Meeting the Avion (Drive Day 1 minus 14 years, 17 days)

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We’ve entrusted the job of finding, buying and restoring our only home for the foreseeable future to Gary’s 81-year-old dad Joe. This sounds crazier than it is: Joe is a WWII vet with depression-era spending habits who built the three brick-and-mortar homes of Gary’s Wisconsin childhood. He has been kid-with-a-secret dying to show us his best find ever: a 1968 Avion truck camper advertised in the Milwaukee classifieds. Only one owner, only $1,200 and complete with the original glossy sales brochure.

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It’s stunning, or will be when Joe’s done with the finishing touches. In roughly two weeks we’ll test the brochure’s Mad-Men claim, “This compact castle lets you live like kings and queens wherever you go – even way back in wild bush country!”

Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. On sale now. Get yours through the buy-the-book links at the bottom of the landing page on my teresabrucebooks.com website or here or here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa.

One thought on “Meeting the Avion (Drive Day 1 minus 14 years, 17 days)

    michael geboy said:
    June 14, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    that camper was pretty neat!

    On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 6:57 AM, TeresaBruceBooks wrote:

    > teresabrucebooks posted: “We’ve entrusted the job of finding, buying and > restoring our only home for the foreseeable future to Gary’s 81-year-old > dad Joe. This sounds crazier than it is: Joe is a WWII vet with > depression-era spending habits who built the three brick-and-mortar hom” >

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