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PostSubject: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:37 pm

Okay, I guess I just am a "rescuer" at heart. I hear alot about "barnfinds" like my new samba. I found this thread about a '57 23 window bus pulled from a lake in Norway. It was dumped in the lake by the farmer that owned it in '74 because the gearbox went. Ended up on it's nose 50' down and was pulled out a few years ago. He continued to post updates and it's now rolling.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=372048&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=100

The interior parts are well preserved, even the clock ended up working:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=372048&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=140

And here he is giving people rides at a show this year:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=372048&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=300

He even posted a picture of it BEFORE it went in the lake, parked in front of a barn.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=372048&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=160

Then here's the video of it rolling:
http://youtu.be/vnoocQyJC-0

Which led me to a "forest find" rescue by helicopter. In Denmark. If you skip ahead to minute 5:34, you see them actually lifting it, amazing helicopter work putting it on the trailer with such a long tether. And when the song "I just want to celebrate another day of living, I just want to celebrate LIFE", okay, I cried. These busses are adorable and I love that people love them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOldGxyJEQ4&NR=1
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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:54 pm

I bet you are going crazy sitting around you place. Well you do have Cowboy to help pass the time. He is pretty cool cat.
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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:20 pm

Cowboy is an Evil Cat. He spends his days finding new ways to annoy me. Wink

The other cats in my life on the other hand are a wonderful blessing. As a matter of fact, I need to maybe post a new thread about my "other" life with wild animals...


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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:19 pm

How can you not just love that big boy
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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:06 pm

Cowboy's the tiny boy around here at 10#. Smile Billy Bob (bobcat) is 30#, and Zulu (cheetah) is about 100#. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:05 am

My girls would love to see you cats. They could not believe it when I told them. Sometime can we do a road trip.

Maybe the girls can check out the cats and the boys check out Rays place. To make it an unforgettable trip

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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:25 am

Fast cars and fast cats...

A good day either way.

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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:05 am

Doing it all with you family



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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:14 pm

So, we're working on the Ray's Shop Visit.

As far as coming her for a visit with the cats, I only have Billy Bob (bobcat) here. Zulu (cheetah) is on exhibit loan at www.animalark.org, a beautiful facility near Reno. They run the cats at top speed (yes, 70mph) as part of a program I developed, if anyone wants to do a cruise to Reno some time...we could make that our destination?

I will post a thread on another topic for more info about my "other life"...
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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:36 pm

Can you drag race a Cheetah?

It would be a cool video with May racing Zulu.

Two of the most beautiful animals on earth...

I am just sayin'!

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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:50 pm

Zulu and Shaka did lots of print ads for sports cars. I've got stories... Wink

Remind me to bring my scrapbook sometime.

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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:34 pm

You can race the cat, virtually or would it be superimposed (Kyle a little help) That way you dont scare the Ghia
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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:48 pm

Heres' a pic of Shaka running:



And here's video of Zulu:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcUKj1nYnCU

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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:05 pm

that's is incredible
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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:49 pm

THESE ARE YOUR CATS!?!?!?!?!!! AWESOME I WANNA MEET THEM. I MIGHT EVEN BE ABLE TO DRAG MARY ALONG WITH ME. Very Happy SHES A CAT PERSON Twisted Evil HOUSE CAT

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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:23 pm

Back to the original topic. That is truly amazing.

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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:59 pm

The cheetah stood me up.

I was bummed. affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:54 am

I am so sorry to flake out on your Matt! But, it's Hugo's fault. I thought for sure I'd have a car by now. You are IN for the next cheetah run though!
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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:00 am

As he sits there with his balloon and his lollipop......tears running down his cheeks because he didn't get to see the big kitty run.
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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:04 pm

You forgot about the propeller beanie.

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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:57 pm

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:26 pm

Mateo, here's what we missed. They sent me a pic. Don't worry, next time you will get to sit right up front. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:39 pm

Crazy!
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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:56 pm

Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Barnfind? How about lakefind and a forestfind?   Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:45 pm

Yea, with an empty ice cream cone in my hand and a pile of melted ice cream at my feet.

You guys are harsh when your panties are all wadded up... affraid

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