VW camper van, toy van.

Back in the nineties, when our children were very young, we had a VW camper van and the six of us all managed to sleep in it somehow. Being in our thirties at the time, it was a symbol of our teenage years in the seventies. Nowadays, all we have to remind us of that fabulous old van, that brought our family from mountain campsites to seaside picnics, is this little model – a symbolic reminder of a much loved mode of transport. Hmm, maybe it’s time we got another one, they never go out of fashion. Our children are all grown up, so there’d be plenty of room for the dog this time.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.”

About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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22 Responses to Symbol

  1. They’re beautiful! I still dream of having one of these… πŸ™‚

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  2. This amused me ~ my son used to have a yellow one and travelled all over Europe in it when he was in his early twenties. They really are such fun ~ do get another one and blog about your travels!

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    You must have some fun memories from those trips.

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  4. kayrpea61 says:

    Classic. There’s one in the family of our minister, and he uses it proudly (in his fifties) πŸ™‚

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    • And you have the weather for it where you live, which is a bonus. Imagine the six of us stuck in a muddy campsite and the rain pelting down on the roof. But we loved it all the same, crazy as that may sound.

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      • kayrpea61 says:

        Ah, don’t believe everything you read. Many is the time that Easter holiday campers have seen the conditions you describe. πŸ˜‰ Then, there is also the deluge of a summer thunderstorm, but they usually pass quickly.

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  5. lifelessons says:

    I always wanted a VW van!!! My friend had one, though and it was constantly breaking down. Perhaps just a lemon.

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  7. pattimoed says:

    I saw one of those VW vans this weekend and it does bring back so many memories!

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