Friday, July 10, 2015

haole visit over

Steve Hills left TFL today.  We were neighbors when I lived in upstate NY.  He did the architectural plans for the rebuild of my house while he was an architectural student...saving me a bundle of money.  He also worked with me as a carpenter on the rebuild and on a big barn renovation.  He and his wife moved to Hawaii 6 years ago but are heading back to NY with 2 little girls in tow.  Steve bought this bus about 10 years ago and shipped it over to the island.  Took him 4 years to rebuild the engine in his spare time (and probably another 4 to finish the body and interior).  The wife and kids flew back east a couple of weeks ago while Steve closed up shop on the island.  Cost him $1700 to ship the gherkin back to the mainland (Seattle) and he is slowly making his way back home to the land of snow, rock salt, and rust.  82,95,73,0,B

9 comments:

Sam Finn said...

Sounds like Steve is having a good adventure.

Larry G said...

have always liked that vehicle - except for the engine!

I wonder if anyone makes a modern version of that engine these days.

remmij said...

trading HI for NY and traveling through TX on a beeline from the POS in a German pickle… that's a hairy quandary -
there is a tale there, hope he departed with a bit of silver to commemorate the passage.

Dizzy-Dick said...

He must be a good friend. The Field Lab would be quite a bit out of his way.

Rob said...

Its not often I see the word haloe used , bay window buses are more common.
it was good to see both!

Why are they moving back to the mainland? I always ask "why you moving?" When i see someone packed up and going, even at rest areas. Im a mover...
just curious

Sam Finn said...

I like to travel. Day trips. I like to come home in the evening.

Margery Bills said...

Me too Sam.

RoadieRyan said...

I had a van of similar ilk a 1977 VW camper conversion - i.e. converted here in the US not at the Westphalia factory in Deutschland. I drove all around the US in that van (Pepe') and while it did have a few mechanicals it never left me stranded. I wish your friend tailwinds in getting to NY in his Van.

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