Sunday, September 28, 2014

Solvang Treffen / Cachuma Lake

After a two year wait the time has come the Solvang Vintage Treffen and the much awaited Cachuma Lake campout. Hesitant about going, as most of you know ALL my buses motors took a dump and are awaiting the assembly of their motors. I was about to take off on a solo trip with the 63 Beetle but it ended up selling and did not want to take any risks damaging it or!? Come $Mike .... offers a lift up. So I take his offer. After gathering all my gear, Mike & Windy swing by and collect me, Eef shows up with his little posse. Mikka, Luca and Rex Smile So off we head towards the Slam Gabriel mountains and jump on the 210 freeway heading north towards Santa Barbara. Boy, what an adventure it turned out to be. 36 hsp action! We finally meet up with Cirilo Gangoy Jr lll, Maurice Gangoy's son. So I jump in his bus and make the trek on those crazy hills. After struggling with all that traffic we finally made it to the Cachuma Lake campground. When we arrived the wind was blowing pretty hard. Miserable, is what came to mind. Though Eef got a call from Ventura Mike and informed him of a separate campground with plenty of trees, shade and away from the wind. A good call it turned out to me.  I'd have to say we got the best camp spot. So you know come 2016, you know where we will be Wink Once we set up camp, it was on!!!  Though on a separate note - this time around our crew was very small. Three buses only, when we typically roll 15 deep or more. But we made the best of it. Good times, that's for sure.

Big shout out to $Mike, Cirilo and Eef.

 

Here are my pilots, $Mike and Windy.

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Here we are gas'n up in Oxnard. Mike's 1958 Kombi and Eef's 1963 Crewcab, pulling his 1953 Heilite.

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I was blown away by the selection of chips available at this gas station. What would you pic??

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Here is Eef's posse ......... Mikka, Luca and Rex.

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Mikka posing for me.

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On the road again, this time around Point Magu. Not too far from our destination.

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Here is the rally point where we met up with Cirilo. Highway 101 and the 154. It's now all up hill from here. Boy where the commuters upset at us.

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Introducing .......... Cirilo Gangoy Jr lll

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Here are some scenery shots from the back side of the Los Padres National Forrest.

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And VOILA! Cachuma Lake campground.

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Here are a few night shots of the crew

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Rex Chillin.

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I like this shot a lot.

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The morning after. Getting some grub on before we head into Solvang.

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