The bus came by…

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Where to begin. Really how can anyone put a finger on the exact moment when a journey begins? Does it begin the moment the idea is let loose in our brain or the first step we take? It has been said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step but I gotta admit that I think each step is the journey of a thousand miles with no beginning and no end, just one big fractal world. Patterns repeating over and over again. Neither conception nor death can stop it.

Answers or no answers we own a rather large school bus and here in these pages we will share our journey with you. We don’t know when this all began and we don’t know where it will take us but we know we are on it. And as that inimitable rock band the Grateful Dead once sang, “the bus came by and I got on and that’s when it all began.” Our purchase of the bus is definitely rooted in our search for simplicity and the desire to live more fully by digging deeper into ourselves, our relationships and what is truly meaningful in this crazy, messy world.

So I guess our journey starts here, on these pages and what better way to begin than by stepping aboard a school bus which is made for traveling and transporting one’s hopes and dreams along the way.

 

~written by David

 

3 thoughts on “The bus came by…

  1. Casey

    “It has been said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step but I gotta admit that I think each step is the journey of a thousand miles with no beginning and no end, just one big fractal world. Patterns repeating over and over again. Neither conception nor death can stop it.” … so true. I love it.

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  2. EDWARD MCGEHEE

    Love your Home and ,processes, very very well done. I am 58 and got my 1st bus 1947 White Bros 92 passenger when I was 16, Lake Chelan WA.
    Next was a 1947 Fageol Twin Coach that was the 1976 BicentennialSeattle Metro. I was 23. Lived in it bare bones for 6 mo then got married with kids . The bus went bye bye and I got settled down in the Rat race for 14 years of marriage that ended.
    I had a 1947 GMC 33 foot Breadloaf that I restored and lived in for 2 years.
    Life changed and this bus too went Bye bye.
    In 2007 I aquire a 1966 GMC Fishbowl that was preconverted ,it had some water damage that I repaired. I ran across a 1947 Ford Superior body 23 foot short bus that was stunning, fell in love with this one. Then the Recession hit, I sold her to the owner of XXX Root beer Drive in in Issaquah WA,he also has the Buddy Holly bus at the drive in.
    Now I have a 1977 Crown Schoolie 671 DD midengine 5 speed manual Fuller transmission. This I believe will be my last bus project, and plan to head south for the next winter snowbirding and boondocking.
    All that wander are not lost..
    Once hooked on buses always a BUS NUT.
    Peace . Ed

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    1. Thank you Ed for commenting on our blog and for sharing the busses that have been a part of your life over the years! There will be more updates on the bus and the tiny bathroom we are building on a trailer to accompany the bus. Did your busses have names? If so I would love to hear them!

      Keep wandering, keep wondering!

      Dave

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