Hello everyone! So nice to find you all, and I wasn't even looking, I was Googling some specs and it hit on a thread here, and I said "Wow, look at all these folks!" I have only been here a few minutes, but I think I may stick around.
I am a former-and-future bus dweller (am even hoping to get a little Bus Village going for folks passing near I-20 & I-49) who loves liberty (here is one of my sites: AmericanRevival.org
). I am known by many older folks on the Rainbow Trail, but have been in one spot for several years, and am getting ready to get back out there.
Anyway, I am Micha the Storyteller
(or, at least that is what many on the road know me as). I reckon you'll want to see my bus (it runs on propane, by the way):
(which, coincidentally, was my first inter-state hitch-hiking ride of years prior) and lived in it awhile until it looked like this
and then this:
Anyway, I have been sedentary (college, business, etc.) for most of a decade since coming back to Louisiana and meeting my wife, and it is time to begin a new phase. I intend to get a 75ish passenger with an International in it, and trick it out.
One thing about me, I am a carpenter (my business)
(with other trades mixed in, to be sure) and something of a perfectionist. I intend to go with a very rustic interior at first glance (knotty pine plank walls, antique(d) fixtures, natural materials for the most part, BUT, I am also a gadget hound and intend on taking advantage of every modern marvel that suits me when it comes to the living systems and entertainment systems. I can't rest until I get things down to such a science that I cannot imagine I will rest until this next bus will be flexible enough to have a low power mode that even a solar trickle will get us by (in the back-country, I mean) or a rave mode (so to speak, I have never been to one) where we crank up or plug in and get to some serious rock and roll.
My maiden 'sure enough' voyage in this next bus is intended to be Alaska (I haven't Googled ferry fares or whatever, but I'm sure it'll all be apparent in time. I have only missed 5 states, and I promised my grandfather who was stationed in the Aleutians that I would go there someday, and I'll be damned if I am gonna fly up there or some such nonsense just to say I was there- I want to dive in, and that means I have to get off my duff and build the Styleier
(not really the name).
Here is a sketch I did a week or so ago. I sortof threw a canoe on the roof, but I rather think a VW bug body or some such will end up in front of the bedroom bus loft. We shall see.
I'll post more later, I am already running at the mouth. Anyway, hello!