March 7, 2018 Hi Kurt, Here is the story of the GONE APE trip west—-to the best of my recollection—-it occurred in the summer of 1954, now nearly sixty-four years ago. Three high school friends and I decided to take a trip west and do it in a converted “step-van.” This type vehicle is still used by tradesmen and delivery companies like FedEx and UPS. The pictures, a copy of the newspaper article and our train ticket home will follow later in this report. The van base chassis was a 1946 International and it had seen better days which is […]