Itinerary Intermission II

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Itinerary Intermission II

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:30 pm

The west finally got me with its beauty, so out came the camera. I am in Las Vegas at a lovely 102* in the sunshine, perhaps the spirit o'Phil is at least partially responsible for the absolutely trouble-free couple of thousand miles over the past couple of days, but this car has not skipped a beat since Traverse City Michigan. Tonight, I tune the piano in the fiendishly hot trailer in Pahrump and try to compose a piece. Tall order too, Phil loved disarmingly simple but devilishly difficult Chopin Polonaise pieces and of course the untouchable Rachmaninoff concerti. To play my dad's piano to remember Phil by. . . music can do that.

A Metaphorical View of My Life Currently:
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Like some fossil, I discovered this:
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While finding a vantage point to shoot this:
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Then I drove down the road to see this, the sort of beauty that says It Is What It Is:
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I tried to get an old Kodachrome deterioration look in my editing program to make this shot look old somehow:
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Then I scored my new travel trailer in the middle of Nowhere:
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A little hard on the clutch. . . :
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Found this wreck of an old air-cooled diesel. . . :
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. . . that used a Knecht fuel filter:
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. . . and a dead ringer for a Porsche 911 cooling fan:
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And I am missing this guy, the links I have been getting from friends and family to all the car mag articles and blogs just keep it ripped open :
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Post by Birdibus » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:50 pm

Nice! Looks like you took the scenic route this time. Ha! pinkbus and a trailer... now all you need are plastic flamingos! That wide open desert looks attractive compared to life in the teeming city.
71 bus, 74 westy

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Post by glasseye » Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:15 pm

Beautiful, as always Colin. Your book is taking shape nicely. =D>
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Re: Itinerary Intermission II

Post by tristessa » Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:55 am

Amskeptic wrote: Found this wreck of an old air-cooled diesel. . . :

. . . and a dead ringer for a Porsche 911 cooling fan:
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Looks like maybe a Deutz?
(this one is a 6-cylinder but you get the idea...
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Post by RZAR » Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:01 pm

They still look the same today. I see them in a few of off brand compact pavement rollers and older Caterpillar rollers. They sound like jack hammers when idling.
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Re: Itinerary Intermission II

Post by Robert Berglund » Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:26 pm

Sylvester wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:Like some fossil, I discovered this:
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Hey, I lost that years ago. That looks like a commercial material:

"Do your heat exchangers look like this? Time for new ones!"
Those look like parts of a UFO.....maybe something outa area 51 would be my guess. :alien:

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