Category Archives: Things To Do

New Grill

so this is my first mobile post….

I was at the mall today and saw the green Weber baby grill.  I thought to myself…. who the hell would..wait I would.  It matches the bus! I didn’t price it but I assume it is double the black ones.  Maybe some day when I get employed.

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Posted by on July 8, 2010 in Things To Do


Our First Planned Bus Event

We finally found our first sanctioned bus event to attend this year.  It is called Dixie Bus and it is held in Mount Vernon Ohio.  The Ohio Valley Tribe is sponsoring this event the date is Aug 7 to 10 at the Rustic Knolls Campground. This is a short run from Chicago only about 375 miles taking the secondary roads.  We have decided this is they way to go since folks drive 80 mph in Chicago.  There is also a music festival during the same time called the Daniel Decatur Emmett Music FestivalMr. Emmett wrote the classics Dixie, Old Dan Tucker, Blue Tail Fly and Turkey in the Straw. . .  and as you may have guessed….. he hailed from Mt. Vernon Ohio.

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Posted by on April 27, 2008 in Things To Do


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Planned Activities

We have a few things planned for this year already. Unfortunately nothing with organized bus folks yet, but there is time. We have to juggle around baseball and football too. But that won’t slow us down too much. The first trip on the agenda is actually getting the bus. We hare considering a few alternatives. Driving down to pick up the bus and driving back, flying down and driving Kermit back, or either Marilyn or I flying down and driving back. Personally I would like to find the cheapest plan. This will allow more money to spend on family outings 🙂 . The maiden voyage will be to Michigan over the 4th of July. We will be meeting friends from Colorado and DC for a weekend on Lake Michigan. Then to Hartford Michigan to my cousin’s wedding. This will be the first time Kermit will meet the rest of the family. Then to Indiana over Labor Day weekend to the Bean Blossom Blues, Brew, and BBQ festival in Nashville. I have wanted to go this for a couple of years. This year they have added the BREW and BBQ to the event.

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Posted by on April 18, 2008 in Things To Do


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Wakarusa Music & Camping

We’re on this great list called the Buskatiers, and several of them posted a cool upcoming musical extravaganza called Wakarusa, 6/5-6/8 this year, which is a Native American word meaning “Ass-deep”. Its held in the Lawrence Kansas area, and refers to the Wakarusa River, which, oddly enough, is about “ass-deep” in depth. Too funny! This sounds right up our alley, we love this kind of camping.

I used to attend the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, aka MichFest 8/5-1/10 this year, with the kids, camping and music for a solid week was fabulous! And back in the day, when I lived in Austin, we attended South by Southwest, aka SXSW 3/7-3/16 this year, then when we moved to Chicago and got married on 3/13/96 we traveled back for our honeymoon:)

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Posted by on February 6, 2008 in Things To Do


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What Will We Do?

As folks are planning their 2008 camping season, we are beginning to see some of the activities that they have planned. I have spent hours visiting websites, reading reports, and looking at pictures. How did we find all of these events? Well, we belong to the following Yahoo groups: Ohio Valley Tribe, Westfalia, WetWesties, and Buskatiers (which isn’t a yahoo group). Finally and certainly not least is The Samba!

The event that I just finished exploring is a event called BusFusion this event is being held in Altmont, Ontario, which is on the Mississippi River scheduled for the middle of June. This looks like a lot of fun. They have a jam session, swap meet and Arts and Craft sales by the participants. Something like this could motivate me to do more with my photography. We probably won’t make this year as we have a tentative plan for Yellowstone Park with some neighbors.

Another one I looked at was BBB (Buses by the Bridge), this event was in mid-Jan in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. This looks like a lot of fun, too. Look at the photos from this trip and you will find a very cool bus interior. Marilyn is in love with this one.

And the final one for today is the VW Buses N Boat Bash.  This trip features a 6 mile canoe trip on the Little Miami River just North of Cincinnati and hosted by the Full Moon Bus Club. The thing that is the most amazing about these places are that they are all in small towns, which personally I like.  I have some more I’ll write about later.  I have a migraine that is asking me to shut down . . . .

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Posted by on February 4, 2008 in Things To Do


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