Amboy Crater is and extinct Volcano that is approximately 80,000 years old and definitely a site to behold.
It's amazing how some 30+ year old vans bring people together for some good times.
We wanted to get to the main event early so everyone was up by 4am and on our way with, amazingly, no break downs. Here is one of my favourite shots of the weekend and not one you'll likely see too often.
Finally arriving to find about 200 other vans/buses waiting/camping in line.
After entering the gates we found a pretty nice spot where we could all camp together - nothing beats a good pop-top party.
This trip also gave us an opportunity to try out the new walls for our Bus Depot awning. Overall it made a great little room but we neglected to tie it down sufficiently and a windy Saturday forced us to take it down.
Along with being a great VW gathering, Buses By the Bridge is at a stunningly beautiful venue as well.
The balloons did eventually make an appearance too.
The weather wasn't cooperating very much this year and rained for some of the event but that didn't put a damper on our weekend - it just meant we had to enjoy some indoor van time which was fine with us.
Last year we did the bicycle tour of the city and were able to ride along again this year.
Our adventure wasn't over after the event as we headed to Joshua Tree for even more stunning scenery.
Every year we have arrived at Joshua Tree, it says all the campgrounds are full but we managed to get a pretty sweet spot at Jumbo Rocks again.
After these shots our daughter became sick so we didn't end up spending the night and decided to drive back home but it was still a great weekend to remember. As I have said before Volkswagens are not only methods of transportation, but a vehicle to meet new people and create lasting memories. Thank you too all the Vangelenos that made it out and to Eric that made this beautiful sign.