Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bus City 2012!

This past weekend was Bus City 2012 - an annual campout that I organize. The first 2 years the event took place at Casini Ranch, in Duncans Mills, CA. After a bad experience with the staff the 2nd year, we looked for a new place to hold Bus City. It appears that we found a great place! For the 2nd year, we camped at Schoolhouse Canyon in Guerneville, CA. It's in the north end of Sonoma county - about a 20 minute drive to the coast. It is a family-owned, small campground stuck in the redwoods along the Russian River. And Chris - the owner - and his family couldn't be more awesome or accommodating (even putting up with a VW camper last weekend who didn't want to pay!)

This year I didn't advertise the event as much as I usually do, but we had the largest crowd of buses ever! Somewhere between 30 and 32 buses showed up. And a ton of people were new to the scene (even Paul from Valley Wagonworks finally was able to come to one!)

While we weren't able to stay Saturday night (after a horrible Friday midnight breakdown of Oak who refused to sleep in the bus), we had a great time and are reminded of the great people that we spent so much time camping with a over the past 4 years.

We are working out the details for Bus City 2013 - the fifth anniversary! - right now. Stay tuned. 

Here are some pictures from the weekend. Honestly, buses were showing up all over the place so I didn't get to take pictures of them all!































5 comments:

Ludwig's Drivers

I'd like to think that that one Vanagon put up the fence to keep in their chickens.

Alright,
whc03grady.

Monty

Wow, great job putting thatbus convention together!

Todd Norman

That looks like it would have been a lot of fun!

vw lovers

nice collection vw bus coolll...

Big Blue's Driver

Indeed all - it was a fine gathering. Biggest yet! We are planning a similar gathering in the fall in Placerville. Details soon. So get your buses ready!

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