A camping forum for VW bus and camper owners.
Looking back, I realized we never finished our review of camping at South Carlsbad State Beach. So, without further ado, pretend it's still August, it's 95 degrees outside and the beach sounds like a lovely weekend get-away. Are you there? Good.
When we last left you, Westi had just saved us $500 by helping us avoid a ticket.
After our positive…Continue
Added by The Bustache on November 8, 2011 at 7:11pm — No Comments
Saturday's "Night on the Town" Costume: Marvin the Martian
Pew, pew, pew....
(In case you didn't know, that's what a ray gun sound looks like when typed out!)…
Added by The Bustache on October 31, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Last week was HOT is Southern California. While much of the country was sipping steaming cups of hot pumpkin lattes in crisp fall air, we were gulping down ice water in a sweltering 97 degrees sun.
With such weather, there is only one thing to do - GO CAMPING!
And so, we we headed off for some RnR in the Santa Ana mountains. The campground was a full 3087 feet above sea level. We were glad Bustache is was ready for a challenge. I'll review our most recent camping…
Added by The Bustache on October 25, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Or, Bustache and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - The Finale
Last you left us, Steve, Westi and I were driving Bustache from LA to Orange County in SoCal's "Storm Watch 2011."
Sometimes I intentionally make bad decisions. Take this scenario, for example:
This is me on any given Friday night…
Added by The Bustache on October 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
The post I was supposed to have up today isn't ready yet. You know, the Finale to this fine piece of work?
Yeah, a busy and fun weekend left me with no time to devote to my new favorite hobby. What is a blogger to do!?!
Quick! I must employ Survival Strategy #1 - Buy time by razzle-dazzling your readers with pictures of cute babies, monkeys and,…
Added by The Bustache on October 3, 2011 at 3:39pm — No Comments
We've had countless good days in the Bustache. But this post is about the worst day we've ever had in the Bustache.
It was early March, and Steve and I had just spent the weekend with my sister and her wife in Joshua Tree. For those of you who have never been there, Joshua Tree is in the desert about 180 miles east of LA. It's a weird and wonderful land with wacky trees and wonky rock formations - as if it was created by Dr. Seuss himself. We hiked, climbed rocks and cooked some…
Added by The Bustache on September 30, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments
My dad is hilarious. Not the obvious kind of hilarious a la Adam Sander or Robbin Williams or Jim Carrey. More of a subtle surprising hilarity that catches you off-guard.
In fact, "funny" probably wouldn't be a characteristic many people would associate with him. He's a proud introvert and engineer (shocking to see those two words associated, I know!). He's often described as smart, thoughtful,…Continue
Added by The Bustache on September 23, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
As another weekend greets us, I thought come back to the original purpose of this blog - To bring people together, just as the Bustache intended.
You might have noticed the "I've seen the 'Stache!" tab on our blog. It's a connection tool that we hope gets lots of use in the future.
The Bustache is like one big "Come say hi. Sit down. Stay awhile. Share your story. Take a Picture."…
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We took Bustache to get his breaks
checked last weekend. On our way back from Ventura a couple of weeks ago, we noticed Bustache making some peculiar noises every time we slowed to a stop. Sometime it was a high-pitched squeaking; sometimes it was a more alarming “thump, thump, thump.”
We brought him back to the same mechanic we took him to before our Yosemite trip, and the moment we walked in, he asked us “How’d it go?”
“He made it to Yosemite!” Steve…
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We are certainly not the first people to discover the joy of VW Bus ownership. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the open road in a combi and have experienced the magic. The earth-shaking rumbling of the engine, the reverberation of its “aerodynamic” body responding to the wind, the excitement of accelerating from 0-60 in 11 minutes… What? This doesn’t sound like the enchanting encounter alluded to before?
You’re right. It doesn’t. But it is. I promise, it is! And…Continue
Added by The Bustache on September 6, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments