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WVO Travel & Awareness is run by Nick Pisca & Glenn Wienke. Based in California & Wisconsin, we use old French Fry oil in our cars to travel across the continent.  Read More…  

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Sacramento California

The sun was setting, not just on this day of roadtripping, but on the trip back to Los Angeles. We passed through Sacramento around dusk and tried our best to use our Schwarzenegger accents to mispronounce “Sacreementoe” and “Grey Davis” and “the buuurocrats.” On the route back to...

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Weed California

As you all know well, Glenn is a huge Poth Heed.  He constantly rambles on about BC Bud and Humboldt County.  So when we drove through the California town of “Weed,” he went into convulsions. I’ve never seen him film more B-Roll in my entire life. There was a section of the prairie where there were no Weed signs. And then, like the burning bush and...

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Grease Fill-Up at Manzanita Rest Area

Filled up the grease here in southern Oregon.  It was getting hot.  It’s practically a desert down here. Glenn was too scared to fire up the AC because he noticed his harmonic balancer was hanging on by a thread.  He figured the pump would put bust what remained of the v-belt setup off.  So we had to schlub it back to...

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Oregon Snack Shack Food Truck in Creswell

Once we get back to Los Angeles, I’m going back to vegetarianism.  Since we are just going to drive through the evening and night to L.A., this afternoon might be the last meal I get that is meat.  And if I’m going to eat meat for the last time, I’m going to eat freaking BBQ. We popped up the Google Maps and found the nearest BBQ south of Eugene,...

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Pick-A-Part Junkyard in Eugene

Normally, we don’t spend a lot of time at junkyards on our roadtrips.  We’ve had bad luck.  Like the time in 2009 when we were ASSURED that the used Passat fender would be ready to hang, but the junkyard in Grand Rapids totally lied.  Also, we tend to not have any time to dink around pulling parts. But this trip was different.  We smoked a deer in...

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Hwy 26 through Portland and Back to the Interstate

We had to abort the remaining few hundred miles of the 101 Highway because we hit a deer in Saskatchewan.  When we assessed the damage, Glenn found a junkyard in Eugene Oregon that had a gold Chrysler minivan with all our missing or damaged parts.  That means we had to divert from our plan to drive the whole coast down to the point where we left off in 2008. We took...

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Warrenton and Seaside Oregon

Passing through Warrenton… And Seaside.  That would conclude our drive down Hwy 101.  Due to the deer damage and our junkyard being in Eugene, we decided to forgo the rest of the trip down the coast because we drove most of the 101 down all of California in 2008. Also, it was getting dark.  Seemed kind of odd to drive the coast when we couldn’t see the...

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