Thursday, August 06, 2009

Peace and Love




The Luv Bus sits at the Big Lake Rd. turnoff and the Parks Hwy in front of Lil' Gorilla Groovy Fireworks. Reminds me of my 1971 Camper Bus I drove up here in 1980. Left Seattle on Aug. 1 and arrived in Anchorage Aug. 5th. I took my time and figured I was going faster than a covered wagon.
The air-cooled V-dub engine did not fare well that first winter in Anchorage. By my second winter I was driving a V8 with a good heater. My bus was used for storage and one winter a dog house until one day I was offered $500, my asking price, for the bus with a blown engine and no 4th gear. The buyer put a new engine and transmission in the bus and drove it all the way to Costa Rica and back. Last I heard the bus was sitting in his yard in Homer.
It would be cool to buy it back.

7 comments:

Jennifer Stumpf said...

my neighbor has a VW camper van and we drool over it every day. is one of our dreams to drive one to alaska... had the chance to get one ten years ago and passed on it. too bad.
this bus is so cool, you just have to smile. :)

scarecrow said...

You need to go on to Homer when your time in Kenai is through. That is the "end of the road" as you know and the most beautiful place on earth !

DeeDee said...

And stay at a Motel 6...or is there still one...I remember Tom Bodet always talking about it.

Ken said...

Good idea.

Ken said...

The light is always on.

the tent lady said...

Happy Birthday Kath! Nord tried to call. Hope you're having a fun night. The fishing story was a great read, even better than hearing about it, heh. Raining and already looks like fall here, hope you're having nicer weather. Huge hugs and loads of love to my former twin. Niknik

Anonymous said...

You're what???????
no way!

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