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Bus to rent for photoshoot in Sacramento?

Any of you Sacramento folks know someone who would rent a bay window or split for a engagement photoshoot? Someone from there reached out to me yesterday asking. I think it's just a few hours in the…Continue

Started Jul 26, 2013

Buying a bus sight unseen, on the other side of the country...
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Is there some advice for this? We found another bus on the East Coast. I talked to the owner and it seems legit, but I am slightly nervous about handing over money and hoping a bus shows up someday…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Big Blue's Driver Jul 28, 2011.

California State Parks closing
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Big Blue's Driver Jul 28, 2011.

VW Bus Rendezvous - Maupin, OR - Father's Day 2011
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I know it's early, but I want to try to make it next year. What's the website that you can download the form to send in for a reservation? I want to make sure not to miss it.Who else is thinking of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Oct 7, 2010.

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regis101 commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"He will now be know as, Gypsy Gene."
6 hours ago
Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"John told me it was over 11,000 miles. Brett will hopefully have time this weekend to give us an update on all the miles from all those who were at 2014 and 2015. Hope so, anyway :)"
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Randy January commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Gene won.  I want to say it was  a bit over 10K miles, but I don't really remember."
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Rick & Liz Strand commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Who won the wanderer award? And what was the mileage?"
Friday
Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Hi everyone, this may be a better link to see the photos I am posting from last weekend .... http://www.facebook.com/TheYesWeCanCamperVan/photos_stream Access is public, so I hope this link works. ALSO, it would be very nice if you would like…"
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Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Randy thanks for letting me know. Maybe it only works if you like my VW's page first .... http://www.facebook.com/TheYesWeCanCamperVan "
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Randy January commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
" I couldn't access your link Carole.  You may have to change the permissions on it to public."
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Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Lovely time and met so many wonderful people. Started to post some photos from the weekend on my VW's facebook page, in this album http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153293846237445.1073741834.203679777444 ;Hope this link…"
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Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Hi Kim, "Blackstar" is a very well liked and well attended annual VW campout in the Chino area. Its now held at Prado Regional RV park. The three days include a caravan to OCTO. It would be lovely to see you there. If you friend me on…"
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Bruce commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"THANKS TO BIG BLUE AND THE WHOLE DAMN FAMILY FOR A GREAT TIME!!! Looking forward to next year already! See all you die hards at trainspotting... :)"
May 17
Irwin commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"My husband and kiddos are arriving shortly. Please all share a spot if non available he is driving far with 3 kids to himself. Thanks so much. bummed to miss it but studying for final exams in physiology. Hope to make it next year! "
May 16
Rick & Liz Strand commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Looks like we won't be up there until Saturday morning. Rick has been trying to kick a pesky cold and I don't think he's up to camping tonight. But, we hope to be there tomorrow to get our miles in for the Adventurer Award! We live in…"
May 15
Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Hi Kim, "Blackstar" is a very well liked and well attended annual VW campout in the Chino area. Its now held at Prado Regional RV park. The three days include a caravan to OCTO. It would be lovely to see you there. If you friend me on…"
May 15
Kim Baily commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Thanks everyone for your comments. Carole I'm new to the vw world what is the Chino Blackstar?"
May 14
Rick & Liz Strand commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Been there...done that!"
May 14
Big Blue's Driver commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2015 - the Seventh Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Susie Q and Eva - not too late. Come on out. Kim - sorry to see that. Hope it isn't too bad!"
May 14

Comment Wall (16 comments)

At 11:01am on November 11, 2009, Jenn Frederick said…
I manually copied and pasted recent blog entries which were about the bus or baja only. I couldn't figure out a way to automatically link my blog to the vw camper family site.
At 10:24am on November 17, 2009, Shari G-E said…
A little agricultural town called Knight's Landing. It's on Hwy 113 north of Woodlland on the Sacramento River. I drive through there all the time on the way to visit friends and family where I grew up. There's a steel deck bridge over the river and you make a left onto the levee rd.--can't really see it from the road.
At 12:06am on November 18, 2009, Shari G-E said…
It's on the Sacramento River just outside a small agricultural town north of Woodland called, Knight's Landing--I go by when I go home to see family and friends. I took the picture on the way home from the Trainspotting I campout, June '09.
At 5:50pm on November 23, 2009, Aaron Quinn said…
I have heard about the parking in the pines but have not had the chance to go yet. I know Troy by name only and there are a couple others from thesamba that go too. It sounds like a good group of people and they have a good time.
At 12:28am on November 27, 2009, Casey Gerstle said…
thanks!
At 10:54am on December 5, 2009, Elaine Long Vandiver said…
Yeah, we got lucky and found a deal on a '67 a few years back. Couldn't bring ourselves to get rid of the '78--too many memories! Actually, our '78 is a little famous (in my humble opinion). It was used as the image for several Dave Matthews Band concert posters. Check out my blog: www.bill-the-bus.blogspot.com Very excited to have found a new VW community!!
At 1:06am on December 6, 2009, busboss said…
Thanks for the welcome! My bus is sitting comfortably on jack stands in the garage right now. I'm working on some interior projects and will begin an engine rebuild in the Spring. You probably won't see me until Summer but you will see me as soon as we are on the road again.
At 10:14pm on January 27, 2010, Nick Maiorsky said…
I was super busy last few days.Moving/Work/Snowboarding...
I pormise a good post as soon as I get some time.
Cheers:) I'm so lucky to be #100
At 9:26am on February 19, 2010, westywoman said…
Be prepared for an onslaught of new members...I posted this website on the Vanagon list today. :-) Melissa
At 5:51pm on December 12, 2010, doug said…

hello bret

thanx for the greeting! i am looking forward to meeting some of you folks in the future for some camping and good old chewing the fat !  have a wonderful safe holiday!                            

                                                                                                            doug

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From Regis:

 

Welcome to all those who have found this site.  Get settled making your page with info and pic's about yourself.

Then click onto the Groups and join any and all that appeal to you.  There will be additional, sometimes more exacting, info within the various groups.
Happy trails, Regis
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Posted on December 16, 2010 at 9:08pm — 1 Comment

Our Northern-most member!

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 10:26pm

300 Members! Have you seen the Member Map?

Have you guys seen the member map function of the site? It's under the "Fellow Bussers" tab. You can put your city on there. This function can be used as a way to help you get camping advice for specific members. It also can help know who is in the area in case you break down. NOTE: you don't need to put an address - you can just put the city if you are comfortable with that.



Think of it as an easy to update AIRS list:…



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Posted on July 28, 2010 at 10:34pm

SUMMER NEWSLETTER: WEBSITE UPDATE AND T-SHIRT CONTEST

Hello VW Camper Family!



It’s been a great spring and summer of VW camping though it’s never enough. I hope that you are using the site to organize events and share photos of your happenings (or, your documenting your attempts to get the ol’ bus back on the road).



WEBSITE UPDATE:

You’ll notice the site no longer has ads! That’s cool! But it’s because we plunked down $180 bucks to keep the community alive. Ning, who hosts our little… Continue

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

 
 
 

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