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Which ways the Beach? Santa Maria to Austin Roadtrip Family Style

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by surfcaliforniasurf, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. surfcaliforniasurf
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 402


    I have wanted to go to Austin since Paso moved, and when I heard my wife say she has always wanted to see the city of Austin, I jumped on the opportunity and planned a trip in 3 weeks. 10 days, lots of miles, 54 year old vehicle, 2 kids under 4, let's just say most of our friends don't get I hope some Hambers will.

    The Car: 1959 Chevy Parkwood Wagon I built 9 years ago and drive everyday. 327, turbo 350, I have no clue how many miles.

    Family: My wife Kenna, 4 year old son Cormac (he rode tripped in the wagon to Washington State when he was 2, so he says he is a "Road Dog", and 1.5 year old daughter Birdie

    Day 1: We left Santa Maria at 3:30 Tuesday morning, breakfast in Palm Springs, and were enjoying the Phoenix zoo by 3pm. Spent the night with friends in Phoenix Tuesday night. 551 miles







    Day 2: Left phoenix at 9:30, entered New MExico at 1:50, 3.5 hours later we were in El Paso. Saw a bitchin hot rod pickup on the road and we cruised 80 for an hour before they pulled off for gas. I hope to meet them in Austin. Decided since the kids were napping to power through some more and ended up in Van Horn, Texas tonight. 539 miles.







    Outside the restaurant in Van Horn, tx

    Last edited: Apr 4, 2013
  2. Toecutter
    Joined: Mar 14, 2011
    Posts: 70


    Nice! Wagons rule :cool:

    If you are looking for water, Schliterbahn is down the road in New Braunfels on the Gaudalupe River. :D

    Edit: wait, the area just had a huge storm roll thru. Stay away from the
  3. john~N~dallas
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 412


    Awesome trip ! Awesome story.. See you there I'll look for your car! Stay safe John

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  4. Kiwi Tinbender
    Joined: Feb 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,155

    Kiwi Tinbender

    Too Cool ! The Pickup you saw belongs to my pal David Lyons from Hood River, Oregon. There should have been a 61 Ford Unibody with him too......Good shot of the rear pan I built for goes all over the country, anf drives like a dream...

  5. Hoptup Jalop
    Joined: Sep 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,118

    Hoptup Jalop

    Great memories in the making!!

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  6. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,286


    :D Road trips are always fun.More so with the family.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  7. This is rad! You're living the dream
  8. Born there in 1954 on Blosser Rd. nice wagon your kids will remember this all there lives. good DAD
  9. SakowskiMotors
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
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  10. philly the greek
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,864

    philly the greek
    from so . cal.

    A roadtrip to a hotrod event is always good , With your family is a big plus anytime ! Be safe and looking forward to future posts .
  11. I get it!! I'm about to start the build of a '59 Pontiac wagon for just the same reason.....Bonneville 2014!!

    Awesome trip and can't wait to see more photos!!
  12. Great picture's, looks like a great time had by all.
  13. Wow this is awesome. Your family will remember this! I wonder how many questions ya have to answer out on the road
  14. VA HAMB
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,373


    Wow! So Cool!!!
  15. Love those red-headed kids! Welcome to Texas and y'all have a ball!
  16. brokenspoke
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 2,932


  17. COOL! Road trips with the family are times you and they will not forget. The smile on your boy's face says it all.
  18. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,274


    Kool city!! Love the wagon bro. Yu are gonna love Austin and the Roundup. ~sololobo~
  19. Blackie
    Joined: Jun 8, 2004
    Posts: 596


    We saw you on the road. We were in the red '35 Dodge pickup and '61 F100. We made Van Horn as well. Safe travels!

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  20. Blackie
    Joined: Jun 8, 2004
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  21. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 20,272

    Staff Member

    Incredible... Too much fun.
  22. tikiwagon13
    Joined: Feb 23, 2011
    Posts: 373


    AWESOME! Our kids love roadtrips in the wagon, what it is with kids and wagons!
  23. Well That's just COOL!
  24. MUNCIE
    Joined: Jan 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,286


    Really cool trip and nice looking wagon.
  25. J'st Wandering
    Joined: Jan 28, 2004
    Posts: 1,772

    J'st Wandering

    Your kids will remember trips like this forever. We did similar stuff with our kids when they were small. They remember it better than I do. Then as they got older, we never could take the time. Too many school activities. So, my words, great trip and continue taking them while you can.

    We took alot of our trips in a '69 Impala that I fixed up. I had always wished that I would have fixed up a '59 Chevy station wagon instead. Thought they would make a great roadtrip vehicle.

  26. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Drove with my wife and twin girls from Houston to Mobile Al in a 48 Plymouth woodie wagon back in the late 70s. They were only 3 at the time but the trips we took then and over the next 5 years in the woodie are still great memories for them.
    Glad to see kids smiling faces in an old car. We didn't have car seats though. I took out the middle seat and put the playpen in for the munchkins to ride/sleep in.
  27. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 668

    Dave Rondou

    Great road trip with the family. Thanks for posting.
  28. el Roach
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 593

    el Roach

    Cool ! Family trips. The way is should be.
  29. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,084


    Good for you. Thats what Family all about. May the Force be with you....
    Thanks for sharing so we can ride along
  30. Looks like everyone is having a ball!

    We hauled our twin girls around the country in the back seat of a 40 Ford sedan,have fun & be safe!:D HRP

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