So Chachi cara-Bussed with my wife and I out to the campsite Thursday morning, all High-Top Mafia style. Came over the rise just past Estacada and saw a nice yellow Westy parked off the side of the road...
He was dealing with the fuel filter. Again. Chatted for a while, took the picture above and one more:
... gave Colin some driving directions to the campsite that he'd missed the night before, advised him that they have gas a couple miles down the hill in Estacada so he could top up the tank to maintain fuel pressure head to the pump and went off on our merry way.
We followed the directions and route I'd posted here earlier. It got us to the site, but if you're not feeling adventurous .. take 42. The roads weren't *bad* if you drive a non-lowered Bus but I can see how they'd make someone nervous or get someone lost if they're not confident of where they're going. Hambone, Gypsie and Robbie were there when we showed up, rustysub and Colin getting in when Chachi and I were off exploring other roads and finding a strawberry patch, then Mike and Janelle Boell rolled in, eventually followed by 71whitewesty .. who had actually been there the night before but went back to Hood River to do some windsurfing.
I'm bad at storytelling and even worse at taking lots of pictures to document things, so I'll just dump the rest of what I've got. Didn't get any of Colin at camp, these were all taken Friday morning-ish.
I can't believe I took this picture:
Chachi & his Vanagon high-top and 71whitewesty's .. '71 white Westy:
71whitewesty, Robbie, Mike Boell:
My wife Mary, Mike Boell, Janelle, and .. I forget his name but 71whitewesty's son. Plus Hambone's boots:
.. and that's all I've got.