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Minn. siblings deck out Volkswagen van for the holidays

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Antiago (left) and Arianna Villanueva-Montoya sit in their 1971 Volkswagen Campmobile Monday which they decorated for the holidays on Ridge Drive in the Buffalo Hills neighborhood in south Brainerd. Steve Kohls /Forum News Service2 / 3
Like a beacon on a hill, the Villanueva-Montoya Volkswagan Campmobile has caught the attention of motorists on Ridge Drive in the Buffalo Hills neighborhood in Brainerd this week. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service3 / 3

BRAINERD, Minn.—Perched on a hill near Ridge Drive in the Buffalo Hills neighborhood in Brainerd, a vintage 1971 Volkswagen Campmobile van is a beacon to motorists in this Brainerd neighborhood. Brother and sister Arianna and Antiago Villanueva-Montoya decided to decorate the VW van in holiday lights for the neighborhood because they love their van.

The Villanueva-Montoya family loves the Volkswagen Campmobiles. Mom Stephanie Villanueva-Montoya and Dad Elias Montoya have a 1973 in the garage that has not been restored. Their dream is to pull a Scamp travel trailer in tandem with their children's 1971 VW throughout the country on vacation.