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1972 Super Beetle Convertible! 6 months in Mexico, with tent and of course fishing poles!!

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    Posted 8 years ago

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    This was a great trip! With my girlfriend Connie! In classic 1972 VW Super Beetle Convertible! Last photo is me and Connie and FAMOUS TEASER Dog! named after Cat Stevens album TEASER and the Firecat! Or something like that 3rd photo is Connie by papaya tree! Sorry that is cow by tree! haha Connie watching cows! Connie died young about 15 yrs. ago of cancer! She was wonderful as I was high most of the time then, and she stuck with me! The good die young they say! As Bob Marley says "Good friends we have and good friends we have lost along the way, So in this great future, do not forget your past! so dry your eyes I say!" I loved Connie, Teaser and that VW!!! We camped that night by the tree! Don

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    1. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 8 years ago
      That my friend, is one h#@? of a GREAT story! You should probably write a book...I would definitely buy a copy. I bet those were 6 wild months. I bet you have many stories from then. Thank you for sharing this story...this is why I keep coming back to CW!!! You are definitely one of a kind.Talk to you later friend, Thrifty
    2. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Thank you so much! It was a good trip!! One of many! Until 40 I would work 1 yr., then travel 1 yr. and well after 40, still traveled much!!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Fabulous tale!
    4. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Thank you Kevin!
    5. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Sound like a ton of fun. I travel a ton too. Of course, I can't rock a beard like you can! Happy Easter Torakitty!
    6. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Happy Easter to you my dear friend! and to your family!
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      We lived the same life apart. Wish we had met back then, - but maybe we did. I left the States in '73 and got a letter when I reached social security age (They misnamed that program) & had my input info since I got a SS card. 31 years with a "0" next to it! Strangely, I'm proud of that. They stole all the money anyway!
    8. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Take care my friend! My ss is small as I traveled much!
    9. Aimathena Aimathena, 8 years ago
      Happy Easter Don :)
    10. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Happy Easter to you also my good friend!! XXOOXX
    11. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      Happy Easter there.....and as my SON says:

      " It must be 4:20 " (( .....But not for me.... ))

      For Your memories:
    12. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      Very touching story, Don... Love all parts of it (except cancer, of course...).
      As ThriftyGypsy, I'm waiting for a book you might write from all your memories!!!
    13. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Thanks antiquerose!
    14. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Thanks kyratango! It was a fun trip! They all kind of blend together now! Sometimes I feel sad as the best is now behind and in the past! Kind of funny, my best friends are on CW and I have never met them in person! Happy Easter! Don XXXOOOXXX!!
    15. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 8 years ago
      As I can see in your wonderful photos all your life has been amazing, full of adorables adventures.
      Reading this history I just can said: lovely Connie is an angel and she is with you from the stars and she will help you forever.
      We are more than a material body, we really are souls!
      Big hug!
    16. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Thank you!
    17. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Wow Virginia.vintage, if I thought I would get such remarks if I posted pics of my life, I would do it in a heart-beat. Well, maybe not. The terms "evidence" & "indictment" kind of make me back away from that idea! No "LOL" on that.
    18. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 8 years ago
      Dont worry blunderbuss2.
      I think toracat open his soul to share with us all his amazings and adorables memories and this just good people can do it :)
      Have a great week :)
    19. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      I agree Virginia and appreciate being put in a category, I think. All I can say is, don't get shot(it hurts), cut real bad or head damage. The best way to do that is to stay away from revolutions, politics & places where you shouldn't be at the time. Come to think about it, I don't even talk to friends about those parts of my life. Best left alone & they wouldn't believe it anyway.
    20. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Love you and Connie!
    21. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Thanks valentino and Virginia! All my travels were rewards as I would work 1 yr. and travel 1 yr. Until age 40 and then still traveled a lot!
    22. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Toracat, we had to have passed each other in that era. Shame we didn't meet, or maybe we did?
    23. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      We were probably in same area if not the same town! From Mexico to Brazil!!!
    24. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      How do you like your Is.? If I live on Is. I need Puerto Rico, Samoa, or the Amre. Virgin Is. or Philippines as VA has clinics there oh or Guam!!
    25. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      I know what you mean Toracat. I'm in the same boat. I had French coverage & they paid $45K for my aortic valve replacement($58K usd). So wanting to start paying taxes to pay them back, I formed a company so I could pay taxes, only to find that I was of retirement age (no taxes) & they would give me 300 euros per month pension! They had done enough & I backed away. Had to close my Fr. banque acct. to keep them from automatically depositing it. No wonder the Fr. economy is virtually bust! Finally got that circle broken. Now wish I hadn't! Well, the Fr. hospitals can't refuse you anyway! Tora, by U.S. traditions, you have to already have to be on a doctor's patient list & that isn't so easy. My list is in KY & that's a long flight.
    26. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      The VA gives me 100% free medical, dental, and eye glasses. From Santa Rosa Clinic to SF big VA hosp. is 60 miles free van service 2 X day, if I want to drive they pay me at hosp cash $56. for gas and bridge toll. I also have free camping pass for All St. Ca. and all Nat. Parks and museums. The VA county pays my property taxes! Son received over $100,000 college grants from VA St. and Fed. also Pell grants, and UC grants, and Japanese Scholarship! Many, many more benefits! And since age 19 disability payments tax free! now receive over $34,000 a year. + SS and ret. for St. Ca. and County of Mendocino! and art collection worth $3.99!!! haha
    27. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 5 months ago
      OMG! That’s my car!!!
      I had that exact 1972 Superbeetle with the vinyl top!
      I loved that car, wish I still had it!

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