Post Date Jan 21

Gear: Choosing a Backpack

I found several bags I liked at REI and had pretty much decided on a North Face commuter style bag, but then an employee asked me if I needed any help. I told him I was looking for a backpack. And then came the question: “What are you going to use it for?” I think this is the first time I’ve described our trip to a total stranger. I explained that we were planning an epic European road trip and I needed a backpack that I could carry around all day. I showed him the list of things I thought I would need to fit.

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Post Date Jan 14

Making Our Lada ‘Resto’: Part 1 The Plan

Start with a stock/restored Lada, add period type accessories, and lower it as much as possible. You can learn more on our ‘About Resto’ page, but those are the basics. We’ve got our basically stock Lada, and since it’s in such nice original shape, we won’t be doing very much restoration at this point. We do have a few things we want to take care of though. Our front badge is incorrect, and evidently the correct part is very rare, so we’ll be trying to source one of those. Read More

Post Date Jan 4

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! We haven’t posted much, but we’re still around and the trip is still on! We haven’t stopped planning, but after buying the car, we realized we were way ahead of ourselves. We’ll be posting a lot more about the trip in 2014, but we wanted to share what we did in 2013.
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Post Date Sep 17

Bring a Trailer is on a European Road Trip!

We are avid readers of the site Bring a Trailer. It’s an awesome place to find rare and interesting cars for sale in the US and around the world. BaT was looking for an Alfa Romeo to purchase, and they finally found one in the Netherlands.

Post Date Aug 17

Resto 2103 “Chocolate”

It’s been a long time since we’ve posted anything! Work has been very busy for both of us, so we haven’t really done much planning, we’re focusing on saving money for our trip right now. Here’s a lovely Resto 2103 to show you the kind of style we are going for with our car.