January 30, 2003
Stephen King's Christine?
On Monday I drove up to Seattle to attend Rolf Potts' first book event. It's slow going cruising up I-5 and the weather was rather inclement. When stopped for gas in Albany, OR, the bus would stall every time I...
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November 23, 2002
Mini Roadtrip
Ant, Chris, Nick and I will be taking the BootBus to Nick's Going Away Party tonight....
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October 20, 2002
The long and winding road
Nick and Sean left this morning just before midday. All the gear in the bus packed up surprisingly well. I think we were all amazed at how much room was left over. The challenge will be to keep everything in...
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October 19, 2002
Pre Campus Crawl Kickoff
All the shopping is done, just about all our gear is packed, the bus is washed up and cleaned out. I feel about as ready to go as possible. A few folks should be swinging by in the next half...
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Let's Hope this doesn't happen to us
(submitted by joe e, thx!) the BootBus?...
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October 18, 2002
Offer from Fresno
This was a comment from the Campus Crawl Schedule Entry by John - I like it and thank you! I think Nickers and I will have to make a stop in Fresno. (Entry by John) Fresno State (= CSU, Fresno)...
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October 17, 2002
Ramping Up - Bigtime
We are just less than 72 hours from leaving on the Campus Crawl. Old BootsnAll members are in touch with us and ready to meet up. I am freakin' jacked up to meet them as well. Food - Nick and...
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October 10, 2002
U of O Street Faire
Today is the 2nd of 3 days at the U of O Street Faire. Yesterday was very fun. We met a lot of students and folks are definately interested in travelling. The BootBus is the centerpiece of our booth and...
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October 02, 2002
Lazy Leo - Camping pic
Nick, Chris and I are sitting here @ the office - it's like 10:15 p.m. and we are currently listening to U2 - Zooropa after watching the Yankees get beat by the Angels in games 2 of the division series....
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September 28, 2002
Fall Creek Campground
Jen Leo has been bugging us to go camping for awhile now. So tonight, Ant, Jen, Nick and I are going in the BootBus to Fall Creek Campground to barbeque, make a fire according to the way, and drink a...
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September 26, 2002
The VW Van wave
At 6:37 a.m. this morning, I was turning right onto the Delta Highway exit off of Beltline Highway on my way into the office. Just as I started the slight veer to the right, a VW Vanagon passed me in...
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September 24, 2002
Campus Crawl
Here is the schedule for our Campus Crawl. Nick and Sean will be hitting universities in Oregon and California and giving away a RTW ticket. If you're going to be in the area for one of these dates, send us...
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September 23, 2002
Campus Crawl - Tentative Schedule
Campus Crawl Schedule...
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September 09, 2002
Eugene - Portland
Chris and I went up to Portland this weekend in the BootBus - which is not that unusual. But when we arrived, the Bus leaked oil. Yes - it normally leaks, but this was like Kuwait during Desert Storm. So...
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July 15, 2002
VW Buses on the East Coast
After being on Central PA for 1 week - I saw my first VW (pre- 1971) bus. Of course a big Dead Head sticker was in the side window. They are just not nearly as common out here. Every other...
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June 20, 2002
Made it home
Jen and I made it back to Eugene around Midnight Monday. The Bootbus preformed admirably and I am thankful to be back. Tom (the VW guy) fixed our clutch for $55. The clutch cable had broken, so he replaced it...
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June 17, 2002
So far, so good
Currently, I am at the shop getting BootBus logos and stuff installed on the Bootbus (see pop-up pic). The drive out to Pleasanton was not a problem. Now that I know the clutch is useless, the bus is running like...
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June 16, 2002
Cooler Packed, Oil topped
(Will the BootBus make it back? Vote here. added at 6:42 p.m.) off. JenLeo and I are attempting to drive back from San Francisco, CA to Eugene, OR without the use of a clutch, starting 5:30 a.m. Monday morning. (June...
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June 15, 2002
Picking it up and related stuff
I picked up the BootBus on Friday night and as I pulled out of Coby's driveway, everything seemed to be A OK. But, about a mile down the road, all the gears started grinding again. Ugh. Somehow I made it...
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June 13, 2002
Trying to get the bus "fixed"
The next morning, JenLeo came back out with me in an attempt to get the bus fixed. After some Corte Madera cop, helped me push the bus to the local Chevron, the gas station dudes had a look at it....
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June 12, 2002
So I decided to hitch back
It was 5:15 p.m. and the bus was not going to be fixed today, so I took matters into my own hands, and thought about what the travel god (Nick O'Neill aka Travelnutter) would do. He would hitch. So I...
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Our First Breakdown
I suppose we were kinding of expecting it, but we never knew when it might strike. Now we know. A day after Sean had completed the drive from Eugene to San Francisco, the BootBus has a problem. Sean's currently stuck...
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June 11, 2002
Hot Writing Women, I mean
The Wild Writing Women. These women are hot and wild. (See pic below - they laugh, travel, and drink like female pirates) So we got into town, just in time for Jen to participate in her writer's group book reading...
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June 10, 2002
Camping in Yreka off I-5
Jen and I camped in "Waiika Travel Haven". Miller Lite in cans was on tap before sleeping in a tent about 10 feet from a glowing phone booth. Jen - Miller Lite Sean with Miller Lite in BootBus Camping and...
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June 07, 2002
Heading for San Francisco
This Monday, June 11th @ 4:00p.m. - I am gonna be taking the BootBus down to SF for a week. Die hard Boots member, Jen Leo will be joining for the road trip both ways. I would love to meet...
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April 21, 2002
Road Trip
We're back in Eugene and getting our heads together after a great road trip down to San Luis Obispo on California's central coast. Eugene has a reputation for rainy weather and as we left on Monday mornig it sure felt...
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April 20, 2002
Feeling buzzed in the BootBus
We arrived back in Eugene around 4 p.m. yesterday. After, Chris, Nick and I unloaded the bus and started checking email, we all felt a bit strange. Our ears were ringing and we all felt a bit "buzzed". Chris and...
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April 17, 2002
California, San Luis Opisbo
We made it all the way down here yesterday...the Oil light started flashing about 2 miles outside San Luis Opisbo (SLO) - we added some more oil and all seems to be good with the BootBus The 1st night, we...
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I'm a Dumas!
It's been so long since I've been camping. Sean and I tried to remember the last time we'd used the tent and we couldn't. That is no excuse however for the stupidity I showed last night as we were setting...
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April 15, 2002
Going to California
Nick, Chris and I are going to CA in the BootBus today. The first road trip. Honk if you see us on I-5 going south over Mt. Shasta....
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April 03, 2002
BootBus is a Bug Killer
The BootBus is a Bug Killer. Chris and I went on a mini-roadtrip to Portland Monday and Tuesday of this week. When we arrived back at Boots HQ - we found many dead bugs on the front panel. Check out...
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