Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fire On the Mountain Preparation

This week is Fire on the Mountain~ in Lakemont, GA- the NorthEastern part. Its about 3 1/2 hours from me, on the backroads which would make for a nice drive in the Bus. I hope to leave Wednesday so I get in enough time to hike and talk with other bus peoples about my shift troubles. We crawled up under the Bus and the clutch cable is tightened, everything looks good as far as I can see, but I don't really know what I am looking at and the handbook (Bently) isn't much help. Either way it is in great running condition to scoot around, I just need to shift with care. Trey won't be joining me, as he has to work through Friday and we don't want to drive up just for a day and a half, so I am going it alone. This will be the longest I've ever driven in the Bus alone! But I'm not scared, and hopefully I can get a friend to join me. :)

I started making collages from Hancocks Of Paducah fabric catalogs they've sent me after I bought the great mushroom print fabric that adorns my Bus windows. I just love all the fabrics and I am not the greatest sewer (yet) so for now I get to play around with their patterns for free! :) Thanks Hancocks! I hope I can sell these at the festival!


  1. I would buy one, those are COOL! Good Luck on your trip! A buddy that I was in the Marines with is from Paducah. Look forward to seeing some pics from your newest adventure!

  2. These look awesome! I grew up the daughter of a VW mechanic and now my brother carries the torch...has a nice shop near Ketchum ID. Wish he could help you out with your shifter problem.

    Have fun!

  3. Hey Laura, Those look really great! You are so talented!

    I sure have a lot of reading to do here, have to catch up on all that you have been up to! I missed reading your blog!

    Hugs to you and Trey!

    -Mike & Heidi
    97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"

  4. Thanks for the comments everyone! :)

    Mike~its good to hear form you, luckily you don't have much to catch up on as I haven't had many adventures as of late. Hopefully that will change soon

    Volkster~ thanks for the tip I will check that out. The clutch cable is good and tight so I will look at this now. It really isn't as bad as I thought it was, actually pretty easy to drive once I get a hang of it. Got use to driving my 5 speed GMC :)