Itinerary As Of 10/25/08

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Itinerary As Of 10/25/08

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:55 pm

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May 11 Done! Sylvester . . . . . . . . Alpharetta GA
May 20 Done! iwantmybustorun . . Coventry CT
May 22 Done! cheesehead. . . . . . . Hyattsville MD
May 27 Done! Dental Drilling in Rochester oh yay
June 01 Done! hippiewannabee (I). . . . Livonia MI
June 03 Done! BobD . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glencoe IL
June 05 Done! hippiewannabee (II) . . . . Livonia MI
June 07 Done! locoqueso . . . . . . . . Grayslake IL
June 08 Done! mattg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elburn IL
June 11 Done! whc03grady. . . . . . . . Missoula MT
June 13-15 Done! Deschutetrout Gathering. . . . . Maupin OR
June 16 Done! deschutetrout . . . . . . . . Maupin OR
June 19 Done! Adventurewagen . . . . . . Seattle WA
June 21 Done! dtrumbo . . . . . . . . . . . Seattle WA
June 23 Done! pj. . . . . . . . . . . . . BattleGround WA
June 24 Done! Kevin75 . . . . . . . . . . .Beaverton OR
June 25 Half Done! dhoch14 . . . . . . . . . . Beaverton OR
June 27 Done! misszora . . . . . . . . . . Portland OR
June 28 Done! Hambone . . . . . . . . . . . Portland OR
June 29 Done! IFBwax . . . . . . . . . . . . Portland OR
June 30 Done with errors on the Paige, MissZora start-up LuckyLab
July 01 Done! yetanother. . . . . . Lake Oswego OR
Jully 02 Done! dhoch14 II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beaverton OR
July 03 Done! LiveOnJG. . . . . . . . . . . Eugene OR
July 07 Done! Misszora MCXXVII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Portland OR
July 08 Done! Bookwus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Portland OR
July 09 Done! IFBwax II . . . . . . . . . . . . Beaverton OR
July 14 Done-ish Ritter . . . . . . . . . Healdsburg CA
July 15 Done! tractoman . . . . . . . Sonoma CA
July 17 Done! Ritter II . . . . . Engine In!
Done! Pahrump Piano Interlude + balljoints, endplay, head retorque))
July 30 Done! Sluggo. . . . . Los Angeles
August 01 Done! vwdreamBayb . . . . San Diego
August 03 Done! Family Reunion
August 05 Done! birdibus. . . . . . . Pomona CA
August 06 Done! Lanval . . . . . . . . Irvine CA
August 07 Never did! RZAR Escondido CA Sorry!
August 10 Done! James Dwan. . . . . . . .Garland TX
August 13 Done! barrysmith. . . . . . . . Wilburton OK
August 16 Done! BillMcGiver . . . . . . Houston Lakes MO
August 17 Done! RussellK . . . . . . . . Saint Louis MO
August 22 Done! trollfdbelow . . . . . . . . . Detroit MI
August 26 Done! upnorthman . . . . . . .Elk Rapids MI
August 28 Done! the sage . . . . . . . . .Traverse City MI

September 13 Done! Elwood . . . . . updahill CA
September 15 Done! birdibus . . . . . . . Pomona CA
September 21 Done! Velokid1 . . . . . . . . Prescott AZ

October 03 Done! Runamuck Bus. . Pittsburgh PA
October 05 Done! nohabusguy . . . Northampton MA
October 08 Done! Malokin Martin . . . . . . . Boston MA
October 10 Done! type2sam . . . . . Andover MA
October 20 Done! jl74supercab . . . . . . Flemington NJ
October 22 Done! cheesehead . . . . . . Hyattsville MD
October 25 Done! quadratruckseite . . . Holly Springs NC

Weeeeee're Done.
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 IFBwax » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:36 pm

Hey Colin.. would you mind if we posted goals for your visits somewhere... realizing that you have final say on what can and NEEDS to be done. But that might provide a way for us to stay organized, motivated, and inspirational to others who've never had the "Colin" experience. Plus I'm curious to see what other folks have planned for their visits and what kinds of possibilities are out there.

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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:38 pm

IFBwax wrote:Hey Colin.. would you mind if we posted goals for your visits somewhere... realizing that you have final say on what can and NEEDS to be done. But that might provide a way for us to stay organized, motivated, and inspirational to others who've never had the "Colin" experience. Plus I'm curious to see what other folks have planned for their visits and what kinds of possibilities are out there.
Sure. Remember to PM me with your goals too :flower:

I will ask for people to recount their day as well. The last two years I was diffident about post-visit write-ups with all that cynicism that directed at you Kool-Aid drinking groupies, but with change in the air (like no more GWB and actual intelligent debates on the part of Clinton and Obama), I'd like to develop some fresh references.
Colin
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 hambone » Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:19 am

Would like to get you for at least 1/2 day this time. I have to go to Chicago for my girl's HS graduation just before Deschutes so we'll see what happens after things jell with your schedule.
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Post by upnorthman » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:26 am

I for one would love a visit here in Northern Michigan!

I only wish I would have known about your travels when I actually saw the blue wonder in town, I could have had you visit me!

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Post by Runamuck Bus » Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:10 pm

Do your travels take you through Western PA? Round abouts Pittsburgh? I may actually have a 'running' bus come July or August. That would fulfill the "valve adjust, vehicle runs/stops, take a 'road/driving' test" portion of the visit. Otherwise, are you working on your 2009 Itinerary yet?
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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:23 pm

Runamuck Bus wrote:Do your travels take you through Western PA? Round abouts Pittsburgh? I may actually have a 'running' bus come July or August. That would fulfill the "valve adjust, vehicle runs/stops, take a 'road/driving' test" portion of the visit. Otherwise, are you working on your 2009 Itinerary yet?
I will be in western Pennsylvania on my way to the northeast. Talk to your bus and see what you all want to do. "Running" to Running Road Warrior sounds goooood.
Colin
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 RussellK » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:56 am

Are you passing through St Louis? Between Texas and Chicago? If I finally get the bus assembled and I'm in town then it might work. If not maybe we can at least meet up for some chow if you are passing through. (My treat)
-Russ

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Post by tractoman » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:58 am

Is your ETA in Northern Cal end of June early July timeframe? You didn't mention the local of the wedding and that'll obviously be a don't miss date.
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Post by whc03grady » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:41 am

Amskeptic wrote:Rough plan is to start the itinerary May 30th in the exact middle of the country (Texas for youse geographically challenged)
Uhhh...I think you're a few hundred miles South there, Colin :pirate: :

http://geography.about.com/library/faq/ ... rofusa.htm

Though we'll have a four-month old in the apartment by then, I'm going to do my best to get you here.
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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:37 am

RussellK wrote:Are you passing through St Louis? Between Texas and Chicago? If I finally get the bus assembled and I'm in town then it might work. If not maybe we can at least meet up for some chow if you are passing through. (My treat)
-Russ
Yes I am. Saint Louis is where my friend-who-surprised-me-half-to-death-at-my-dad's-funeral harkens from. And I do plan on stopping by. . .
Git yer bus assembled :cyclopsani: so I can drive it :compress:
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 Amskeptic » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:42 am

whc03grady wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:Rough plan is to start the itinerary May 30th in the exact middle of the country (Texas for youse geographically challenged)
Uhhh...I think you're a few hundred miles South there, Colin :pirate: :

http://geography.about.com/library/faq/ ... rofusa.htm
DAMMIT! I uh I meant to say "longitudinal center yet a tad south latitudinously-like" middle of the country. My fingers just slipped off a key, that's all, happens. . .
whc03grady wrote: Though we'll have a four-month old in the apartment by then, I'm going to do my best to get you here.
I can burp the best of 'em.
Colin
(see, what you do is give 'em a belt of Budweiser, that gets things going)
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 Adventurewagen » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:07 am

I see no visit to Adventurewagens house??? I may be a poor bum by the time you get to Seattle, but I'm sure I can work out at least a days worth of time :)
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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:14 am

Adventurewagen wrote:I see no visit to Adventurewagens house??? I may be a poor bum by the time you get to Seattle, but I'm sure I can work out at least a days worth of time :)
I'll put you in, ya bum, you sponge, ya tax-payer draining ward of the state, you learned dependence dead-weight ya Dorito-munching CherryCoke-swilling daytime TV hound, you dull-eyed unambitious bovine staring dumbly at classifieds in yer bathrobe, ya bristle-faced bedhead.
Colin :flower:
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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 VWGirl » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:58 pm

my bus may need a visit after its cross country visit this summer.. and i think you are long overdue for a visit!

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