As we worked our way south, we headed over to the Oregon coast. First stop: Florence, Oregon. Our expectation was to spend a couple of days there…a few quaint shops, some good restaurants and Dunes along the ocean for walking. The universe had a different plan for us. Almost from the moment we checked in,
Month: October 2017
Is A Vintage Bus really an Online Dating Service?!
Some of you may be getting the wrong idea about the pace and focus of our lives in retirement. It may seem that we spend our days making repairs to the bus, with only occasional interruptions of reliability (and sightseeing and enjoying life on the road). You would be right to come to this conclusion
An Appointment with Howard Hughes’ Quirkiness
We had about 10 days to get from Olympia to San Francisco, so some stops were in order. The first was in a town called McMinnville, Oregon. Peter had mentioned that Howard Hughes’ “Spruce Goose” now lives there at the Evergreen Aerospace Museum, and that sounded cool. This was a one-off monster, built entirely from
Sorting Out Some “Vintage-ness”
As with most of the BB issues we have faced, this one was easily rectified with Pat’s (a willing and expert host’s) assistance and more than a bit of wrenching. But also as usual, the fan problem looked simple but turned out NOT! I had not fully under-stood how to tighten the belt –
Victoria and the Terrorist Pepper
The drive back to Victoria was relatively uneventful. Same Twists, turns, narrowness, steepness and potholes as the outbound leg. A little less traffic, though, (it is after Thanksgiving), which is not a big deal for us, but it is good for international relations to have a shorter line of cars stuck behind us on the
Tofino-time (with a little “UKEE” for good measure)
Our days in Tofino passed peacefully and relaxingly in zen-like calm. Wind was calm, too, and it hardly rained. Tofino “natives” (i.e. those with actual Canadian Passports) say this is rare. We took advantage of both, though. The RV park has free Starbucks Coffee in the morning…perfect for a walk on MacKenzie Beach just yards
To Courtenay, Tofino and Canada’s Nessie?
Thought for the Day (Click here) Back to normal after our dose of Unfriendly Canadians, we were again absolutely smothered with Canadian Generosity. We had a leaky tire (AGAIN) on the Clown Car. Not too hard to understand why: When we are towing the CC, it is hard to dodge potholes. And some that hardly
Thought for the day (Click Here) We left the Chandlers in Oak Bay, grateful in the extreme for having such wonderful and generous friends. They, I am sure, were also grateful — to have the bus out of their yard!! So far they have not retracted their invite to stay again before we leave back