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Old 09-30-2012, 08:25 PM   #361
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Re: 2012... The Year of Renewal

Funny thing happened when I got home... Mom hired someone to install a new driveway and while they were working, I had to move the bus into the street for several days. One afternoon, a guy comes strolling down the road and asks Mom, "Is that your bus?"

Mom: "No, that's my daughter's bus."

Guy: "That's a Prison bus!"

Mom: "Yeah, she knows."

Guy: "She can't drive that through here like that. She gotta paint that thing!"

Mom: questioning silence

Guy: "Don't that crazy white girl know there are convicts down the street? Man, I spent six years on a bus like that!"

Mom: shrug...


So when I came home she relayed the story. I found it amusing at first, but am cautious as well. I've been robbed in the past, and have heard gunfire in the night more than once. I do want to paint the bus, but have come to like the baby blue color. I will not give in to the fears and hate of others, so will keep that color. But I also must be realistic and be mindful that there may be elements in the neighborhood that take exception to the vehicle and may vent their resentment on my property.

Just one more reason to be highly motivated to move out of here and on to better places... in my bus!
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:41 PM   #362
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Re: 2012... The Year of Renewal

Don't let the fears and hate of others get in the way of your dream...you do what you want to do and enjoy all your hard work!!! Also, really enjoyed your pics of your cross-country journey
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:16 AM   #363
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If they only knew how crazy that "crazy white girl" is..... They might have second thoughts about messing with the bus!
It's your bus, paint it any color you want ......
some of prison buses that I've saw are dark green.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:53 AM   #364
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glad to hear it went good!


if ya like the baby blue maybe go for a lighter or darker shade? maybe a stripe or two instead of a full paint?
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:44 PM   #365
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...if ya like the baby blue maybe go for a lighter or darker shade? maybe a stripe or two instead of a full paint?
LOL! Yeah! I could do VERTICAL STRIPES! Really upset the little twits!
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:16 PM   #366
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I had really hoped to go with plaid...but I can't find it in a spray can.
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THEY'VE GONE PLAID!! lol
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:35 PM   #368
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I had really hoped to go with plaid...but I can't find it in a spray can.
Bwaha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!
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I got to drive the bus again today. First time in a couple of weeks since I got back from the trip. Took the beast out to pick up some groceries. Boy, did it feel GOOD to drive again!
It seems strange after over 6800 miles that I'd want to sit in that seat and do it again. But truth be told, it felt really great to drive. Seems weird, but I figured you guys would understand.
It takes a special kinda nut to love buses as much as we do!
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I think it something to do with the bug...... wanderlust bug...
I really love to travel. When I am traveling and see another road I want to know where that road goes? Whats down there?
It gets worst the longer I stay home until one day I just take off and go.I live in Tennessee and I've been retired just over 3 years and have driven to and from Texas twice, Flordia, Montana twice, Washington state twice, missouri twice and ready to go again. Love the open road, stopping and seeing the sites, meeting new people... I enjoy the trip more than the destination ..... Damn, I think I'll just go for a drive....
Be back later....
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