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Old 12-28-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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a Christmas skoolie story 2013,,,lots of pictures

This holiday season revolved around our bus La Tortuga

We used the bus as a Motel and escape pod for the long holiday season 22nd thru 26th...very nice to have our own space

The 24th started at 5 am it was 14*, so I broke out my

engine heated and plugged it in (i do have a block heater,

in a box in the bus lol)







Started by taking the "women folk" to spend the day at the

spa.

9am, 9 women, 9 bottles of champagne....bless the staff on

duty!

That went smooth, went home started to prep/cook waiting for

the phone call to come get them....remember Doug...do not

forget ear plugs!

so lets back up a day and have fun, the real reason anybody

has a bus, yes I could of rented a 65 foot long hummer and a

driver.......were is the fun there?

So I decorated the ole girl




yup icicle lights all around, easy install after buying 4

boxes of these:




so we arrived and parked in dads driveway




We loaded up everyone and headed to the Bristol Motor Speedway!!!!! we had I think 14 maybe 12 dunno



Lots of cool lights and lots of traffic...thankfully we were

not in a car and I was actually able to get up and walk

around... A.K.A. babysit lol






pretty shots




oh ugh yup those are shots from the roof, I had a 4 foot

tall pink tree and 3 elves sitting on top,,,feet thru the

hatch and tree behind hatch...of course they had wine in

solo cups (no glass...think safety.. )

the Holiday music was playing and I think they got as many

pictures from the kids as everything else

Here are 2 getting attacked by a Dinosaur!!!! awesome wifey on right in pink




secret spy pic from front hatch




before going into track the ladies had to take a break,

picture from restroom



we next headed towards the track

into the belly of the beast!





under the stands on the front stretch, this is where you buy

beer and food during race!!! it was a very tight left hander






we drove around and then onto other side of the track

this was very steep and tight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, on to the track



worlds fastest banked short course

infield where Santa stayed while in Bristol




turn 4



start/finish line



cranking the wheel hard and deciding if we will stop and see

Santa in Christmasville ( I was doing atleast 10 mph)



getting ready to exit track; hard right hander up a steep

bank



no worries the track folk stopped a few cars, moved the

plastic poles and walla.....2200 rpm and full boost!





wow that was interesting




Lisa helping to level bus afterwards




I will leave you with one last picture....

snuggled up tight with a glass of Cab Franc on Christmas

eve...Skoolie style



hope you enjoyed the story
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Old 12-28-2013, 02:46 PM   #2
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Hell ya Christmas skoolie!!

Thanks for sharing.

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Bansil, it pleases me to see you enjoying your bus the way you do--keep up the "good work"!
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It must have been scary as hell at first getting on the track. I'd be chitin my pants just thinking of the bus falling over. Looks like y'all had the time of your life.

Thanks for sharing your memories...may we all have such good ones.
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Nice conversion
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OLD thread revival.. wonder whatever happened to the christmas skoolie.. I do plan to put Christmas Lights on mine bot hat the christmas season and at the Christmas convention in New york this summer!
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OLD thread revival.. wonder whatever happened to the christmas skoolie.. I do plan to put Christmas Lights on mine bot hat the christmas season and at the Christmas convention in New york this summer!
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Its gotten a spiral staircase and some paint work, I believe.
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Its gotten a spiral staircase and some paint work, I believe.
a spiral staircase! does it have a roof deck?
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