Well I don't think I need to say anything else... --- On Tue, 4/21/09, wuzmop@xxxxxxx <wuzmop@xxxxxxx> wrote: > From: wuzmop@xxxxxxx <wuzmop@xxxxxxx> > Subject: [tcb] Re: DAC Classic Trip Report > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 11:36 AM > I did rock a mohawk for the festivities. > Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile > > -----Original Message----- > From: James Dwan <james_dwan_2000@xxxxxxxxx> > > Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 09:34:05 > To: <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Subject: [tcb] Re: DAC Classic Trip Report > > > > Bummer, so you got hassled even more since you cut of your > freak flag???? You weren't even in a hippie bus for > crying out loud. > > > --- On Tue, 4/21/09, mechmark@xxxxxxxxxxx > <mechmark@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > From: mechmark@xxxxxxxxxxx > <mechmark@xxxxxxxxxxx> > > Subject: [tcb] Re: DAC Classic Trip Report > > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 9:55 AM > > Where's the pictures of the girls kissing???? > > > > > > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: wuzmop@xxxxxxx > > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:23:16 AM GMT -06:00 > > US/Canada Central > > Subject: [tcb] DAC Classic Trip Report > > > > > > We head out Thursday at 9:30 am right on time. Mike > and I > > are in our buses from Dallas to Alvarado to meet > Bodean and > > Luke and family to head out. Two unproven cars in > Lukes ghia > > and Mike’s new 23. My bus has made this trip many > times. > > This time, it got a new shift coupler and the tranny > fluid > > changed before the trip, in addition to the normal > > preparations. > > > > Going around the loop and on to I35, hit 4 th gear > GRRRR, > > THUD, POP! I’m down. We pull off, and there are > virtually > > no flat spots, so I park it and get out. The bus > didn’t > > hold in gear and went for a ride with the family in > it. > > Luckily, it was a short ride and I had the wheels > pointed to > > the curb so it stopped, but the wife’s rapid > heartbeat > > continued. I had a good 30 minute ride at 40 mph in 3 > rd > > back to the house with Mike following to think up plan > B. > > > > Plan B, cram a bus full of crap and the family in the > bug. > > Now we have 3 unproven cars on the trip, and I’m > scared to > > death because the bug is my cruise around town hot > rod, I > > never intended it for long trips. Plus my daily driver > bus > > is at home dead, if I kill this one, I’m in trouble. > > > > > We baby the rides, cruising at a brisk 55 or so, I’m > in > > front, and 5 behind me including Bodeans truck and > Sara’s > > mini van. Cruise is going great until well after Hico > in the > > sticks somewhere some jackhole in a pick up yelled at > a DPS > > officer in front of us. The officer gets behind me, A) > I’m > > going up a hill B) I’ve slowed to pass him, he pulls > me > > over and says I was impeding traffic and he clocked me > at > > 50. I explained the cruise, blah, blah, he gives me a > > warning. I continue up to where the rest of the guys > pulled > > over, and Sara and Lukes mini van took a dump. They > had AAA > > and insisted that we continue, they would be back > tomorrow. > > > > We had a brief linkage issue with Mike’s bus, but > made it > > before the rain, I ran to Walmart and bought a tent > and we > > all set up camp. We had been there a couple of hours, > went > > to eat. I guess Bodean ran back to get his wallet and > was > > informed we couldn’t camp where we were, no signs, > and > > there was nobody to check in with when we got there. > Steve C > > worked it out in the morning, we were pretty adamant > about > > not moving since we managed to beat the rain and set > up on > > dry ground. Moving would mean putting our tents in the > wet > > grass. All is good! > > > > Torrential storm on Friday morning and we hunkered > down in > > the tent and survived it unscathed. I think we all > slept > > thru it. Free nap! Yay! > > > > I left early for the cruise to open the rest rooms at > the > > park. Got lost an hour out of the way, but still beat > the > > cruise there! > > > > The rest of the weekend is a blur, saw a bunch of > folks, > > ran Murray through a brick wall, mud wrestling at the > camp > > site, girls kissing, the usual. Had a blast. Any more > > information regarding the events is confidential. > > > > We came home on Monday, got pulled over in a school > zone on > > the highway that I didn’t see. Had a wonderful > debate > > with a super nice officer on why I don’t have to > have an > > inspection on my antique registered car. Got a ticket > for > > speeding. Awesome. > > > > The bug did fantastic! All our cars made it back home > safe, > > now I want to build a road trip bug! > > > > > > The Average US Credit Score is 692. See Yours in Just > 2 > > Easy Steps!