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Looking forward to the long weekend as always.
Got word that I finally got that Friday off...I believe I have requested it every year and never happens...Get to start the weekend early this year :P


Bill what is the cost for a non vw camper to come in Saturday. .my wife will probably come in her TDI Jetta sportwagon...(aka the scandal wagon).


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Call me at 314 368-6961 and we'll figure something out. Normally when someone brings a second of their vehicles, then the event fee for the weekend for that second vehicle is reduced to $20.

And pray tell... you have to tell us the story sometime about why it's called the "scandal wagen"! My mind is racing!

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Looks like I will be bringing my 71 westy for it maiden BNNTA trip. Unfortunately, brother Mark has some strange medical mystery that no one has diagnosed yet. Constant fever, swollen joints, and swelling of extremities so he cannot make it for the first time in many years. We need prayers on that one.


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Old Blaupunkt is in the trash and new Alpine is installed. Sound difference is amazing. In the process of backing out of the garage noticed a small trail of gas on the ground . A quick trip to Mr. Bowman's who thankfully scored me a piece of line to replace the piece from the fuel pump to the fuel rail and we were back in the garage. Tomorrow all fuel line gets replaced so there is no fiery beacons on the side of the highway to Mark Twain lake next weekend :shock:


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I live to serve Dana, I live to serve. So glad I had what you needed in the Vanagon, happy to help.

I don't normally like to look at the long-term weather forecasts until about five or 6 days out when they are more and more accurate, so I was delighted last evening to see that our area is forecast to have a chance of rain on Wednesday(midweek) and then nice dry and cooler weather for the upcoming BNNTA camping event over the Labor Day weekend, with high temps in the low to mid 80's, lows at night in the mid-60's. Perfect camping weather!!!

As of Monday the forecast for Mark Twain Lake, MO is:

Thursday, Sept 1st, high 81, low 62, sunny
Friday, Sept 2nd, high 79 :lol: , low 63, mostly sunny
Saturday, Sept 3rd, high 82 8) , low 64, sunny
Sunday, Sept 4th, high 88 8) : , low 72, sunny
Monday, Sept 5th, high 91, low 75, mostly sunny

Man! It's gonna be NICE! So if you haven't already, grab your swimsuit, pack up you VW this week and head on over to Mark Twain Lake for the BNNTA #31 festivities!

Your effervescent campground host,

Bill

p.s. I'm wondering what Kent will be driving this time? Kent, you need anything or any help?


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New fuel lines are in! Test run tomorrow to check for leaks and we should be good to go.

Friday morning meet up at the "wedge" in Chesterfield valley as usual?


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Registration packets are all hand assembled and ready, the event t-shirts look fantastic, and I'll spend Wednesday loading up three Transporters with BNNTA event supplies for the journey up to Mark Twain Lake. The weather forecast for the Lake continues to look better and better, you might want to bring long pants and long sleeves for the evenings! Have a safe and enjoyable drive everyone!

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We’re going to head up Thursday afternoon with the goal of missing rush hour. Bringing both Moose ’67 and Myka ’03 and we will pay at the campground for Thursday night.

If we luck into an electric site I’ll setup a wifi hotspot like last year. I have gotten better at the provisioning side so as long as someone doesn’t watch Netflix or try and upload a movie to YouTube we should have enough bandwidth for the weekend (putting aside 2Gb/day.)

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Wow! The weather is perfect for camping! There are already early arrivals in the BNNTA event campground at Mark Twain Lake! This should be fun!

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I hope everyone had a great time, sorry I missed it.

I actually did take my VW Bus to a Lake this weekend. A buddy has "Lake House Access" at Pinnacle Lake just outside of Jonesburg. It's fair to say my weekend was entertaining! 8)
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Never a bad thing when you have three gorgeous girls staring back atcha in the rear view mirror when taking them on a bus-venture!


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Nice, yep I enjoy female smiles in my rear view mirror as well.


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Okay, who's got some cool photos to post here of the BNNTA #31 event?


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Here's a couple
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Great time as always. Thanks to Bill B. And his crew for a great weekend.
The weather was perfect


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On Sunday afternoon, us DC perverts got a smattering of the DC's in attendance and staged an impromptu photoshoot on the campground. Many cameras were clicking away. Here is a sample...

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A shot of the first three generations of Double-Cabs in attendance at the recent 31st "Buses Nowhere Near The Arch" camping weekend ( www.bnnta.com )

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