The visit wasnt a surprise on us, of course. We knew we were heading there. But our great friends Chris and Cherie, of Technomadia, didn’t.
Chris and Cherie had just purchased their brand new [vintage] home on wheels and we wanted to surprise them on their maiden voyage. They were headed to visit friends in Lake Havasu City and we arrived shortly after they did. To say they were surprised would have been an understatement! From blogs and other social media, we led them to believe we were still in the Lake Tahoe area, bound for Alaska. *chuckle*
So for the next three days, we got to hang out with our fellow technomads and NOW fellow bus nuts! Woohoo! There was definitely a lot of bus geekery going on. Ben has been working on the vintage bus project for a while, painstakingly researching all of the systems, so they spent a lot of time sharing plans and ideas. Cherie and I started brainstorming ideas for a Bus Babe logo. It’ll be nice to have some more young blood at the bus rallies!
But it wasn’t all bus nut stuff. We got to join friends out on the lake for a whole day, sailing around and cooking out on a small beach. Now you probably cant imagine what a relief that was. See, while we were in Lake Havasu City, the temperature hit 122 degrees. And no, that’s not an exaggeration. It was kind of like being in an oven. So we spent most of the time in the water, even stopping the boat periodically just to jump in and cool off. It was a blast though. Aside from the heat, what could be better than spending a beautiful day out on a boat with great friends??
The following night, Ben and I light-painted Chris and Cherie’s new bus as our “house-warming” gift for them. All in all, it was a wonderful visit. And many thanks to our hosts Lisa, Wayne and Andrew, who not only had room for two busses to park, but also had 30 amp hookups! So here’s to three days of old friends, new friends, and lots of bus geekery
We eventually had to skidaddle (is that really a word?) back to Vegas though. We had a flight to catch and before we knew it, we’d be bound for Alaska!
More to come…