We did it!
6 days camping and over 1000km with an almost two year old, it was a bit ambitious for our first family camping trip but We Did It!. We were so happy to get away and get outside and we fell a bit in love with the Westfalia van we rented. I don’t know if I would recommend a 30 year old van for everyone, it has its squeaks and quirks but the bed was super comfy and kept us warm and dry. I loved that it drove like my first car, an ‘83 Volkswagen Rabbit convertible (yes I was THAT girl). We had to stop every 3 hours or so to let the van rest and cool down which was fine because that was usually when Theo needed to get out and run around.
Letting Theo run free on the beach and be outside aaaaall day was worth any of the trouble of packing or driving. Plus after living out of a van for a week our 600sqft apartment feels like a palace :).
Our friends joined us for a couple days and their super cute ‘69 dodge converted camper van. Everyone in the campsite had van envy.