[tcb] Re: side bar on trip report

As the self appointted HR Manager of the list ,I am
certailly glad you didn't rule out sex in our
conversations about busses. 
--- a1992cabbygirl@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> 
> I'm sorry, the apologizing to everyone has finally
> gotten to me.  If we become too policitally correct
> this forum list is going to go downhill very fast. 
> We need to be ourselves and have fun with it.  I am
> Texan, Aggie fan, and a blond(sort of) lefty.  I
> get it from all sides.  The only topics that
> should be left alone are politics and religion. 
> Those two subjects could be disasterous.  Just my
> opinion.
> 
> Em  
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Thu, 24 May 2007 9:04 am
> Subject: [tcb] Re: side bar on trip report
> 
> 
> 
> His bus looks like you would find a backwoods
> Swedish hippy driving it.  But the guy looks and
> talks like an Aggie engineer with a degree in
> philosophy.  No beard, short haircut and clean
> clothes.  The reason for the Swede comment was not
> meant to offend anyone, but John the owner is a
> Swede.  His dad was a Swedish immigrant.
> 
> Will Wood <evilscientistboo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> How to be a stankfoot hippy?
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Brian Denning 
> >Sent: May 24, 2007 7:55 AM
> >To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject: [tcb] Re: side bar on trip report
> >
> >what's the title of the book? sounds great, wish i
> could of made it to mtn 
> >view.
> >
> >
> >>From: sammie smith 
> >>Reply-To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>Subject: [tcb] side bar on trip report
> >>Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 16:02:09 -0700 (PDT)
> >>
> >>Went to the Mtn View show. Saw the greatest bus
> ever, even better than 
> >>Murray. Sorry that everyone on the TCB list did
> not get to see this bus. 
> >>Driver/owner John Lago from Oshkosh WI. Quote from
> sign on windshield. 
> >>"Daily Driver for 40+ years. Totaled twice, on
> fire 3 times, and dropped 
> >>through the ice once. How many miles? Only the
> Shadow knows. From 
> >>Florida to the Yukon, and close to both coasts.
> Been through 2 trannys, 
> >>many motors. Recently a 2000 mile two-week trip to
> Georgia. Before that, 
> >>a 5,000 mile ride to Newfoundland. Was there ever
> trouble? Sometimes 
> >>you're the bug and sometimes you are the
> windshield."
> >>
> >> The bus is a 62 Kombi that the owner bought as a
> youngster in 1966. He 
> >>has modified this bus for roughing it in the Yukon
> and ice fishing in 
> >>Wisconsin. It has a wood stove made from stainless
> steel to heat the 
> >>interior and cooking when camping. It has a
> stainless steel trap door in 
> >>the cargo floor for drilling through the ice and
> ice fishing. There is no 
> >>interior in the rear except for a home made bunk
> along the left rear wall 
> >>of the bus. Front seats, driver and passenger, are
> aluminum and web lawn 
> >>chairs. Interior toilet is a hardwood seat with
> hole that holds a zip lock 
> >>baggy. Fishing rods are mounted on the interior
> roof. Roof rack for 
> >>carrying canoe. No front bumper cept for spare
> tire that hangs on the 
> >>nose. Rear bumper home made from heavy steel. Rope
> pull start mounted on 
> >>crank pulley of engine as taken from a 4 cylinder
> snow mobile. Works like 
> >>a charm and starts on first pull as demonstrated
> by the owner. Every nook 
> >>and cranny of the interior of the
> >> bus is designed to hold something useful for the
> owner who takes extended 
> >>trips and literally lives out of the bus and off
> of the land.
> >>
> >> Owner has also written a book about the bus,
> philosophy of life, and 
> >>whatever else came to mind. Read it completely at
> almost one sitting. If 
> >>you are interested it is $15 and available at
> Lunchbreak Press, PO Box 703, 
> >>Oshkosh WI 54903. Appears to be a self published
> book and has no ISBN on 
> >>the book. Worth the read for guys who like busses.
> Not sure about the 
> >>gals. Book written under name of John Bock.
> According to John, because 
> >>that's his favorite beer.
> >>
> >> He is supposed to be at the Funfest in Effington
> IL in a couple of weeks 
> >>if anyone on the list is going and want to catch
> some interesting 
> >>conversation with John, buy his book and look at
> his bus. Should have his 
> >>traveling companion with him, very large brown
> Collie mix dog.
> >>
> >> Meeting John and the bus made the trip, even
> without all of the other 
> >>things that you normally get traveling a long way
> in a VW and though the 
> >>mountains of hillbilly hollow AR to a VW show.
> >>
> >>
> >
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