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.Â If we become too policitally correct > this forum list is going to go downhill very fast.Â > We need to be ourselves and have fun with it.Â I am > Texan,Â Aggie fan, and a blond(sort of) lefty.Â I > get it from all sides.Â The onlyÂ topics that > should be left aloneÂ are politics and religion.Â > Those two subjects could be disasterous.Â Just my > opinion. > > EmÂ > > > -----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.Â But the guy looks and > talks like an Aggie engineer with a degree in > philosophy.Â No beard, short haircut and clean > clothes.Â The reason for the Swede comment was not > meant to offend anyone, but John the owner is a > Swede.Â 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. > >> > >> > > > >_________________________________________________________________ > >Like the way Microsoft Office Outlook works? > Youâ??ll love Windows Live > >Hotmail. > >http://imagine-windowslive.com/hotmail/?locale=en-us&ocid=TXT_TAGHM_migration_HM_mini_outlook_0507 > > > > > > > > > > > > ________________________________________________________________________ > Check Out the new free AIM(R) Mail -- 2 GB of > storage and industry-leading spam and email virus > protection. > Paul Smith www.23window.com/thezone T.C.B. H.B.B.