we’ve just covered our first 1,000 miles of the planned 5,000 mile plus route and have lots of news to share on the MGers and VW family we’ve met at, the new website dedicated to this cause and public education.

Here’s how the trip is looking so far …

1. MA = Massachussetts
Provincetown START(only 750 miles since arrived from California on July 5th 2010) 20 Oct 2011
Start of MG trip
 Starting mileage
2. RI = Rhode Island 20 Oct 2011
171, 800
Amy in Millbury, MA 20 Oct 2011
171, 841
9 Nov 2011
3. CT = Connecticut  9 Nov 2011  pass through
4. NY = New York
from Bronx onto George Washington Bridge > NJ
 9 Nov 2011  pass through
5. NJ = New Jersey
Susan and Ed, Metuchen, NJ
overnight hosts
Arrive 9 Nov 2011
Leave 10 Nov 2011
Meet RACHEL in Milltown re her MG story Arrive 10 Nov 2011
Leave 10 Nov 2011
6. PA = Pennsylvania 10 Nov 2011 pass through
7. DE = Delaware 10 Nov 2011 pass through
8. MD = Maryland 10 Nov 2011 pass through
9. VA = Virginia
Tom & Cammie, Falls Church, VA (near DC) my hosts from VW club Arrive 10 Nov 2011
Leave 11 Nov 2011
Ronnie Pugh’s VW repair shop in Richmond, VA 804-232-8989 Bug Haus, 10 Westover Hills Blvd 11/11/11 Friday Veterans day
11/11/11 Friday172,418
10. NC = North Carolina
NC Welcome Center on I-95Overnight 11/11/11 Friday 172,504 12 Nov 2011 172,504
MGFA Carolinas Chapter Annual Mtg
East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Lane, Durham, NC 
George Naderman, Chair NC Chapter Phone: (877) 643-2221 
12 Nov 2011 172,620 12 Nov 2011 172,620
Richard and Lila, Fuquay Varina, NC 12 Nov 2011
16 Nov 2011
11. SC = South Carolina
MDA 1st meeting of new support group for MG patients, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Meet Cindy to talk about her MG.
16 Nov 2011
 16 Nov 2011
Myrtle Beach
Visit TV News station; meet Nicola–her MG story. Meet Coffeebus (Full Moon Bus Club member) and camp the night in M’Beach.
17 Nov 2011 172,845 18 Nov 2011 172,868
VW Campout weekend (check with Snoopy if parts arrived for clutch repair) SC Full Moon Bus Club Thanksgivin’ Misgivins, Turkey campout at Awendaw Green 18 Nov 2011 172,868 20 Nov 2011 172,948
Leave campout and head to a FMBC member’s home for overnight stay in Charleston, SC  from start 1303 miles  20 Nov 2011 172,948  20 Nov 2011 172,969
12. GA = Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia  27-28 Nov tbc
13. AL = Alabama
Birmingham MGFA Chapter – meet with Christie Glaser and her team  29-30 Nov tbc

Then we’ll be stopping in New Orleans; in 4 places in Texas in the Houston, Austin, San Antonio and El Paso areas; in 3 places in Arizona in the Tucson, Phoenix and Lake Havasu areas, before taking a break in Mentone, south eastern California, to review progress and plan the next leg. There’s a new route map (22 Nov 2011 at 12.40 EST), at the bottom of the page on the Vehicles Working for Causes website at

Take a look and let us know if you are near our route by posting over on the Vehicles Working for Causes website or forward the website link to anyone you know on our path. On vw4causes you’ll also find all kinds of easy ways to volunteer to help with our drive for MG at