No Shave November in the Bus

Mike with red had, beard.

November is probably my favorite month.  It starts off with candies and chocolates, ends with a feast, and in Florida we get to stop sweating before we freeze (anything under 75 degrees is considered “freezing” here).  This year, though, my November is nevertheless made more interesting and fun by the…

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Dallas, GA – Taking a special passenger to visit family.

Two months ago my mother called and asked if Katy and I were willing to take her to visit her brother and family in Georgia (or maybe we volunteered to take her, I can’t remember).  I had not seen my Aunt Mildred and Uncle Raul in close to decade and…

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Hurricane Irma and Why We May Not Evacuate

Whenever a hurricane hits a populated center, like the city of Houston was hit by Hurricane Harvey, people will question what motivated residents to refuse to comply with the orders of evacuation.  Why, given so much prior warning, do people not just move out of harms way? Well, at the…

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Skoolie Beginner’s Guide: Gear you will need at an RV Park

After all the construction is done you are ready to hit the road, But are you equipment ready for your first RV Park?

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Are School Bus Conversion Safe? Are Skoolies Safer than RVs?

Are School buses safe for conversion?

Often we receive messages about how we are bound to get ourselves killed because school buses are supposedly unsafe. The argument is largely based on misconceptions about the safety of school buses and how those compare with Recreational Vehicles. In this Video Katy sets the record straight by pointing out how school buses are simply better built vehicles than your standard RV.

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Pop-Culture Road-Trip Playlist Vol. 1

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Long ago Katy and I discovered that listening to audio books, interviews and other “speaking” broadcasts were better than music playlists in keeping us awake while traveling long distances.  This playlist is composed of 5 pop-culture features from NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Jay Z Interview on Fresh Air…

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Why Many RV Parks Prohibit and Dislike Skoolies

No Skoolies allowed

We never thought this would be an issue for us when we began traveling in our converted school bus.  We figured that a motorhome would be considered a motorhome no matter what, but we were wrong. To our surprise, and the surprise of many with whom we have shared this…

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Hurricane Harvey and the RV Fulltimers on the Gulf Coast

Hurricane Harvey makes landfall near Rockport, TX.

  I do not know how many people live full-time in RV parks across the Texas Gulf Coast.  I’m not sure if anyone has even tried to take a proper census of this population and it may be impossible to find out.  But there are thousands of people living along…

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Cooking on the Bus and our Kitchen Update

Katy responds to a “tagged” request about how we go about doing our cooking. And we show off the fruits of our labor with our remodeled kitchen in the schoolie.

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