…Van Down By the River

From mid-2006 to June 2007, Joe and Rachel drove 26,964 miles through the US, Mexico, Central America and Canada in a van. Sadly, Joe passed away in May 2008. Their blog isn’t updated anymore, but it’s a poignant reminder to live the life you want to live.

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  • #1A Maui Blog

    Everyone who reads the “Van Down By The River” blog would be inspired to live their lives to it’s fullest, enjoying God’s creations and loving relationships with our family and friends. Joe and Rachel’s great writing style and sense of humor makes this blog entertaining as well. The photos in it beautifully captured a lot of the culture and traditions in the places they visited. Don’t miss out on this wonderful blog, I highly recommend you read it.

    Although Joe passed away in May 2008, his memory lives on (and one day we will see him again in heaven).

  • #2Doug Spencer

    This is a must read! Give yourself a gift and set aside the time to read the entire “Van Down By the River” blog. It is a treat for the heart. I promise that you won’t be disappointed.

  • #3Bill Kepler

    I LOVE THIS BLOG!! It’s easy to spend a couple of hours there. It helps us remember what an amazing guy Joey was. Thanks, Rachel.

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