This fall, Don Bednarek, 73, a retired television engineer from Madison, Wis., is taking a solo, five-week journey around the West in his Volkswagen Eurovan (which includes a bed and kitchen).
“I like it both because of the freedom and because it’s so very cheap,” said Bednarek in ‘Road trippers stay on course,” a recent AP article by Diana Marszalek.
“RVs continued to fill campgrounds this summer, according to the Virginia-based Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, despite declining sales of the large, gas-guzzling vehicles. The trade group cited a survey of RV owners that said 64 percent planned to travel over Labor Day, fairly average but up slightly from last year,” wrote Marszalek.
Photo: Don Benarek showing off his 2000 Volkswagen Euro van at Lake Farm Park, in Madison, Wis. AP Photo/Andy Manis.