The TBRRupturedDuck Travel Thread

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Re: The TBRRupturedDuck Travel Thread

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:44 am

Hippie wrote:
Elwood wrote: Welcome to the west coast??? I think.
Is that one of those crappy aluminum nuts with the cross bolt that pinches the nut tight on the shaft?
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Yep.

Yes, I am on the West Coast in the 50* rain, just got the new muffler on the TBRRupturedDuck using pj's garage and tools.

We have a problem, however. Greyhound Package Express suggested a very specific schedule of "2 days 22 hours 45 minutes" for the shipment of my tools, very crisp, very specific, if you ask me. However, the people at the Greyhound station are giving me horrifyingly vague "it could be three days, it could be ten days, we really don't know, you'll just have to call." I am calling the vice president every hour. We need to discuss the difference between a website promise and reality. Sure they snared me as a potential customer with that crisp shipping schedule treat, but now they have a rabid phone dog barking at them.
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Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: The TBRRupturedDuck Travel Thread

Post by hambone » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:52 am

Worst case yer stuck in the PNW for a bit longer. The weather is clearing up BTW, supposed to have some sunshine.
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Re: The TBRRupturedDuck Travel Thread

Post by airkooledchris » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:56 pm

hambone wrote: The weather is clearing up BTW, supposed to have some sunshine.
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it's coming. this was just taken a moment ago here in Eureka, looking out my office window.
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Re: The TBRRupturedDuck Travel Thread

Post by Hippie » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:07 pm

Amskeptic wrote:"it could be three days, it could be ten days, we really don't know, you'll just have to call." I am calling the vice president every hour.
That's Greyhound. It once took me 11 hours to make 200 miles.
They don't (or didn't) even count seats. They sell as many tickets as people come to the counter. You can't make out the loudspeaker that supposed to vagely tell which bus you are supposed to transfer on. If you don't hurry up and ask the bus drivers which bus you are on, it will often fill up. They will let you sit on the floor, or you can wait for the next bus which could be late that night. Meanwhile, your luggage is on its way to the next stop without you. May or may not be there when you get there. At least this is the way they used to be....sounds like they still are.

They apparently never got the knack of the transportation business.
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Re: The TBRRupturedDuck Travel Thread

Post by Sylvester » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:19 am

So how did the PJ party go? Any pictures of the event?

Isn't today Hambone work day then the Lucky Lab? Who is taking the camera?
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Re: The TBRRupturedDuck Travel Thread

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:55 am

Sylvester wrote:So how did the PJ party go? Any pictures of the event?

Isn't today Hambone work day then the Lucky Lab? Who is taking the camera?
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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