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Old 09-15-2014, 10:08 AM   #601
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Envious! So tired of waiting to get mine back!

Enjoy your trip and get lotsa pics!

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Old 09-15-2014, 04:41 PM   #602
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done, no worries...good luck and Godspeed on your buses return
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:21 AM   #603
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been busy and have had crappy internet



we made some paella

mussels,clams, shrimp, and calamari

prepping some stuff


made garlic parmesian bread



and paella is done


more food:

shrimp and scallop allfredo



on the ferry




I could do this everyday



I played in the sand





I grabbed an Allisoris by the horns!! and rode that Beotch!!!!


and last nights snack....

Shrimp and calamari

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Old 09-20-2014, 10:05 AM   #604
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I'm betting by looking at the great pics you post that you are probably the only bus that can wear out a corkscrew!
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:48 AM   #605
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I like you guys bus...but something tells me I'd LOVE your cooking!!!
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Old 09-20-2014, 05:43 PM   #606
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we like to show people that skoolies eat like Prevost owners (except we cook it ourselves )
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:58 PM   #607
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Oh its tempting to mess with that line----------but I'll be good! Ha
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:25 PM   #608
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Impatience.......... but so glad someone else is getting to use their skoolie for more than a place to work!

Food looks fabulous! Guess I'll have to follow you on an adventure at least once!

Enjoy my friend, EN-JOY!!!!

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Old 09-21-2014, 04:59 AM   #609
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great pics! its shrimp season here, but the shrimpers are on strike. hows about some pics of your cooker? please!
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:29 AM   #610
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I'm betting by looking at the great pics you post that you are probably the only bus that can wear out a corkscrew!
nah...we have atleast 3 or 4 of them that get swapped around

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I like your guys bus...but something tells me I'd LOVE your cooking!!!
thats cause you keep playig the whole "starving artist thing" finish up the ole bus and drag here east' we'll feed you
oh...and Tango....bring the ole guy from Kali....he'll be i your neck of the woods at some point

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great pics! its shrimp season here, but the shrimpers are on strike. hows about some pics of your cooker? please!
see the guy on the dinosaur??he's the cooker
serious note, all it is; a cast iron burner from northern tool($20) with 3 air shields leaning against the base(i sheared several different sizes of air guards at work, also work as shims for level.(been using for years)

we also use a couple $9 700watt electric eyes from dollar store (been using them for years also)

fanciest pc we have is the rotisserie oven/convection oven/1200 watt toaster oven....it was free from mom, she upgraded/downsized...it is perfect for bread, pizza and cornish hens

never used the grill this trip..weird....

when I do the deck, I will have smoker mounted....so we can do pork bbq...thus making everyone "hate" the bus at campground


new color scheme has really grown on me...there are 145+ campers here...they are all the same color...everyone loves our "turd in a punch bowl" standout rig
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:53 AM   #611
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geewhiz man, the pic make the cooker look better................................... im thinking the same thing as you on the rear deck having embedded smoker and a sunken fish fryer / crawfish boiler also. but, i gotta finish the rest of the bus first. if i build the rear deck now, all i will want to do is eat and drink.
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Old 09-21-2014, 11:29 AM   #612
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we like to show people that skoolies eat like Prevost owners (except we cook it ourselves )
WE prefer to cook our seafood ourselves. But then we also think our cooking beats any restaurant we can afford to eat at too!

When we spent the winter down in Corpus Christi, we thought we could get seafood fresh off the docks (like gulf shrimp). WRONG! Locals told us that all the seafood is contracted in Corpus by corporations or restaurants. It's spoken for before it ever gets to the docks. Bummer. So for seafood, we either ate at one of the Chinese restuarants (they had lots of seafood) or places like the Boiling Pot.

So when we move to the Gulf Coast (somewhere), Das Mel & David can go surf fishing and I will teach Das Mel how to clean the fish, then she can clean and I will cook! I'm hoping we can make friends with someone that will sell us shrimp at a poor man's price. I LURVE SHRIMPS!
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Love the pics....and just looking at them makes me hungry and thirsty
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:09 PM   #614
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May I just say, the Tortuga theme is great! I work as a desert tortoise monitor (not with my bus unfortunately) and am inspired to put an animal crossing sign in place of the stop sign too! It looks so fetching.

I can definitely see the love you have for your bus, and your cooking looks yummy too. I need to make some Winslow wine glasses and step up my game hahaha!

Keep on, keeping' on!
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May I just say, the Tortuga theme is great! I work as a desert tortoise monitor (not with my bus unfortunately) and am inspired to put an animal crossing sign in place of the stop sign too! It looks so fetching.

I can definitely see the love you have for your bus, and your cooking looks yummy too. I need to make some Winslow wine glasses and step up my game hahaha!

Keep on, keeping' on!


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we can start a wine glass club

I would leave the chandelier on low and got a lot more smile and comments from it, great conversation starter....coming back from bathhouse I noticed first thing...the light
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Old 11-01-2014, 02:43 PM   #616
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been working inside, cleaning and putting crap away, getting ready for next trip...SOUTH



sadly last one for the year....might use her at Christmas
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Old 11-01-2014, 04:57 PM   #617
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Sad indeed, not looking forward to the white stuff.
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Gee, I'm glad I'm not in TN/NC mountains right now! Nice thing about the snow in Elizabethton was that it was dry, not wet like what we were used to in Whitwell (TN) and Franklin (NC).
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Brrrrr my friend
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:35 PM   #620
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Sucks that you're getting snow already, but better you than me. Roachie's all winterized and parked for the winter - hopefully this winter's not as interesting as last year.
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