Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy new year

We are still at the Turner Agri-Civic Center in Arcadia. The Bussin' 2009 rally officially ended yesterday, but Louise is once again under the weather (really), with a cold this time, and we did not feel like packing everything up, so we just stayed an extra night. Besides, we had gone to the trouble of setting up and filling the hot tub (our 175' of hose barely making it to the nearest spigot), and staying here gave us one more evening to use it.

It was a nice rally, and I finally got to meet many of the folks that I converse with weekly on the bus boards. The local paper did a nice article, and Odyssey made the cover of the second section. My electrical seminar, all three hours of it, went off without a hitch -- and anyone looking for the handouts can now find them here.

We have nailed down our Fort Lauderdale parking arrangements with a fellow bus enthusiast, and we are expected there tomorrow. We'll be packing up and heading out of here by around mid-day, and I expect to be in Clewiston tonight, assuming we can find a place to park.


  1. Sean, thank you for making that handout available for download. It's a good outline of what needs to be looked at when designing a custom coach's electrical system which can then be supplemented with other research. It's going into my bus conversion research file.

  2. Sean, thank you for all the valuable information regarding your travel aboard the Neoplan. We are looking at buying one but are afraid that the cost to maintain it would be too much to handle. Can you please give us whatever information you deem appropriate regarding maintenance of the Neoplan? How many miles per gallon are you getting? I assume is outfitted with the Series 60 engine. Thanks! Manny and Maria Flores, Alamogordo, NM.

  3. Manny -- drop me an email. Our addresses are on the home page.


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