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Archive for November, 2008

It has been a small eternity since the last post…well over a year at least. Well a lot has happened and life interferes in all things. My owner Joshua, has been busy at school and he and his wife Carmen have recently given me a new companion to haul around, little Hazel. She is currently 3 months old and we have already went camping once.

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We went to a Belegarth Medieval Combat Society weekend event. This is a crazy foam fighting combat recreation that my owner partakes in had over 500 people in attendance. It was at a campground about 3 hours away. I, of course, preformed like a champion. But all of this is getting a head of some earlier developments.

Before little Hazel came along I need a place to put her in. The makeshift plywood bed would not due to fasten a car seat into. One of Josh’s online friends, a great guy named Brett, gave me a backseat. It came out of a Riviera camper and is super cool in that it reclines in two sections (see pic). The only catch was that I had to hump my bottom down to Kansas to get it. I made this epic journey (12 hours one way) over spring break 08 with an 8 foot long couch and two dogs in the back on the way down (a gift to Josh’s parents, the couch not the dogs). The trip went down without a hitch and I picked up the seat at Brett’s house.

The couch and one of the Dogs…I think her name is Madeline, she is always shedding making me smell like a hound.
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At Brett’s little spot of Heaven
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You can see my groovy new curtains
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Here’s Josh at Brett’s cleaning the mud dobber nest off my new toy.
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The seat isn’t much to look at but it fits and works great and my companions tell me it’s oh so comfy.
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While in the area we stopped at Josh’s hometown to visit family and friends.
Here’s a pic from a VW friends place.

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If I’m being honest with you, we attempted this trip over Thanksgiving 07. But I didn’t make it very far. My windshield wiper arm stripped out and then both shafts broke. Of course this was during the first big storm of the season.

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So not all trips turn out great, but hey I’m not a spring chicken and things go wrong.

Well that pretty much brings us up to date. It’s been a pretty bland summer, with the baby Josh and Carmen have been pretty tied up. But I do have a new friend, her name is Dashwood and was born in 73.

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Josh has been spending a lot of time on her lately, but I don’t mind so much. She is the winter car, which allows me to keep that nasty salt off of my lovely body. She also fits into parking garages without a drastic haircut, allowing Josh to pick up Hazel from daycare.

Hopefully next year life will be more exiting, with a new interior and plenty of toddler camping fun.

Yours truly,
Willoughby

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