2011's Walkabout

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2011's Walkabout

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:47 pm

It is that time where I go get lost in the countryside and do little projects and try to reconnect to It All.

Last year, I accidentally left the rear bumper bolts behind somewhere between Colorado Springs and Raton:

http://itinerant-air-cooled.com/viewtop ... =58&t=8709

This year, I found them! Just followed my inner compass's vague recollections of:
A) A dirt road to my left:
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B) With two driveways at the end:
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C) I had the bolts perched on this barrier:
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D) They had of course fallen, but were not totally buried by rain/sand spatter:
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E) Back in the magnetic dish 362 days late, they will need to be touched up.
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I am doing my best to drag some rain into Texas here:
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It will likely wait until I am doing some painting of lower engine tins and heater control valves tomorrow. I am eastbound on US 64/87 just outside of Dalhart Texas:
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The bus is famous again now that I am back near the middle of the country. Here at McDonalds, the frenchfry chef came out to my table while I was uploading today's pictures and asked me to take a photograph of him in front of the bus.
Being thick and old and slow, I asked him curtly,
"And how are you supposed to get the photograph?" looking at my c-a-m-e-r-a here.
"With my p-h-o-n-e here."
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Post by ruckman101 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:57 pm

Enjoy Colin. Be sure to take an aimless day or two in there.


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Post by hambone » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:53 am

Amazing story! Only you.
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Post by Sylvester » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:08 am

Amazing re-discovery! Take lots of pictures, no phone needed.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue, I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew. And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod, The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:04 am

So Texas .... Who's Yer Daddy?

This here is Lubbock Texas August 25, 7:07 PM.

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Post by Hippie » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:29 pm

Amskeptic wrote:E) Back in the magnetic dish 362 days late, they will need to be touched up.
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Is that the Hippie commemorative magnetic bolt-holder-dish-thingy?

Oh if that three-dollar dish only knew what adventure awaited when I picked it off the shelf at Big Lots.
Thank you for giving it the kind of life I never could. :salute:
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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:48 pm

Hippie wrote: Is that the Hippie commemorative magnetic bolt-holder-dish-thingy?

Oh if that three-dollar dish only knew what adventure awaited when I picked it off the shelf at Big Lots.
Thank you for giving it the kind of life I never could. :salute:
It has served well.
It is my morning shaving sink.
It is the ironing board.
It is the hand-paint mixing bowl.
It is the paper weight extraordinaire for those whipping western breezes.
I use it to crash police officers' laptops too, just before they pull up my warrants.
It does a really good job of holding nuts and bolts and screws, whodafiggered?
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Post by glasseye » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:49 am

Bumper bolts: A story for the ages. Who needs GPS? :cheers:

The BobD against that sky is VW Calendar material. Gives me a serious case of Horizon Hunger.
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Post by Bleyseng » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:01 am

Whar is the picture with the p-h-o-n-e of the guy?
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Post by sped372 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:18 am

Amskeptic wrote:So Texas .... Who's Yer Daddy?

This here is Lubbock Texas August 25, 7:07 PM.

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I knew you must have been somewhere nearby... we had a wet afternoon/evening in eastern New Mexico on the 25th. You must be some kind of rain magnet.
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Post by thenexttownshend » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:48 pm

Ha Ha. I can just see the guy who posted that 'private property' sign now..."What the...Wasnt that guy in that exact spot last year? He's not going to paint that bumper again is he!?"
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