Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round....






This is our bus we are going to convert into a motorhome. Plans, drawings, designs, dreams of travel are in the making. It started with a grey cloud of smoke..and then it purred along like a kitten..ahhh, I love the smell of diesel in the morning, LOL! Now I have to go out and get me a bus license..cannot wait. In the future I would still love to get my pilots license too, one dream at a time I guess.
Our dream to travel Australia via the coast initially is getting closer. The bus is in relatively good nick for its age and my Angie is a motor mechanic by trade and has sussed out the motor and getting ideas on costs of things mechanical.
Will try figure out how to blog the design of the bus at some stage..when we settle on it that is. For now we have a scale drawing of a motorhome with a queen size bed and 5 bunks in it. The dining table will be able to collapse into another larger sized single bed if needed as well. Tips and ideas on things we need and things people have said you can do without on travels in a motorhome are being tallied up.
First though, will be the task of stripping her bare and cleaning her up...good fun :) Will run a blog about it when she gets home here finaly, pics included. The kids are excited and so are we :)
We have named the travelling home ,WE VAMOOSE!!!

19 comments:

Rebecca said...

A bus! What kind of fool would buy a bus? :-P

Stewed Hamm said...

I'm having a "Partridge Family" flashback here... You're not gonna sic Bonaduce on us are you?

Huggies said...

A ex National Bus Co. Bus going be the colour scheme.

She set you back much money ?

May I suggest you do some nice panel works on the side like this or this.

Mark said...

Stew beat me to the PF comment.

Jay said...

Hey! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.

I love the bus. It looks like that is going to be a lot of fun fixing it up and travelling. Don't forget the 42" plasma tv that pulls down from the roof and the air conditioning unit on the top. haha

Kieran said...

And now that song will not leave my head. Great (:

Cazzie!!! said...

I got somethin' to say to y'all..."COME ON, GET HAPPEEEEEE!!!"
Hahahahaha!!!
Rebecca, takes one bus owner to know one !!
Stew, cannot think of a worse travel companion...he was a trud, LOL.
Huggies, I really like the second design, wouldnchaknowit...I drew something similar for the bus in fact. "WE VAMOOSE" is worth her weight in gold :)
Mark...I guess you all have something in common..I am going to have me some guitar lessons as of next school term too, so look out for Cazzie's CD :)
Jay, no probs...the plasma sounds awesome!!!
Kieran, I am so sorry, I hope to make my own CD once I get my fingers right on the guitar..and my ears a tuned to my strumming..then I may be able to put some other nice sounds in your mind :)

Steph said...

How cool!! You could even stop and pick up passengers to make some extra money.

Cazzie!!! said...

Not a bad idea Steph. It will, as I see it for now, take 10 people. We are a family of 6 so there's room for 4 :)

Dr Evil said...

Will it be wheelchair accessible?

Cazzie!!! said...

Accessible to friends like you for sure :) Just not accessible to whining people who dunno how to have a good time..and I dare say you aren't one of them :)

Dr Evil said...

Worst come to worst, I could get a piggy back or fireman carry into the bus-o-fun!

Cazzie!!! said...

Cool idea Dr Evil..what about this....we could have it up and running for a grog blog night out and take everyone up to a winery or something!!!!

Dr Evil said...

Cazzie - nice idea! I'll sleep all day then party all nite. Need the bus to do a round trip to Sydney to pick up Steph!

Cazzie!!! said...

Fugg yeah..you are onnn, Steph rocks !!

Melly` said...

Ahhh u and your tribe can plug the extension cord in here.. bring the motor bike.. the kids will have a BALL on the mud flats. Actually two doors up today have visitors with a campervan plugged in.. with the words painted on the back of their van.... runaway parents.

I sighed with envy.

Cazzie!!! said...

Sounds like a marvellous plan there Melly...just gr8!! We will be sure to visit on our adventures :)

Comic Mummy said...

Oh wow, I am sooo incredibly jealous! We're looking at getting a family touring bus too - you'll have to pass on some tips!!!

Charles Murton said...

Make sure you stay at the Club Hotel in Croydon QLD, and that you take the Normanton to Croydon railway.

Watch out for crocs!