Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Hawai'i Bug

Some of you who have been daily photo bloggers for a long time may remember this bugmobile. This time I am posting it with Molly, the owner, inside and about to drive away. Molly, a former teaching colleague of mine, has been an aficionado of the Islands for decades. Her Volkswagen was painted in Honolulu and then shipped to Minnesota. Whether it is in motion or parked, the car generates lots of interest and conversation. For a rear view of the car, click here. Wouldn't it be fun to own it? Forget about the resale value. We only live once!! PS. I'll be gone for a few days, living in a cabin on the north shore of Lake Superior. Be back soon!

36 comments:

  1. Good golly, miss Molly!

    Enjoy your trip, Kate!

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  2. Well Kate what to say. I'd like to have one. Yes I know to drive a "flowered" beetle may be considered charming if the driver is a woman but I don't mind, I will exchange my blue serious one with this happy one !!! --- Enjoy your trip !!!

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  3. The car looks awesome and, yes, I'd like to own one just like it BUT how much did she have to pay for the paint job and the shipping?

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  4. What a cute bug! You are right...we only live once. Have a great time on your trip and come back to us soon.

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  5. I'm always amazed at the mystique of Hawaii and how it translates in novel ways in other parts of the world. This is a beautiful, joyful creation!

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  6. Coolest paint job.

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  7. this bug is very cute..and smile is great!:)

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  8. that's a cool car Kate.
    have a great trip!

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  9. The rear of the car is really nice! OK, you live only once, but cars normally don't last that long, so maybe the resale value should come into account. With a bit of luck she would perhaps be able to sell it with a plus value. Fabrizio seems already to be interested.

    Have a nice trip!

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  10. Nice bug and lovely paint job. You are right, Kate, we only live once and for some reason it is within our brains to put things off until tomorrow. For those who missed out on tomorrow, sad.

    Have a fun filled time on Lake Superior. Take some pictures of those polished stones at Copper Harbor if you go there. I have never seen anything like them.

    Thanks for your many visits to my blog and for coming by this morning.

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  11. Cute bug and cute lady. The owner seems to be a very happy lady. :-))

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  12. I admire your friend for living large and indulging in her passion. As you said, you only live once.

    If only I have the courage to do so. I'm a little risk averse.

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  13. I wish you relaxing, happy days during your cabin trip :)

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  14. this is sooo funny! I love it!!
    Have a great days off, kate! see you soon!! :)

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  15. It's very sweet--makes people smile wherever it goes no doubt.

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  16. that's so lovely and unique and yes, bound to bring out the smile in a grinch...

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  17. Wouldn't it have been fun to drive up north in that car. Think of all the attention you'd get along the way. Have fun, Kate.

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  18. I LOVE IT! That is adorable, and she has the right attitude to drive it! Mahalo nui loa!

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  19. Cute car - have a great trip!

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  20. What a fun car! And a happy owner!

    Have a great trip, Kate.

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  21. wow kate tell molly she have a great car. its sooo amazing. and ask her if she can ship it here in the philippines? hehe

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  22. Superbe, photo culte, le retour du temps des hippies ;o)


    Superb, photo worship, the return of the time of the hippies ;O)

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  23. Flower power brings smiles to many people. :-)
    Have a great time at the cabin!

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  24. Great shot and what a fun little car!

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  25. Frangipani's are the flora symbol of our province East New Britain - so I would look perfect in this car!!!!

    Have a good rest kate!!!

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  26. Frangipani is the floral symbol of my province East New Britain so this car would be just up my alley!!!

    have a good rest kate - see ya!

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  28. What a charming and fun car! :) Makes me smile just to look at it.

    I wish you a great trip!

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  29. That's a perfectly lei'd Hawaiian bug, and cute to say "Aloha" on the back. Nice to see it, glad you posted it.

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  30. Spicey8:49 AM

    That is so cute! I bet she turns heads when she drives by :)Just like that new Spyder roadster that has been touring around town!! I wish I could do that! I love the paint job on the car and the happy owner!!

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  31. Fun car - enjoy your trip, Kate! You'll have to let me know where you stayed - we just returned from the south shore of Superior. It was very hard to leave!

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  32. This is just soooo cute. I love the colors of the plumeria. :) :) The Aloha and plumeria lei on the back is awesome. :) :)

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  33. It's so lovely!

    Kate, you should get one too!

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  34. that pink plumeria is an excellent representation of the real thing!!! The flower also gives a nice fragrance! I am very impressed by the art on this bug!

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  35. Isabella's comment says it all! Lol! I wouldn't have the courage to drive that. It becomes Molly, though!

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