Not a holiday, just an afternoon, but this is why sorn is a bad idea!

Discussion in 'Staffs' started by rickyrooo1, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    Ok, so it's not a holiday but because there are a few pictures and there's even the "pretend" seaside i thought i'd stick this here.
    I've been a bit fed up recently for reasons that don't need discussing on here so i'm really glad i didn't SORN the van at the end of October as planned, the weather is mild for the time of year and so while the roads remain unsalted i'm using my van when i can. As a kid my nan and grandad used to tell me we were going to the seaside and take me to Blithfield Reservoir,
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    as a kid i thought it was great as there was icecream and boats and even though it's only 10 miles away i never really knew it wasn't the sea, so i decided to drive around for a few hours today and end up there and walk Millie and eat icecream, i stuck £20 in the van and drove around the local area and then headed over for my icecream, the weather was great today it's hard to belive it's November the 6th!, here are some pictures hope you enjoy them, it really lifted my spirits getting out in the sun and remembering the good times from my childhood, thanks nan for sending me some sunshine today. 8)
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    It's amazing how low the water level is, it's been a dry year for sure!.
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    Millie looks on....
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    And the eyes got me.....
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    And now the star of the show.....
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    I've had a lot of cars, but none that have changed my life and made me smile as much as my bus. Those of you working on yours, this is what you're missing, but you already know that.
     
  2. Very nice indeed...that's what it's all about.... 8)
     
  3. Woodylubber

    Woodylubber Obsessive compulsive name changer

    nice one rickster ;)
     
  4. its the day s out that sell it to me :)
    the camping on camp sites is good
    and i am loveing the late bay meet ups aswell
    but days out am looking forward to the the sledging this year going out get freezing cold and comeing back to a nice warm van and a brew and then back out :))
     
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  6. great scenery Rick, weather looks great as well, you picked a good day!
     
  7. Birdy

    Birdy Not Child Friendly

    Nice one. Nothing like a nice day out to blow away the winter blues :)
     
  8. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    yeah, it really cheered me up today.
     
  9. Look s lovely glad you enjoyed it ,hope to see you at another day out at Tatton ,are you still thinking of stopping over?
     
  10. dog

    dog Administrator

    nice one buddy. cant wait to finally get mine on the road, its things like this that spur me on, pure jealousy ;)
     
  11. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    I'm off out in mine in a bit - probably going to Wickes so won't take any pictures!

    May take the scenic route back mind......
     
  12. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

     
  13. i want an ice cream now ;D
     
  14. Great pics Ricky - I am literally chomping at the bit to get Arthur back & go for a drive :D
     
  15. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    Thanks Rick - after reading your post before I went out to run some errands I decided to buy some lunch and take myself off to a local beauty spot - Tegg's Nose just outside Macclesfield and chill for an hour .

    Weather closed in but I sat in the dry and read the papers. It doesn't take long to relax in a van.

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  16. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    Nice one, that's what it's all about, sometimes even an hour in the bus chills you out.
     
  17. the photos are chrisradio4man esq
     
  18. cool pics,our bus has been `resting` recently due to me working ,but loaded the bikes on the back of basil the other day to do the local cycle trail,I looove driving my bus ;D
     
  19. As far as winter days out go, something we have done for a long time is - going to the beach on boxing day, take the dog for a walk and then warm up the xmas day left-overs in the van and we usually save a couple of crackers to take with us - a nice gentle way to come down from the festivities!!!
     

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