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Author Topic: Texas Bus Roundup 2010 Has Begun!  (Read 3877 times)
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« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2010, 07:35:01 AM »

Don, I don't get mad but I do get even Grin. Have safe trip home.

Wayne

Oh hahahahahahahahahahahaha .... I think I just hurt myself!  Remember, revenge is much sweeter if it is eaten off a cold plate!

The trip home was mostly slow (lot of football fans on the road) and uneventful.  Did see some things worth checking out and will be going back soon.  (We usually run all that in the dark)  Good to see you again, tell Lynn that I will have "the instructions" for her on what she wanted forthcoming.

(see what you have done ... You have me talking in code now ...  It is not easy being me.)

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« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2010, 07:44:56 AM »

Paul, on your way up stop at Newell in Miami and see how the best are built,


As he is really fond of blue, we ought to pass the hat and get him this one:  http://www.newellcoach.com/inventoryDetail.php?coach=586

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« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2010, 09:32:49 AM »

Not really sure I know how to do this.  But I will give it a shot.


TBR - Strange Doin’s.


You can travel east or travel west, but no matter where you go .... there you is.  Good to be home, I am sitting in the kitchen at the kitchen table, the wife sez to me ….“Whadya want?” and I say what I always say when I am in a good mood.  

I smile and I say …. Coffee, two sugars, no conversation.

Now, don’t send me any letters ... I like women, and on occasion they like me, I have no problems with the gender thing.  Men are from Mars, women are from Venus ….. Deal with it.  I like buses, along with the Beatles, The Beach Boys, Dodge Chargers, 53 Chevy panel trucks and Lone Ranger lunch boxes.  

If this makes me strange or different, so be it.

Another thing that makes me somewhat “different” is the fact that I can appreciate any and all kinds of buses.  I just don’t limit myself to Eagles, I have a myriad of different interests in life, and my bus likes are included.


We just returned from Paul Lawery’s TBR bus rally deep in the heart of the Sooner Nation.  You can always tell when you arrive in Oklahoma, the kids start fighting, the wife gets cranky and YOU want to siphon some gas!  We now understand it will be in the same spot next year and the name has been changed to ...  Paul Lawery’s TBR bus rally deep in the heart of the Sooner Nation. (Pay attention people, there will be a test later and you don”t want to be lost again)


The thing I found interesting at this recent hookup (meeting) was the diversity of the coaches and the people who owned them.  A cross-section of buses and people in America who restore, maintain and rebuild them.  This is why I am now, and will always be, a strong supporter of mixed (model) rallies.  You see everything there is to see and as we all know variety is the spice of life.

For instance:


We met a couple from Wyoming who were Italian Americans with a French dog (Poodle, a REALLY BIG poodle named Jack) and they were not in the Witness Protection Program.  Some folks with a real nice looking MCI Challenger who live practically in our neighborhood here in Oklahoma.  A couple of people who came all the way from Washington and another from Reno, the biggest little city in the world just off the loneliest section of highway ever paved ... U.S. 50.  

We received a eye test in the casino, and it was only three hundred dollars.  Walked across the room to buy a newspaper and spent another seven hundred more.  The wife and I did not do all that well, we figure it is because the numbers and symbols on the wheels spin much too fast, and that leaves little time for us to “wish on them.”  

Is life great or what?

I understand one bus participant actually won two grand, but later it was discovered that he had “invested” three grand to do it .... Later he was r wandering back to the campground at 5am and had evidently just attended church services as he was seen muttering something like .... Oh my gawd, Oh my gawd ....

It appears that we checked in on the loser’s side of the casino, but I am hear to tell you, “we held our own in the buffet section.”  Was invited to another participants home in New Mexico who said his driveway was an 18% grade and I would “have to back up it in order to get to his house.”  
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The potluck dinners were outstanding.  I ate some of the best Gumbo and Vegetable stew, devil eggs and home-made cookies on the face of the planet.  Why not .... My doctor doesn’t own a bus and he wasn’t there.  Even took back a little meat to Jack (the HUGH poodle) which he consumed quickly, but still remained aloof afterwards.  He is hard to make friends with.

We met one guy with a 47 model Flixble parked next to me, who used to work with my backyard neighbor ... Small world eh?  


Met a really neat guy named David from deep in the heart of Texas (Lubbock) who joined FMCA back when the earth was still warm (his number is 571) and as he is a pharmacist by trade, he was able to explain to me why the sixties were so good to me .... at least I think that is the way I remember it?

Most of the meet was an “Open Agenda” type of endeavor.  Like a fly at a picnic, I just buzzed around and irritated the fizz out of everyone I could find.  Didn’t take a lot of pictures as I left the camera at home and I am not technically up-to-speed on these new jobbies where you look thru the back to see what it is that you just shot .... In other words, old school.

It was a real “edumaycayshun” for me ...


I saw my first “pink paint job” on a Detroit Diesel engine tucked into the back of Driving Miss Lazy .... I now understand that I have the wrong transmission ... the absolute worst oil leaking no horsepower engine manufactured in North America ...


I run the wrong tires and have the best looking wife a weird dude could ever hope or expect to have .... Even had my picture taken in my brand new jacket, with the ##%**!!#!@ tag still attached to it ... the blackmail letter hasn’t arrived as of todays’ mail ...  

So ..... In other words, good food, great people and strange doin’s.  If you weren’t there .... You should have been.*

BCO

*Any resemblance to anyone living or dead, was most likely on purpose but please do not hold this against us ... the door lock on the bus was broken and he got out!  My wife Yoko, made me post that.  See you all next year ... we will be right up front in the first row or in the back of the lot if I get lost again.  Look for us, I will be the guy spreading the rumor that I am too good looking for my height and getting 13 mpg.

Shouldn’t be all that hard to spot.
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« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2010, 11:20:35 AM »

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Some folks with a real nice looking MCI Challenger who live practically in our neighborhood here in Oklahoma.

And what none of us realized, (either that or he was HOPING I wouldn't notice), is that I think we're practically next door neighbors! 

Christy Hicks, with the "Pray-vo" from Mustang, OK! 
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« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2010, 01:06:20 PM »

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Some folks with a real nice looking MCI Challenger who live practically in our neighborhood here in Oklahoma.

And what none of us realized, (either that or he was HOPING I wouldn't notice), is that I think we're practically next door neighbors! 

Christy Hicks, with the "Pray-vo" from Mustang, OK! 

Absolutely!

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« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2010, 02:09:22 PM »

We knew the Kims from Moore, (i think they were in an MCI), but didn't realize you were from around the corner from us until I read the list when we were on our way back.  We were in the Beaver conversion that they shoved way in the back of the park, Wink ha ha.

If life ever slows down a little, we'll have to get together!  Of coruse, you're welcome to stop by our rally in Carthage, MO this weekend, on your way back if you go to the Eagle Rally in Branson (or even if you don't, ha ha) 

 Christy
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« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2010, 06:06:35 PM »

If life ever slows down a little, we'll have to get together!  Of coruse, you're welcome to stop by our rally in Carthage, MO this weekend, on your way back if you go to the Eagle Rally in Branson (or even if you don't, ha ha) 

 Christy


Christy

Our immediate plans for the year do not include Branson and we will not attend Quartzite or any other rallies this year.  Regrettably, it is not in the cards.  We came straight home from Texas.  Branson and your rally is up there and we are down here, so geographically speaking .... it just doesn’t work out. 

We live 4.5 miles south of the Super-slab (Interstate 40) in Canadian County off of Banner Road, one of the last great vestiges of good community living left in Ameri-kuh.   One more trip down to Houston so mama can see the grand-babies next month, and then the bus (Daddy’s Hobby) backs into the shop until spring.

We have other pursuits that are demanding our attention so the old hoopie will have to go on the charger and wait for better weather next year. 

With the high price of fuel, the lottery, Oklahoma Casino’s, Saving The Whales, we find it harder to locate discretionary income needed to make trips.  Hell, I even wrote the I.R.S. and asked them to take me off their subscription list as times have gotten so hard. 

Just today we received even more bad news, after we invested all of our money in a pumpkin farm, they done went and called off Halloween!

See you in the fast lane ....

BCO

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« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2010, 06:30:42 PM »

hahahaha,  not, they didn't call it off, but this IS Oklahoma after all, which means we never CAN have Halloween on Oct 31. . .it always has to be a different day. . . they don't want to outlaw it per se (well, actually they do WANT to, they just haven't quite figured out how), so they keep moving it around to make it as confusing as possible, so that people just quit trying to take the little tykes out for good old fashioned trick-o-treating.  It's funny how back in "the good ole days" when there was prayer in schools and such, EVERYONE went trick-or-treating, but now it's considered almost "heathen", ha ha.

I understand totally about not having time to go to more rallies. . just wanted to make sure you knew you were welcome.  I never know for sure what to do, because I sure don't want people to feel hounded to go to a rally, but on the other hand, I do want them to know that they are welcome.  To me, our little rally isn't about numbers, it's really just a group of busnuts who have been getting together year after year and having a nice weekend relaxing around the fire and swapping stories.  I truly never know who's going to show up for sure until a few days before the rally, and I'm sure that's my own fault for not planning better and being more vocal about it, but it is what it is.

It WAS good meeting you and seeing you all lit up. . . err, the bus I mean. . the bus was lit up. . not you. .  well, no, not you, just the bus. . .well, you were kind of on a roll there. . . but it was the bus that was lit up, I'm sure of that!   Embarrassed gotta go, christy
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« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2010, 06:27:47 PM »

Paul, on your way up stop at Newell in Miami and see how the best are built,


As he is really fond of blue, we ought to pass the hat and get him this one:  http://www.newellcoach.com/inventoryDetail.php?coach=586

BCO


Hey Don, great idea, but I've only got time for the one and only bus in our life! She sure is purdy though!

Clifford, We flew by Miami so didn't have time to stop! I sure would like to see the factory though. Becky spotted a lot of quilting shops but we had to keep our schedule. Grin

We made it to Byron's and now enjoying Branson! Cool
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« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2010, 06:08:16 PM »

Well got up this morning and started on bus, 6 hours later Bathroom on the ground outside including holding tank.  Now on to the floor.   
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