Monday, January 3, 2011

Home for the Holidays

Happy Holidays to everybody! We flew back from LA to the Carolinas for the holidays and I've been too busy visiting friends and family to post. We fly back to LA for our "return trip" Wednesday. In the near future we hope to visit San Francisco, Las Vegas and the Joshua Tree forest before heading East. I am really looking forward to Buses by the Bridge at Lake Havasu AZ January 14th. Our friend Peter (with the keg Bus in NM) and his cousin from Phoenix will be meeting us there. I also get to meet some other VW friends I've been speaking with on the VW Camper Family site.
Head East??? You may be asking yourself... And Yes that is correct, we are planning on settling back down in "The Bible Belt" not only to be closer to our families but Trey was offered a job that he really shouldn't pass up. So we will be taking the next month and a half to make our way back to the Carolinas. Trey and I both agree it will be nice to have a bathroom!! Not that I won't miss getting out of the warm(ish) Bus in the pitch black night of the cool desert to do my business... We will be missing adventure but we figure that we will still have our Bus~ so we can take SHORTER adventures later on.
I am also looking forward to working on another project.
I have been thinking about Buses (go figure!) and other uses for a Bus with out an engine. In Alabama we passed a Bus graveyard where there had to be more than 25 Buses! "A Bus is only worth how good its engine is" says most VW fellows. I've been wondering... what can one do with a dead Bus? Peter put a kegerator in his Tiki Bus! What about a hot tub Bus? With a Bus anything appears to be possible...
So I am going to attempt a "Green house Bus." I want a garden, but since we will be renting I don't want to put a lot of money, time and effort into a garden I will leave behind. I bought a book on Green Houses and I've been thinking (can you smell the wood burning?) about buying a Bus shell and turning it into a "food machine." What do you think? I think it can be done!

Downtown Greenville SC

Exposed Roots

I also noticed that my "readers" list has gone up a ton!! Thanks for reading my blog everyone and I hope it inspires you to do something new, fun and different! Happy New Year!


  1. Hi Laura,
    Love your blog, anyway saw a guy a couple of yrs ago who was towing his old non-running bus, which he had turned into a travel trailer. Check it out

  2. Wow, another fantastic blog. I've been 'stalking' your progress since last year when you prepared to go to the High Country Festival. Your bus in is some pics I've posted on VW Camper Family. That was such a great event, really was good to see other vanagons included.
    When you get to San Fran you have to stop by Zeitgeist, on the corner of Valencia & Duboce. They have the largest selection of microbrews, grilled burgers, or get ya some tamales. The place led to the namesake of our van, an awesome 'Spirit of Time' worth hanging out for awhile.
    Enjoy your travels & blogs! Hope to meet @ High Country this year!