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Old 10-30-2012, 01:30 PM   #41
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I have a Jeep Wrangler I would love to tow...but...the Crown rear end is all trunk space. The main frame does not go back all the way to the bumper, thus, it will require a speacilized hitch. The lowest of the quotes I got for it was about $1,600...have to save up for that. In the meantime, the bikes do just fine. I usually don't go too far out in the wild, so I cna walk or ride my bike for things I run out of, which is usually beer, while I out, or like you said, public transit.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:29 PM   #42
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Went out to the Orange Grove RV for New Year. It's only about 10 miles from the house, so a cheap get-away and my "children" don't tolerate the noise of New Year very well, so they got to relax too Was good to get the bus out on the road.







My "kids" taking their nap...Venus, TC, Bob, & Sara Lee


The view across the road from the park


Off to Sacramento next weekend for a meeting, so the Crown will really have a chance to strech ist legs on a 600 mile trip. We're both ready to go!
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:12 PM   #43
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What a view! Plus all the oranges you could eat, lol. Thanks for sharing. Wish I was there!
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:50 PM   #44
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I am formerly a past State President for the California Association of School Transportation Officials (CASTO). When we had our conference in Ontario, CA in 2008, the BC had just come out of the paint shop. The person I had asked to be a Keynote at that Conference that year was Jackie Mayer, Miss America for 1963. Jackie had it all when she was crowned, but suffered a massive stroke seven years later in 1970. She had to learn, among other challenges, how to speak again. She tours the country now as a motivational speaker. I don't think I've met such a nice person in a long time. I enjoyed meeting her and having her speak to our conference.

At the time, I asked her if she would give me the honor and "christen" the Brown Crown for me...without hesitation, she was ready to go. Here we are pictured with our Champagne and getting ready to go out for the evening banquet. Look her up on the web, a truly inspiring individual. We are about ready to have our next conference in San Diego and I was thinking of her today.

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Old 02-15-2013, 05:08 PM   #45
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Very cool memory,I know you ddnt just wack the brown crown with the bottle and fresh paint....so did you just drink it sitting inside? ...or...
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:35 PM   #46
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Bansil, that nice gold bumper got a good whack, but the bottle wouldn't break, so we just opened it and poured it all over the front...still have that bottle today
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:46 PM   #47
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Bansil, that nice gold bumper got a good whack, but the bottle wouldn't break, so we just opened it and poured it all over the front...still have that bottle today
You know that if the bottle doesn't break it's bad luck. It's a crime to waste good booze anyway.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:35 PM   #48
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Just some pics of last weekend's trip out to the Orange Grove. Had a good time, met some really nice RV'ers, park was really full, and lot's of beer. Not a very exotic destination, but always nice to drive the bus and enjoy the results of the conversion work.





My cat Venus on top of the driver's seat


Couldn't resist a few more stick on letters on the dash
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #49
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Some people have all the luck..........
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:37 PM   #50
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Very cool!

BC, are you still carrying your bicycle? If so, where at?
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