True home-video style. In the beginning of 2012 I said to my Dad, "I've always wanted to see the Mojave desert." That comment launched a cockamamie plan that began as a mission to buy a VW Camper and Route 66 it across the country. After looking and looking on the web, we found a better plan. It involved buying a 1971 VW Super Beetle in Sacramento, driving it down the California coast and back across the country on Route 66. In May 2012, we flew out and the adventure began. Here's the informal, bad-quality and sometimes odd video that we captured.