Month: August 2015

Converting our GMC Safari

As the van slowly puttered up the hill, I watched the needle on the temperature gauge steadily rise higher and higher. At the top of the hill the Pontiac collapsed on the side of the road in a state of utter exhaustion. We knew the routine by now. Adam opened the hood in an effort to cool the engine, we waited for the temperature to lower, and then we continued on our way. A mechanic had already broke the bad news to us – it wasn’t worth fixing. There was no telling how long it may hold on for – could be a week, a few months, or even a year. After 15 minutes Adam closed the hood and we pulled back out onto the highway. Our Pontiac Montana wasn’t your average minivan. It’s metal frame contained years of memories. It carried Adam and I across the country three times, survived numerous pot hole covered dirt roads, and somewhere along the way, it had evolved into ‘home’. But, as we drove down the highway headed for Jackson, Wyoming, we …