I went ahead and bought a van. It is a passenger van but I plan to modify it somewhat so that I can live in it. I did have to go into debt to buy it which I didn’t really want to do but the vans I saw that I could purchase outright just were not very good. After trading in my Camry I have a debt of $2750 on this van, a 2000 GMC Safari. I would like to have that debt paid off by the end of the year.
Ever since reading Blue Highways: A Journey into America in high school I have wanted to take a road trip across the country and visit all the 48 contiguous states. I still probably won’t be able to do that this year due to limited funds and other obligations but I hope to make at least one long road trip and visit a few of the states I haven’t been to yet. I’ll keep you updated as my plans develop.