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Author Topic: Flew out and drove it home  (Read 2881 times)
Just A Newell
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« on: August 09, 2011, 09:28:29 PM »

Here is our start on the bus board and to traveling.

My Daughter and I flew into San Jose Ca. to buy The Newell and drive her home.  The trip started bad being stranded at airport for two hrs. and then stranded in the pickup lane with the sellers pickup. Once the coach was bought we were sent down the 101 on empty to find fuel.
Things got better fast as we turned the corner to Cayucos and my Daughter saw the ocean for the first time.







We left the beach after sundown set the nav for Bakersfield Wal-Mart to see Don in the morning. I was too caught up in the moment to take pictures at Don's but glad we stopped. As we pulled in he could hear something amiss. Turned out to be broken exhaust manifold. After spending the day with Don, getting a new manifold and tuneup we headed for Arizona were we caught up briefly with technomedia

















After being left by the 4106 we headed to the Grand Canyon, a first for both of us.






After camping on the south rim and watching the sun rise we set the nav for home so my wife and son could start enjoying the new ride.

I will sign off now with some interior shots.

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 09:34:34 PM »

 Cheesy


Great post and picks
nice to here good news

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 09:37:08 PM »

Very SHARP looking bus...and you'll remember that trip forever..

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 09:42:58 PM »

And so will your daughter. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 10:21:24 PM »

A happy day indeed!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 10:32:05 PM »

Nice interior
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 10:38:58 PM »

You know, Ed, around here we read of a different kind of first bus trip experience. What of the plugged fuel filter? The cracked liner? And your bus looks done, finished!  Huh

Where is the "it stopped in the middle of the road". Then you go out to look at the rear end of that million-plus mile, fifty year old sweatheart, and the only thing that comes to mind is "what the ####".

Well, that's a bus story. Wink

Your rig looks great.
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2011, 01:56:32 AM »

Nice coach, the old Classic style is far more appealing than the new one's.  (That is the way I see it)  The Grand Canyon and the ocean, first timers, incredible.  Memory makers for sure.  Not a whole lot of truck-stops in the Bay Area, you should have found some down toward Salinas or Gilroy.

Who in the world is "Don" no one ever puts up this guy's last name.  He must be the Cher of bus fame or something (when you are famous, you never need a last name, that kind of deal).

Looks like you made a good choice.  Nice clean, sharp looking ride. 

Enjoy.

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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2011, 02:47:12 AM »

Welcome to the madness!  Roll Eyes Those memories will last a lifetime.

I did the same thing with one of my daughters, flew in and drove home. A great experience for both of us.

Don, would be Don Fairchild. A master of two strokes!
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2011, 04:14:24 AM »

thanks for sharing your pics!

Nice looking ride!

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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2011, 04:18:08 AM »

Welcome to the madness!  Roll Eyes Those memories will last a lifetime.

I did the same thing with one of my daughters, flew in and drove home. A great experience for both of us.

Don, would be Don Fairchild. A master of two strokes!

Thanks Paul, kind of thought it might be him, but then again, I thought he lived in Colorado.

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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2011, 04:33:45 AM »

this may be bad style , but what did that bad boy set you back?   she is beautiful.  what year is she?
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2011, 05:01:25 AM »

Don, Here is his website and business in Bakersfield, CA.

http://www.cctskit.com/
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2011, 05:23:35 AM »

Congrats. That is one sweet bus!
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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2011, 05:58:46 AM »

Congrats on the beautiful new bus... and sounds like you had a wonderful adventure with your daughter in the process! 


And how we wish we had known we were being followed so we could have stopped and said hello!  Thank so much for snapping those pics of us, also on one of our first bus voyages!! Smiley

Loving bus life!

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