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Old 10-17-2013, 04:45 PM   #41
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cool pics...and holy shiat what a fast transformation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:09 PM   #42
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:20 AM   #43
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yeah, the little one is already a bus veteran and spoiled
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:15 AM   #44
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If anyone driving to or from DC, Laurel is a good place to stop. The Silver Diner has THE best food - it's delicious, healthy, and a lot of it's organic. We had a Philly cheesesteak omelette, caramel French toast and corned beef hash at the table and everyone was pleased and stuffed!
I wish you had said something. I could have met you in Laurel. Only about a half hour drive for me. The Silver Diner is nice.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:25 AM   #45
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Oh wait, I see, you Crown owners can't hang with us lowly Thomas owners. It's bad enough to get snubbed by the Bluebirdies, now it's the Crownies too.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:56 AM   #46
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If anyone driving to or from DC, Laurel is a good place to stop. The Silver Diner has THE best food - it's delicious, healthy, and a lot of it's organic. We had a Philly cheesesteak omelette, caramel French toast and corned beef hash at the table and everyone was pleased and stuffed!
I wish you had said something. I could have met you in Laurel. Only about a half hour drive for me. The Silver Diner is nice.

Damn! We didn't even get there until 2am, woke up at 11 or so, ate, and rolled out! We want to stop there on the way back too so we'll plan ahead for that one
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And thanks everyone!!

We've only had one real snafu so far, my mother and father in law gave us a mini fridge that leaked all over the damn place and ruined a chunk of the floor!! Thankfully we have 4 extra boxes in the trunk.

We made it to the wedding, reception is tomorrow... and we are exhausted. Looking forward to the day when we can just sleep in!!! Also we have a pretty small electric fire place on and it's staying pretty warm. It's 51 though, any colder and we'd probably need the propane heater. I'm thinking Sunday we need to make a second room divider, a shade for the very back window, and a shade for the windshield to help keep more heat in. The curtains alone bring the temperature way up.
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No pics?
It is amazing what curtains can do....ya'll have fun today at the reception...
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Damn! We didn't even get there until 2am, woke up at 11 or so, ate, and rolled out! We want to stop there on the way back too so we'll plan ahead for that one
Let me know if you can fit it in. I know you where in a time crunch to get there. I glad you made there with little issue.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:38 PM   #50
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So here's the update!

The Magic Bungalow is no longer 100% yellow! We've sanded, wiped down with acetone and started painting. Weather permitting (which it seems like it will), we will finish painting today. Need to get more tape and a gallon of black rustoleum for the windows, and finish up the grey and we'll be good to go.
Pleasant surprise of painting - the 'taupe' paint we were given actually dries as battleship grey on the bus! (It appears tan on my mom's house).

We also acquired a FREE wood stove that is perfect for the bus. Still need to clean and repaint it, most likely will install it when we get back to NC.

Added a few more curtains and the bus retains heat amazingly well, even on the nights where it's been 32 degrees. We're only using an electric fireplace (heat only comes out of the bottom) in the living room, and a 'HeatDish' in the sleeping area.

Between the weather, a minor back injury (on my part), and lack of funds, we haven't been able to do much with the bus except enjoy it! We are plugged into my mother's house via a few heavy duty extension cords and everything works just fine. Still haven't cooked in the bus, nor have we even needed the propane we brought. So far we've been living in the bus for almost 2 weeks - 3 people and 4 cats, and it's still very comfortable. We'll spend another week here in New England, then back to NC for a week or two, then we're heading to Asheville for an undetermined period of time.I'm definitely looking forward to getting off freakin bed rest orders and getting some work done on the bus!

I'll upload pictures later today, sorry y'all!

@wmkbailey - I'll let you know for sure when we'll be stopping in MD again!
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