11 Year Journey around the World (20 pics)

Posted in       14 Mar 2011       7092       7

Herman and Candelaria Zapp started a 12,000 mile journey in an 83 year old Graham-Paige vehicle given to them by Herman's grandfather. At first their goal was 'just' to travel from Argentina to Alaska, but that journey has stretched into 142,000 miles, and 4 children in the 11 year journey, that isn't over yet.  They are home schooling their children, each born with a different nationality.  The kindness of strangers and sales of their two books cover their expenses as they've driven the antique vehicle (at a maximum 40 MPH) on 4 continents.  They have no plans to stop any time soon as they travel the world.

 


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buttman 9 year s ago
poor kids . they see all the world (from a car) and never have playbuddies for a long time..
       
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Izem 9 year s ago
http://cdn.mos.totalfilm.com/images/w/wild-thornberries-800-75.jpg

=)
       
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Mr. Ree 9 year s ago
How do they repair their vehicle? Parts must be very hard to find and I would think finding a radiator in the middle of the desert would be a challenge.
       
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allah ak bbq 9 year s ago
Ree,

Methinks that's the type of info they reveal in their BOOK. ;)

i've often considered doing the entire Pan American, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, in a Unimog. they can be purchased at either end, by previous trekkies.
       
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Izifan 9 year s ago
An amazing accomplishment... I will find their books...
       
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tina_00 9 year s ago
wild thornberrys!!!
       
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ok69 9 year s ago
#6 tooooooooooooo dangerous!
#11, #17, #20 excellents fotous
       
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