Saturday, May 30, 2009

Dawntreader is my first off-line Big Blue experience

Dawntreader on the 101 north.

So, I was rolling home last week in Little Blue and saw a pretty cool looking tricked out Vanagon camper. It was called "Dawntreader" according to the stickers on it's pop top. I actually heard it first, and then went to take a picture for my "drive-by shootings". They (husband and wife?) looked over and we waved at each other.

Well, traffic was bad, so we saw each other a few more times, passing each other as the lanes moved. Eventually, they were right off to my left, behind me, then next to me with their window down. The conversation went something like this:

"Hey, I see your Big Blue sticker. Were you up at the Casini Ranch thing a few weeks back?"
"Yeah," I said.
"We were going to head up, but I had a timing belt problem. We live in Forestville."
I was a little confused, "Wait, so what's your name?"
"Oh, I'm Brett."
"So, what year van do you have?"
"We have a '68."
"Oh, are you Big Blue?"
"I'm Big Blue's driver, yeah."
At that both he and his wife smiled. We wished each other a good weekend and waved and drove ahead. Not much longer I took my exit.

I thought this exchange was cool for 2 reasons. The first, they knew who Big Blue was. And that was the first time anyone randomly knew who Big Blue is just riding around. That's a little egotistical, I know.

But the 2nd reason is that was ALMOST had one more person at Bus City!

Next year, Bus City is going to be huge...

Dawntreader leaving Little Blue behind...


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