The vardo known as the Snail turned five years old a few months ago and shortly after, crossed the 20,000 mile mark. It’s just an arbitrary number, I know, but it feels like a milestone in our lifelong journey. Changes have been made, details reconsidered, and minor additions have created a cozy little living space. We now know how to use the space when traveling, eating, sleeping, or just hanging out. The dog thinks of it as home and recognizes the signs when we’re preparing for a trip.
This is a bit of a sentimental recapitulation of some high points so far.
There are many little wagons that are much more artistic than mine but I have been lucky and have received awards from both Popular Mechanics and the good people at Maker’s Faire. While at the Faire, the wagon was staged for viewing, allowing visitors to walk through and ask questions. Thousands of people came inside and checked it out.
Life has slowed down for the Snail but we still take it out regularly and it makes a safe and comfortable home on the road. In case you missed it, here’s a quick overview of the construction.
Heading out on the road.
I hope to show a few of the recent updates and changes to the living space in the next few days. Thanks for following.