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Author Topic: THE ROAD TO SAN MATEO  (Read 1245 times)
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« on: February 11, 2014, 12:27:28 PM »

THE ROAD TO SAN MATEO

AUGUSTA MICHIGAN TO SAN MATEO CALIFORNIA - The journey is as important as the destination.

http://this-old-bus.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 12:53:41 PM »

Gordie -

Thanks for posting.  Enjoyed the story very much.

-Sean
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 12:56:51 PM »

Looks like you had one hell of a journey, however its good to hear that your not alone, and there are good folks out there, to help you on your way. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 02:37:07 PM »

good job!  Just started 2nd part and saw your sand crawler picture--sure looked like the milling machines I ran on road surfaces..  They can do some serious damage!! Load a tri-axle in a few minutes.  When is the return trip? Still crap in SW Ind. 1 Inch of ice on drive for last week..
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 05:17:27 PM »

We're back.  Just haven't put text and pix together yet.  Very cold here - zero tonight.  Well over 30" of snow on the ground.
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 06:49:59 PM »

Good read! Glad you made it home to the frozen tundra safely!
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014, 03:39:57 AM »

Good read Gordie glad you 2 are home when owning a old bus one will give out sometimes but he never gives up on the journey 

I feel bad I told you to push on to Albuquerque and cost you the extra wrecker fee that cost you,one thing good is you will have a life long friend with Jones he never forgets people


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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 06:55:19 AM »

No big deal. It was worth the help I got from Larry.  Sorry now that we didn't come back via I-40 and hook up with you guys.  It's zero again this morning.
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 06:58:16 AM »

Really enjoy your style of writing and your blog, Gordie.  Your maiden voyage sounds like the maiden voyage of my Silverside, smoke fire, ice and all.  Oh, you gotta love old GM's!  Down the road, your trip story will be spun around the campfire many times, lol.
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 07:00:21 AM »

Thank you.  Great look'n bus!!
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2014, 07:28:49 AM »

0 degrees man it is going to be in the mid 80's here today,beautiful weather and my darling wife always wants to take a trip in Feb to Tx go figure 
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2014, 10:42:37 AM »

0 degrees man it is going to be in the mid 80's here today,beautiful weather and my darling wife always wants to take a trip in Feb to Tx go figure 

Clifford are you packed yet? LOL!
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2014, 10:50:26 AM »

You guessed it B-K it is happening lol luckily we need to be back here in less than 2 weeks   
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2014, 01:31:40 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2014, 09:36:41 AM »

My girlfriend and I enjoyed your travel story very much.
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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2014, 04:02:04 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2014, 04:41:32 PM »

Gordie,

Glad to see you survived your trip with only a few minor glitches along the way. Maybe next time you work your way west we will get a chance to meet. Thanks to your lil trip I am going to upgrade the tools to carry along in my 04. Question should I tow the forklift as a toad or just slide it into the storage bay sideways?

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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2014, 08:03:41 PM »

Goodie,  just wanted to thank you for documenting your travels.  I liked the part where you said what was I thinking buying a 57 year old bus and expecting it to travel across the country. =) I have wondered that question with my 4106. Happy travels
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2014, 08:50:16 PM »

Gordie -

Glad you made it back to the land of ice and snow without further incident.

Also glad we had the opportunity to chat in person for awhile, albeit a short while.

And thanks for the dashboard, too!

For those who haven't seen the interior of Gordie's coach, it looks a lot "neater" in person than the pics he's posted depict.  Really nice work, with unique materials, too.  Loved the creativity.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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