ROAD TRIP! This Time, It’s Personal.
OK, OK, OK, I know what you are thinking. No really I do. One, it must be some sort of cool boat? NO. OK, then what in the hell would you go on another 12 hour road trip for? Wellllll? It all started in Boulder Co this past week, we flew out for a wedding from VA, and that was amazing and fun, but had also planned on driving to LA to visit our son and help him buy a car on his own.
Then hop on a flight home on Sunday. Wellllllll, see, I have a problem. I love my wife, and, welllllll, she fell in love with a Beetle, in Santa Monica, at our pal Butch’s dealership. Butch is the Gen Manager of Volkswagen of Santa Monica, and welllll, one thing lead to another, justifications were made, and we…she now owns the “cutest VW ever” and we are driving home to Virginia. Yesterday, yesterday again,today, tomorrow, and the next tomorrow. Yes, we flew to Denver to buy a car in LA. This is the sort of counter reaction to buying barn find boats that stink up the barn btw. So, we are road tripping, stopping at diners, and truck stops and toilets along the way. Hope you don’t mind today is sans boats. If you like just comment a picture of your boat so no one will be disappointed.
By the time you are reading this we are racing across the South and up through Memphis.. I hope.
Did it come with a trailer hitch just in case ??
I’m glad you took good care of Suzy, but you could have been home a day sooner without all the photo stops!
Did you stop in Oatman, AZ to feed the donkeys? Or Madrid, NM for a burger? Or The Midpoint in Adrian, TX for pie? What a great road trip.
Wow! VW does not have dealerships in VA?
I am glad you see that cloud over TX as flipping you off, because it looks like something totally different than that to me.
Here is a pic of a boat I want to go look at, but it would be harder to keep than a beetle.
But you could probably put the VW on the foredeck of that beauty.
We had a little red convertable red one until recently. It was starting to have tranny problems so we traded. But, was a fun car for the wife.
What oil are you using to break it in?
What are you going to name the new VW? “Bugging Suzy”
You jest, but VW is actually very particular about their oils. They have their own specs for oil for their different engines.
Cool change of pace,..does this make the Boatress, the Bugtress? ha ha
Does this model float?
Anything floats with enough 3m 5200 placed in the right spots… LOL
Love road trips! Looking good Suzy!!!
Don’t know about Jim’s burger recommendation…but isn’t that giant cruiser and Burger? Boatress is worth any bug.
John in Va.
I would say a BIG Chris Craft Connie.
I’d tough to say “No” when you came home with another boat a few weeks ago.
Just what I was thinkin… Pay back, eh Suzy???
I think you should do some old skool customizing to make it your own. The VW/German car culture thing is alive and well with the millennials. Too bad we couldn’t get them more involved here. I’ve been to their meets with my son. Amazing what the 20 somethings can do with their imagination.
Here is old school – “praise the lowered” its Sunday lol.
Here is a Woody Boat you could tow with that Bug.
Glen-L eleven-footer with 1957 Merc 40 horse.
Back to boats, someone please find me one of these…Pacemaker??
Wait why do you want a Pacemaker, what is up with your 30′ Connie?
You can’t have too many boats. Haven’t worked on Connie for weeks. My wife’s name is Connie, she knows which one I’m talking about, lol. ‘glass is easier to buff out than mahogany bottom replacement on a CC cruiser and the shop is not in my back yard. Just thinking down the road.
Pacemaker Alglas 25′. We had one from 1968-’74 – great boat until I hit a log and bent the shaft! Dad was done boating by then so had it fixed and sold the boat. I ran into it in a yard about ten years later and the folks that had it absolutely loved it.
butterflies, woms bees, a nd a pooping blue jays on each side,,it was fun til she fell a sleep and totaled it there is more room than u think in them
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I bought my wife Peg a little German car this spring she loves it