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Old 11-17-2012, 01:06 AM   #1
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Hansjorg bummed a ride in Sally

Got this e-mail from my brother today and had to share. 'Sally' is my brother's '02 E-350 EB 7.3 with Quadvan 4wd, home built interior, and apparently just the four captain's chairs in place.


So we (brother, wife & son) stop off in Vegas for the night and it turns out dad is flying his boss in for a birthday party. Verena had flown out for the day from dallas to see dad so we grabbed her off the street this afternoon.

We run out to the executive airport to say hi and show North (son) the airplane. Just dad and Boss on the flight from the vineyard in California. Hansjorg (worth like 8 billion dollars) asks if he can bum a ride off us back to his hotel on the strip. This after climbing down out of his 30+million dollar jet. I kinda figured that the limo lingering outside the terminal was for him, guess not. Sally has four seats and we were now six with the baby. It was all we could do to force him into the front seat (he's 75ish yeas old) because he really wanted to ride on the cooler in the back.

So what do you talk about with a Swiss billionaire who's riding shotgun in your ratty van down the Las Vegas strip on a Friday evening? Canyoneering of course. :-). And climbing and Death Valley. What a cool guy. He said he'd much rather head to the desert with us and bail out of the ratrace of Vegas. This apparently is not his type of town.

Off to find some wide open spaces tomorrow after a breakfast with dad.

Happy travels.
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Re: Hansjorg bummed a ride in Sally

Very cool story, thanks for posting.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:30 AM   #3
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Re: Hansjorg bummed a ride in Sally

Great story thanks for sharing....
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