Monday, July 2, 2012
It started with a conversation Russ and Sean had and it quickly became a reality. We bought the 1977 Travel Queen with a 1993 Dodge Cummins diesel engine for $2,000 in January of 2012. The remodel (interior pictures before and after) took over the next several months with final touches on the waste vegetable oil fuel system happening the day before we hit the road. All of the stickers on the side are from the various sponsors that Sean and Mollie were promoting on the adventure (read Mollie's blog here). The major sponsor being Goal Zero, a Utah based solar power equipment company that gave the Travel Queen her electrical power source, solar panels and a yeti generator and inverter.
Sean, Mollie, Russ, Ava, and I (Brittany) set off on May 31, 2012 with a tentative itinerary and a lot of excitement, that was challenged but not conquered along the way with a variety of mechanical problems.
In the end we drove 7014 miles on waste vegetable oil. We had a one of a kind adventure of meeting people along the way, talking about and living sustainability, and seeing the incredible landscape between Utah and Alaska.
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