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July 16, 2008

Woodstock, CT VW Meet

We're off to Woodstock, CT for the 4th Annual CTVWA Volks Meet.
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Here is the link to the CT Volkswagen Association: http://ctvwa.com/ so you can check out future events!

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We took the Chester ferry across the river.

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Scott Martin drive down from Canada for the event.

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It was a beautiful ride on some unfamiliar backroads. A great way to have an adventure... a slow paced adventure.

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We camped on Saturday night with a large group of VW Groupies. This was a nice chance to try out our brand new North Face Trailhead 6 tent. It is huge!!! Photo by Jim Rolston

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We woke up to find many more VW's had arrived, and they just kept coming in!

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We met up with friends, which was great! Here I am with Ann Rolston and her Kuvasz named Chandra. They live in Deep River. Photo by Jim Rolston

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We also met some new friends! This is Bob and Janet and their dog Daisy. They have been married for 50 years and are seasoned VW travelers. The interior of their bus was the most efficiently designed and maintained I've ever seen, down to the simplest detail.

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Here is the front of their bus; Bob hand painted the butterfly and flower.

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And the back. How can you not Be Happy when you see this vehicle!

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Alison came up mid morning and we enjoyed a great afternoon relaxing and checking out the scenery.

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Here is our bus that won first place! Ok, we MAY not have won first place; BUT we didn't stay to hear them announce the winners, so it's POSSIBLE that we could have won and we just don't know it. Photo by Jim Rolston.

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A row of buses; photo by Jim Rolston.

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Buses from behind.

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Mmmm... this one makes me think of Guinness.

As much as I prefer buses, I did manage to take some shots of the other VW vehicles that were on display.

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Some Colorful Bugs

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And a Bug with Attitude.

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Many that were on display had some sort of theme or decoration. This was by far the one with the most accessories, including hydraulic what-cha-macallit's. (It lifted itself up and down.)

This was a GREAT show! Unfortunately, my camera battery died early in the day. Luckily, Scott was there and I was able to use his awesome camera for awhile. Those photos will be posted as soon as we receive a new power cord for our computer. Stay tuned!

Posted by Heather at July 16, 2008 10:32 AM


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