Friday, August 19, 2011

Shifty Gears

Since our last mechanic visit, our gears are still giving us troubles. It is increasingly difficult to get into 2nd from 3rd or 4th. Its very easy to slide into reverse, or grind it. We think part of the problem may be the clutch wearing down. With only a few more months of camping weather left and only 2 camp outs under our belt, I am going to make it my top priority getting Lenny back into a better driving condition. I really wish I never let a stranger put their hands on my Bus, but I am learning from my mistakes.
One month from now is Fire on the Mountain~ a VW Bus camp out in North Eastern Georgia. Another 5 day event~ I plan to bring the Pindo Palm jelly I have been obsessing about this month. What's pindo palm jelly? I explain it a lot in my other blog this month. :) Check It!

Monday, August 1, 2011

High Country Bus Festival: Take 2

This was our second year at High Country Bus Festival, with last year being the first week we had our bus on the road. This year we were a lot more prepared, and the one of the quickest to pack up and go, now that we have so much experience! I recently purchased a waterproof camera for $100 and I definitely got use out of it, tubing on the New River every day. It doesn't take quite as good photos as my other camera, but I am still learning its features.

I am not sure how many Buses attended but on Friday someone I asked was Bus # 134.

We camped in the primitives, and "went to the city" or "to town" to see friends and tube back home to the boonies. Luckily there were golf carts going back and forth so we hitch hiked, and there we shuttles to bring tubers to different drop off points on the river.

First Spot we had until we found one with more shade

Yes, a tubing dog! & "The City" of Buses
Yetis lookin' for a home
The weather was beautiful Wednesday through Saturday evening, when the skies opened up on us. Around 5pm Trey and I began to tube and a rain storm broke, so we waited at the "River Bar". The sun broke through the clouds for about 45 minutes, so we tubed back to the primitives where we camped, and waited out the storm; which lasted until midnight pretty much... But we all made the most of it and hung out under awnings and tents and in buses.

River bar pre-rain storm

Rain, rain go away save it for another day

Most people were happy to be getting back to their homes and daily lives, but Trey and I were sad because in the woods we feel at home, and we miss the mountains. Hopefully we can return soon :)