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08/08/06

Permalink 11:35:47 pm, by Email , 245 words   English (CA)
Categories: General Shtuff, From The Desk of Sue, Day Tripping & Travel

The stars at night, are big and bright ...

..... deep in the heart of Texas.....

When I think of the Lone Star State ... I think of .....Big Steaks ... Bigger Cowboy Hats ... and World Famous Texan Hospitality ......but there is so much more .... and today I am definitely in the mood for adventure!

Join us in exploring America's second largest state through the eyes of a native Texan and our newest renter. Texas RV Travel offers beautiful photos, fascinating facts, and well written and useful articles for anyone interested in this larger-than-life place.

I love travelling the back roads, meeting people, and learning about places that are off the beaten path ....CyberCelt takes us there with an outstanding information packed blog .... and although the RV or Old Green Bus is optional ....it's definitely much more fun!

And in your travels you may wish to stock up on some free stuff at Free Samples & Products Online ... everybody LOVES free stuff!

A hearty "Ki-yip-pee-yi" to y'all from the desk of this wannabe Texan! I wonder if I can be an honourary one?

And the usual last note on the old blog... PLEASE SUPPORT THE DREAM!

Please don't forget about our pixel ad site, HelpCoverTheBus.Com and our PayPal donation button (see the upper-right hand side of the blog) and, of course, the NEW Cafe Press shop for T-Shirts and shtuff! (...and who doesn't need some shtuff!)

Please help us make this dream a reality and save a piece of history!

...an entire family would thank you!

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Permalink 07:33:42 pm, by Email , 362 words   English (CA)
Categories: Any News?

Just a quick update...

Through the Yahoo! mailgroup British Buses Abroad in North America, I received a "Word Doc" from a gentleman I'm pleased that I've already been in contact with, Mr. Bob Martin.

Mr. Martin is a bus enthusiast of the first degree and takes "Busman Holidays" where he looks up and checks up on British buses abroad...

I've already known about this, (Mr. Martin told me about this...) but I thought I'd share it verbatim since he published this latest (2006) "addition" to his holiday notes to the mail list...

...Not far away in 1999 I had seen RLH 3 (KYY 503) in a yard, this time the bus was no longer on site. Luckily I had the yard owners name and address and he was able to tell me where it could be found. The vehicle owner lives in Rozwell NM but it is stored on a farm in Santa Rosa however the present carer wouldn’t let me take photo’s of it as it was in a barn, but after a bit of persuading he took some photographs of it for me. Although filled up with junk it looked in good shape.

RLH 3

When Mr. Martin has the photos ready, he said he'd be sending them to me... I will, if allowed, share them with you all. (I do hope some of you are interested in this...)

I know I'd heard this a few months back, but he only just "released" this to the enthusiasts this evening...

...and it's kind of strange...

At one, I'm glad she's still in good shape and under cover.

At the other, she's being used as a garbage container and still likely to be scrapped or worse to "pay" her storage fee.

RLH 3

Re-reading this only enforces how we all feel here... we really need to save this bus.

If you haven't already, PLEASE click here and read why this bus is very special to my whole family...

...and then, if you can, please help us out.

RLH 3

If you can help by spreading the word about this site... or any of it's facets... anything...

Help us save this old bus.

An entire family would be very grateful.

Please Help Us Save RLH 3...

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Permalink 04:42:08 pm, by Email , 196 words   English (CA)
Categories: Any News?, General Shtuff

Answering a question... Fame vs. Success Post...

In the post entitled "Fame vs. Success", someone e-mailed to ask "who" were the folks in the pictures I used...

Success

Top Row: Left to Right...
Nikola Tesla, Ernest Hemmingway, Henry Ford, Albert Einstein
Bottom Row: Left to Right...
Harriett Tubman, Helen Keller, George Bernard Shaw, Chuck Yeager

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I really hope they didn't mean this set of pictures used in the same post though...

Fame

Left to Right...
Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Kato Kalen, Britney Spears, Pamela Anderson, Tom Cruise.

Remember, to paraphrase the late Erma Bombeck again...

Don't confuse success with fame... Helen Keller is one... Britney Spears is the other.

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Keeping this short today after two very long posts in a row... Never let it be said I didn't consider my reading audience! :)

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The usual last note on the old blog... PLEASE SUPPORT THE DREAM!

Please don't forget about our pixel ad site, HelpCoverTheBus.Com and our PayPal donation button (see the upper-right hand side of the blog) and, of course, the NEW Cafe Press shop for T-Shirts and shtuff! (...and who doesn't need some shtuff!)

Please help us make this dream a reality and save a piece of history!

...an entire family would thank you!

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This blog was started in April of 2006... its original itent was really twofold. One was to be a "sounding board" for it's author... and the other... well...

At the time we started this, your humble author was unemployed and going through the usual crisis situations that arise from being jobless.

We (my wife, stepdaughter, and I,) used to "amuse" ourselves (read: Take our minds off our troubles) by more-or-less fantasizing as a family about what we'd do when things "turned around". Along this route, we discussed going to England on a vacation... and in that, alighted on "double-decker buses".

We kind of adopted one bus... Regent Low Height 3... as Our Bus... and we used to talk about what we'd do with "our bus" if we got it... from fixing it up to the trips we'd take on it.

Along the way, we became students of the history of this bus which HONESTLY seemd it was truly for us... trouble was, we couldn't afford the bus and weren't in a position to work towards the bus... so we had a couple of options...

Since the bus' position was sketchy (there's a chance she might be sold for scrap or "carved up" in other ways,) we could forget about her and pretend she didn't exist...

...or we could TRY... ask for help... put our dream of owning and saving "One Old Green Bus" into the universe and see what happens...

As of February, 2008, we knew that there was a perspective buyer for the bus (not us, obviously,) and made some difficult decisions... The first was that we wouldn't "beg" for help anymore and give the little money we received to a few different charities both online and off... and the second was simply hope that either we find a corporate sponsor (for an "ad" idea we have, click here to about read that,) or even a patron who see's the value in a silly family's dream...

But, if the bus is about to be purchased by someone who's planning on restoring it and they "get there first", we wish them well and are glad that at least Our One Old Green Bus is in a safe place being looked after.

For now, though, we are still hoping WE might be the ones to get our One Old Green Bus and see a family dream come true...

Regardless, this blog WILL continue... and we will still "go for" a bus of our own... but this blog will ALWAYS be dedicated to our own One Old Green Bus.

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