First snow!

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We moved!!!! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while but we’ve been busy and look it’s her first snow for this southern bus! I won’t be using her too much this winter, the kiddos would just be too cold in the back without adequate heat, I’m sure if you’re a VW you know what I mean.

I got frostbite in a1973 VW beetle on Christmas night back in1992 with the heat on, need I say more.

The power that leads me

Behind the Wheel of My VW

Just a quick update: the weather has been amazing so the Peacemobile has been on the road this winter actually she’s given us 23,000 happy miles in the past 6 months, I don’t think she’s see that much highway in years! We’re still planning our summer road trip and I won’t go into a rant about oil companies it was bad enough they covered our beautiful beaches here in AL with oil, so let’s hope I can afford to keep her keeping on.

Happy Weekend Cruisin’

VW Beetle cologne bottle in the window of my bathroom

Welcome 2012

Happy New Year! and with what might be the last day of warm weather here as I must get the peace-mobile ready for winter or should I say hibernation. She is an awesome vehicle and I can’t image storing her for 3 months but with the temp dropping into the 20′s by Tuesday there isn’t enough blankets on Earth to keep us warm and having another vehicle¬† equipt with heated seats and well heat I don’t think it’s a hard decision to make especially when you start to hear the chattering of little teeth, but she won’t be forgotten we are already planning some great adventure in peace-mobile for the spring and summer, the kiddos and I can’t wait! …….Or should I say GRAND adventures! Hint, Hint.

Peace out peace-mobile until Spring.

It’s all in the hip

Little update on the peace-mobile, a neighbor and fellow Westy owner came by and assist me with my flat tires, so she’ll be up and grooving in no time and since I had some extra time on my hands yesterday I contemplated what exactly is a hippy or hippie? and why is there 2 different spellings. I use to dislike when people would call out things to me as I walked down the streets of Buffalo or Miami like: hey hippy got any drugs? hippy take a bath lately? Do you belong to a cult? or hippy sorry about Jerry (like I knew him personally though it’s like we did he was everyone’s brother). It seems to me that the world has an impression that a Hippy is a long haired dirty person who spends all day smoking pot and listening to Grateful Dead music and some do but I rarely fall under that category. I’m more like the first paragraph of this definition I found on the Urban Dictionary site and who doesn’t love Bob Marley?
Hippy (urban dictionary):
 Someone who has a bright outlook on life and cares about the world instead of trying to ruin it. they are often member of groups such as greenpeace and antiwar groups that care about the environment.
They reject the established culture and are a subculture originating in San Francisco in the 1960s who advocated universal love and peace, usually had long hair and used soft drugs, usually listen to acid rock and progressive rock music, reggae music such as that of Bob Marley.

Hippie (urban dictionary):
is a person who was raised under the ideological system that came out of the tumultuous 1960′s in North America and western Europe. They are either of the flower-child/baby boomer generation or that generations’ subsequent offspring. They possess a core belief set revolving around the values of peace and love as being essential in an increasingly globalized society, and they are oftentimes associated with non-violent anti-governmental groups. There is a stigma of drug abuse attached to the hippies that is prevalent to this day, specifically the use and abuse of marijuana and hallucinagens. Many rock movements,poets, artists, and writers from the 1960′s to today have associated with this movement, most prominently The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and Phish.

For me being a Hippy is more about leaving the world a better place then when you found it and if you have to wear a suit to do it then that’s okay with me, dreads can be overrated (I tried them back in the 90′s) and the hippy look seems to be in all the mags lately, like I mentioned it’s more of a mindset than an outfit or patchouli but I do miss Dead tour and falling asleep to the sounds of drumming.

The Hippy Bus stops here

Our Sweet Gum Tree dropped “monkey balls” all over the yard and where’s a wooly mammoth when you need one? Yes, they’re extinct but it turns out we learned something from visiting the Smithsonian back in August, woolies ate “monkey balls” or you can call them really sharp spiky fruit balls that falls from the Sweet Gum tree and pop your brand new tires. So the peace-mobile will be chillin’ in the driveway for a while but in the mean time I getting some ideas on how the make our groovy bus even more groovetastic.

Photo Credit Links:

Treebadger

sixties-seventies tumbler

Life in the Great Midwest

Snail Trail

Hippie-Kids

Web 420

Ebay AU (Flower Power stickers)