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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: One heck of a picture... Reply with quote

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24+ (f)volks, in Mexico, enjoying life, one van in the background... a square box Vanagon.

The van is the way to travel but it's not the reason.

sometime, some days, i like to understand why i'm devoting my life to that square box, tonight is one.

Life can be short, just fill the van, close the house, drive baby, DRIVE!

Cheers, Ben
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a sweet shot, Ben!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great photo! love days like this!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, a Westy in it's finest hour. Great shot! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait for my island time come Dec and Jan.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh I wish! Interesting roof. It doesn't look traditional Westy?
I'd set up and not move for a very long time!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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oh I wish! Interesting roof. It doesn't look traditional Westy?
I'd set up and not move for a very long time!


It is, just has a solar panel
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I thought was a hatch, now I see as a solar panel. I meant the sectional markings (or what seem to be) as in not a smooth top surface. It's not important. What is important is that somebody doesn't have anything on below the waist. Laughing jk and envious Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAIZEE wrote:
oh I wish! Interesting roof. It doesn't look traditional Westy?


Jeeze you dissect posts quite often! haha just kidding Laughing

But I must admit I had to take a second look the first time I saw it.

Ben! Man that spot looks like where it's at!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just ask a lot of questions because I like to learn. You should know me in real time! Always a kazillion questions Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a Westy top. It just has a solar panel mounted to it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok Didn't know that Westy tops had different surfaces. My Westy was smooth except for the hatch which I can see a part of to the front of the roof.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:15 pm    Post subject: Re: One heck of a picture... Reply with quote

ftp2leta wrote:
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Life can be short, just fill the van, close the house, drive baby, DRIVE!


YES!!

great sentiment Ben
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right on Ben!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even better than the picture:
"The van is the way to travel but it's not the reason."

Very Taoist...like the empty vessel, etc. Funny how we focus on the vessel when its really about the space it creates, where it takes us, etc. Like the empty vessel, the vanagon's value is not what it is, but what it allows.

yeah...that AND they look cool. Wait, am I talking about the vessel again?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kind a felt nostalgic a bit lately, to busy at work and I had to move (house) (the van helped a lot), no time to travel, at all. the van is sitting in it's new spot on a river but not seeing the road enough, still, i could camp beside my house and feel like i'm in the wild??

My site as over 30,000 images, yep, about 1/4 are travel images, it's those that i like to look at the most Smile

This one remind me of why I own one.

Here is another nice one, when I had my 79.


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And why not this one that tell a lot about the way I like to travel, that was my 73.

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Sorry if I'm boring you guys Smile

Cheers, Ben
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess is Playa Santispac (?) on this one. Looks familiar. My version was much windier this year, had to cut the trip short Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

floggingmolly wrote:
My guess is Playa Santispac (?) on this one. Looks familiar. My version was much windier this year, had to cut the trip short Sad


Smile So close, Baja for sure, playa concepcion, south of Mulegé.

the other one is Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, one is the most far north east and the other one is the far south west...

viva la Westfalia! It make me see thing in our very beautiful continent!

Benny
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