Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby mars » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:55 am

UPDATE

So far, Claire's "Travelling Volkswagen" has travelled 11,557 miles.
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby mars » Fri May 07, 2010 6:43 pm

Kim has received word that the "Travelling Volkswagen" will be leaving Iraq soon.
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby pvspe » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:30 am

How do we find you on Facebook?
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby mars » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:08 pm

Hi Dave, Claire's Facebook account is "Claire's Volkswagen".
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby sfamiler » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:42 pm

I could not find that facebook page.

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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby mars » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:59 pm

Dave and Trenton, copy and paste "Claire's Volkswagen" (without the quotes) and place in the search box (the box with the magnifying lens on the right side of the box). I tried it and it immediately bought up Claire's page.
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby sfamiler » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:26 am

I still couldn't find it. When I type that in, I get a bunch of random Claires. I think it comes up first for you because you are already friends with her on Facebook.

Can you post a link to that facebook page?

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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby RollinFast » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:19 am

here is a link to Claire's Traveling Volkswagen page...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pro ... 65&ref=sgm
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby sfamiler » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:53 am

Thanks. That worked.

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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby mars » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:22 pm

:D The VW Bug is back in the USA.

:D :D I just received the camera in the mail, too.

I will try to post pics soon and I have an interesting story, also.
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby PVDizbon » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:03 pm

8) We'll be here to see the pics !
(o\_!_/o) Just 732,687 to go !
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby Brookside Bomber » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:20 pm

WELCOME BACK LITTLE ONE! Welcome home! I hope you are looking forward to your future travels.
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby dragonhead00 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:45 pm

Iraq, huh? Nice. I hope she got some sand on her. That would be a nice touch. Welcome little VDub!
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby mars » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:21 am

Claire's Volkswagen interesting Iraq story.

May 19th - Lyle was getting ready to send the VW Bug and the camera back to the US. However, some "big wigs and Generals" stopped by and they were their escorts. Also, there was a blackout on the base (no e-mails sent or received) during their visit. It would not be until May 27th that Lyle would be back onto the base.

After May 27th - The base was getting prepared to send its troops back home to the US. The troops were sent to one base, then another base, and then a base in Europe (probably Rammstein).

June 14th - Lyle makes an attempt to mail the VW and the camera at one of his stops (I do not remember where he was located). He states in one of his PMs that there was about 5000 soldiers trying to mail stuff home. He will try again when the lines are shorter.

Around June 21st - The packages finally get mailed out. However, the package with the camera in it sets off a bomb detector. It seems that terrorists are making bombs out of lithium (we sent six lithium-based batteries with the camera). So the package was removed and it was placed "under investigation".

July 12th - The VW Bug arrived in the US and the camera made it to our house (minus all of the batteries). Currently, Lyle is at a base in the US and in about a week or so he will finally be home (Indiana). His mom (Kim's cousin) is counting down the days.
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby Brookside Bomber » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:18 am

AhSo!

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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby mars » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:56 am

Here are the photos of Claire's Volkswagen in Tal Afar, Iraq. Click on the photo to enlarge.

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Here is Lyle with the VW Bug.


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Currently, we do not have the names of the personnel. Kim sent Lyle a PM for the names of everyone. Once we receive their names, I will identify everyone.


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No one on the base has a cell-phone nor a digital camera. So, Lyle took advantage of using the camera to send his mom a note.
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby Brookside Bomber » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:55 am

Well worth waiting for! I especially like the pic of it resting on the gun barrel. Well done!

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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby mars » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:35 pm

As many of you know, the VW Bug has arrived in the USA. :D It gives me great pleasure to announce that Claire's Volkswagen is located in Manchester, Missouri at Webbie's house. Webbie is having a blast with the little guy, too. Pictures will be posted soon. Stay tuned.
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby webbie1003 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:05 pm

...that explains the looks I've been getting; I thought it was a SHE!
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

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