They were gone for six months, the journey of a lifetime, they return 22 years later, after the journey of a lifetime, with four children born along the way: an Argentine family in Buenos Aires on a rare and somewhat rare Sunday. The crazy journey meets the conviction that “Humanity is wonderful”.
In Gualéguechu (north-west of Buenos Aires), a few hours from the end of the journey and one of the final stages of 230 km, Herman Jaap wonders whether he should say “My dream came true” Where “I made my dream come true”, In the end it doesn’t matter. “Everything was more beautiful than we thought”.
Initially a couple, aged 31 and 29, wanted a good living, a house in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, paternity. But right before, it was an old dream for two: a six-month backpacker trip, from Argentina to Alaska, with $4,000 in his pocket. And then…
And then someone offered him this tired old collector’s car for sale, an impossible means of transportation: a 1928 Graham-Paige, wooden rims, “that wouldn’t even start”, but which he fell in love with. So the journey would be done in antiquity.
Ah, Graham-Paige … almost as much as zaps – “running the family around the world”, as a sticker on the vehicle declares–, she is the travel star of 102 countries, having traveled 362,000 km. Even though she only rides a few hours per stage, and not every day, in honor of her advanced age.