New Floor and Record Temperatures
June 3, 2018

Weekend, June 1st to 3rd, 2018 Spent the weekend at Acorn Campground, which mainly involved walking in the heat of the day, laying a floor in Molly and fixing the front camera which I broke.

Molly Returns from Phoenix
May 27, 2018

Weekend, May 26 to 28, 2018 Flew back to Phoenix to collect Molly from the Long Term Parking Lot and drive back via Mojave National Preserve and Joshua Tree National Park.

Pinnacles National Park
April 9, 2018

Weekend, April 6 to 8, 2018 Spent a very nice weekend with Gary and Monica in Pinnacles National Park. Gary and Monica are our first “other” EarthCruiser owners.

Bodega Bay
April 4, 2018

Weekend, March 30 – April 1, 2018 For this weekend getaway I’d managed to find a last minute spot in the ‘Porto Bodega Marina and RV Park. Since we left on Friday after work we wanted to have a guaranteed spot to stay as opposed to having to drive around in the dark to find […]

The Wrap
March 21, 2018

The EarthCruiser FX is a really good-rugged-looking vehicle with clean lines and a well thought-through design. In it’s new-born state it is gleaming white. As the date for picking up Molly drew closer, we started thinking of possibly putting something on the sides:  an outline, a picture, …. we weren’t too sure. Eventually we came […]

The Naming
March 17, 2018

photo courtesy of EC_HQ, Bend, OR. September 23 to 24, 2018 A month after meeting Michelle and Lance on Green Ridge to view the solar eclipse, we flew back to EarthCruiser in Bend to look at and discuss all the ins, outs and aspects of an EC; to compare the different models (we were lucky […]

Taking Molly Home
March 16, 2018

Thursday, March 15 & Friday March 16, 2018. As we were a tad pressed for time to get back home (one of us had to be at work the next Monday) we didn’t do any sightseeing on the way south. The Thursday night we stayed in an all-year campground en route. It was freezing cold […]

The Beginning
March 15, 2018

In 1992/93 we backpacked around Africa – well we went to countries that would admit us (being a single white woman – we weren’t married at the time – made some countries refuse me an entry visa) and countries that weren’t considered off limits at the time. Our gear consisted of a 1.5 person tent […]

The Sticker Ceremony
March 15, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018. After all was checked and re-checked, Lance and Michele gathered round everyone who works at EarthCruiser. Up till then, Molly didn’t yet have her EarthCruiser sticker on the front of the cab. The importance of the shake-down trip was not only to confirm that everything was in working order, or that […]

The Shake-Down Trip
March 13, 2018

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 After marveling at our new baby and getting positive reactions to the wrap, it was time to get to know her for real. We spent about 2 hours with Anthony going over first the outside workings, and, second the inside workings. That included everything from how the 3 different types of […]

Meeting Molly
March 12, 2018

Monday, March 12th, 2018.Early morning of Monday March 12th we flew to Redmond, OR, with an obscene amount of luggage: 3 North Face duffel bags, 2 Pelican cases, 1 suitcase (all to be checked – status with United really paid off), one computer bag, one day bag, one camera bag, one Filston 48 hour bag […]

Under Construction
March 7, 2018

MOLLY 42 “This is a thinking man’s toy”, Michelle Boltz The key events in the construction of our Molly. Contract Signed – September 23rd, 2017 Name Selected – Molly – September 24th, 2017 Molly is the name we have selected for our new overland expedition vehicle. Molly is the 42nd earthcruiser to be built in […]