Well, after a somewhat shakey start, the trip to Bussin 2007 turned out to be a fantastic experience in many ways.
As you may recall, I dumped about 50 gallons of fuel onto the road, and then hit 2 deer on the way to Nebraska for
Christmas. I cobbled a light into the damaged unit and headed for Arcadia.
The show was awesome. I was able to connect with so many folks from the boards. Some I had met previously. Most I only knew
After the show, I decided to spend a day at Camp Conrad. It was awesome, too, and turned into 4 days. It was so relaxing there, but I had to supervise everyone else while they worked on their coaches.
After leaving there, I spent another week at a friends place in Inglis. Did some tourist stuff, but mostly just enjoyed the time.
On Sunday, it was time to go home. I had thought about making some detours on the way, but it was one of those times where
you just know it's time to go home. I took 4 days to get home. Skirted all the ice storms that were raging through the midwest. I stopped in to see BK in TN on the way. The bus ran great, and I was able to pull some strings with my mechanic and get it in
for an oil change as I passed by before coming on home. That saved me a hundred mile round trip later on. Even got to see
belfert for a few minutes while there.
I'm home and unwinding now. Still have to winterize the coach again.
It's good to have friends, and even better to be able to spend some time with them from time to time.
I also wanted to note that I spent one night in IL. The temp gun showed -7 in the morning when pointed at the black parking lot,
but I think it was more like 10 above, according to the news channel, and when pointed into the air, it read about 13 degrees. The Aquahot and radiant floor heating system kept me toasty, though I did use 30% of my batteries overnight. It ran pretty much constantly, but I did have it set at 70 degrees. The front of the bus was cold, but I don't have that area insulated, yet. I also had some frost on the windshield. I'll eventually add some small fans up front to circulate some warm air around the windshields. In the morning, I turned on the engine preheat loop before taking my shower and having breakfast. After about an hour, the 6V92 fired up on the first turn. I love it.
All and all, it was a good trip. Now I begin preparation for battle against the city!