Hello, my name is Sugar Magnolia, I am a 1990 VW Westfalia. I will be leaving on Wednesday, May 8 and will be updating this blog as I travel to Alaska and back. First, I should explain my name. The name Sugar Magnolia or Sugar for short comes from the song by the Grateful Dead. My owners, Jim and Sandy purchased me the summer of 2011 from the previous owner who lived in Boulder, CO. They have spent the past two years upgrading a few things to prepare me for this trip. I am getting excited about this trip, some days It seems like we should leave early. But there are many things for Jim and Sandy to do in preparation.