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Roadside Friendship 4 Replies

Back in the 90's there was a VW club in Cali that gave out a little paper back book to members to keep in your glove compartment that had "on the road travel" member contacts. People and shops in…Continue

Started by Les Paw. Last reply by Les Paw Mar 28, 2013.

Is there already a SoCal VW Camper Group formed?

I don't want to duplicate efforts.  I haven't been able to find any as of yet... but there are so many Westy's on the road down here!

Started by The Bustache Sep 13, 2011.

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Comment by Michael J. on January 10, 2012 at 7:16am
I'll try to make it there...
Comment by The Bustache on January 10, 2012 at 8:36am

Sunday morning works better for us (plus it's more fun to cruise during the daylight when people can see us :-), but we can do Sunday too if that works for everyone better.

Looks forward to seeing you all soon!

Comment by Kat t on January 11, 2012 at 6:51am
Are there two meetups now? I am confused..
Comment by Michael J. on January 11, 2012 at 7:04am
Yeah... Two mtgs... Sat @ 4:30pm @ The Counter in MDR... And on Sun @ 9-9:30am @ Cafe Milan in PDR...

I'll try to attend both myself... Hope to see you there... ()
Comment by The Bustache on January 11, 2012 at 10:15am

We will be there for sure on Sunday morning. 

We'll try to make it on Saturday afternoon too, but not sure we can get up to LA in time.  We'll do our best!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!  :-(D

Comment by Peter on January 11, 2012 at 10:19am

I'm sorry I'll miss it. I was in SoCal with my bus during the week between Christmas and New Years.

Regarding a Norcal/Socal meet up, it's something I've been wanting to put together for a while. The largest problem is the location - it needs to be midway, and it needs enough ammenities for all types of camping. 

Just to get an idea of interest: How does everyone feel about Lake Nacimiento outside of Paso Robles?


Pine Knoll has showers, Eagles Ridge has group sites and showers are always walkable (admittedly a long walk).

It's midway from Norcal/Socal, it's got a lake for those who travel with kayaks on the roof, Paso Robles is nearby if you want/need stuff, and if you feel like taking the scenic route to Hwy one, it's close.

It's open from April to November. Thoughts?


Comment by Kat t on January 12, 2012 at 5:27pm

We will try to make Sunday.. prob closer to 930/10 though.. :) 

  Not sure about Saturday.. I work across the street from the Counter and really don't   want to be there on my day off or cruise in the dark... A day cruise sounds like much more fun! :)   :) Thanks Orange Crush for organizing!

Comment by Kat t on January 12, 2012 at 5:33pm

Outlaws Burger in Playa Del Rey would also be a good place to meet sometime. They have ample parking which is a good thing with these buses! :)


Comment by Orange Crush Bus on January 12, 2012 at 5:47pm
True, Milan has breakfast though, but you're right about parking!
Comment by Peter on January 12, 2012 at 6:06pm

Take pics, post them here. I'd love to see some of the faces and buses behind the online personas.



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