A week ago, my daughter (RosePetal) and I drove to Kentucky to pick up our new bus, Vera Louise. It was quite an adventure. We learned a few things along the way (more on that later) and had an amazing time. I must admit, I was a little (okay, a lot) nervous to be heading out to another state with my kid, to drive a vehicle that I had not yet seen/heard in person. . .but also a type of vehicle the likes of which I had never driven.
The sellers picked us up at the car rental place and took us to Vera. We looked her over, got our lessons in solar panels (henceforth - The Solar System), composting toilets and air brakes and were on our way. On our way down the road two miles to our lovely campsite at Natural Bridge State Park. That first drive was super scary. It was raining. The roads were narrow and hilly (we were at the bottom of a gorge, after all). But, we made it and enjoyed getting to know our bus.
Once the fire was dealt with, we went on to Hoosier National Forest and hiked at Hemlock Cliffs. I will create a separate post about our hike. Then we stopped to spend some time with family. A couple of RosePetal's uncles gave Vera a good looking over. She meets with their approval. :)
Sunday was the hardest day. We (I) drove all the way from south central Illinois to Kansas. This was by far the longest drive, including two cities and Cubs V Cardinals traffic. There was the added fun of driving straight into the sun all afternoon. I did have to stop one time just to cool off and hydrate. It was a little nerve racking, but we made it home.
I am one happy bus owner.
RosePetal is already wanting to move in Vera full time.
See you on the road,
#veralouise #buslife #manifestthat #visionboardlife
Jules Warner - Author
Thanks for reading my ramblings.