Ever dream of buying a one-way airline ticket to purchase a sight-unseen, salvage titled automobile and drive it home 3,000 miles? Join Kat and Ned as they "rescue" Charlotte, an unlicensed, reluctant, but endearing VW Syncro bus who drags her wheels at first, but eventually really gets rolling. Kat and Ned had a vision of building up a Syncro into a cool, capable overland adventure vehicle, dreaming of the advantages of "bus living." But would the dream turn into a nightmare?
The adventures and mis-adventures are hilarious, turning a four day drive from
Connecticut to Nevada into a two week escapade of mysterious mechanical issues,
cop-dodging, heat waves, torrential thunderstorms, missing credit cards, and
Mississippi mud baths.
Can't get out of Hartford...Can't get out of Buffalo...Can't get out of Elkhart...you can't imagine what can go wrong on a trip like this! Charlotte balks, spits, sputters and lurches but never stalls, while Kat and Ned persevere, finding that, in spite of her VW idiosyncrasies, Charlotte has a truly endearing soul. They also find that their dream of "bus living" has become an addictive reality.
"Only in a VW Bus would somebody attempt something like this...and get away with it! What a great story! A must-read not only for the VW Bus crowd-but for the wanna-be's too!"
S. Lucas Valdes - GoWesty Campers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is an entertaining and easy read. The authors are friends of my Daughter-In-Law. They are constant travelers in Mexico and Charlotte is their "home away from home".
I just finished reading a book about an adventure like no other. The book was written by the author using word-pictures of scenes and events backed up by real life pictures of the adventure. I felt as if I was experiencing the adventure myself. Title: Saving Charlotte General Subject Matter: Rollin across the country in a less than willing VW Syncro Thesis: Not giving up on anyone or anything as hopeless at it may seem. Author: Kat Wiechert I would highly recommend this book to anyone who supports the idea of going on a crazy fun adventure to fulfill a dre