Our Other Adventures


Driving through the Guadalupe Mountains in New Mexico to Carlsbad Caverns

Our trip into New Mexico has so far been one of the highlights of traveling with our skoolie.  Everyroad and everything along the road just seems to look diffrent from our bus-level view.  Suddenly everything is new, and even the mundane seems exciting at the time. Taking the bus up…

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Driving Through the George C. Wallace Tunnel in Mobile, Alabama

This video was filmed by Katy on our second day ever driving the skoolie.  At this point my total school bus driving experience came to maybe ten hours and I was not looking forward to this moment in our trip when we would enter such a confined space.  The George…

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Walking Around The Bus While in Motion

Just like in any vehicle in motion, sitting down and remaining well bukled is the safest way to travel.  But many people have asked us if it’s possible to walk around the bus while its in motion.  The answer is yes and it is quite nice, specially with the windows…

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First Solo Road Trip…Well, Katy’s That Is

Katy and her sister Aly in our 2013 Honda Fit.

“I was ready to get on the road. For my first solo road trip. Which was scary and exciting all at the same time. I’m about to be 30, it’s a little sad that I had never driven anywhere more than a hour or two away by myself. Mike has done a load of solo road trips- he’s gone north to New York and all the way west to California among other places. I was looking forward to 2 days all to myself.”

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Breaking Down on US-285

After we walked Carlsbad Caverns we picked Finn up from the kennels and headed out to Roswell. The idea was that we’d make it there in the early afternoon (it’s only about 1.5-2 hours away) and have plenty of time to find a place to park, eat dinner, and see…

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Carlsbad Caverns

As I mentioned in my last post we took the bus and went to New Mexico over the long weekend. Our first stop was Carlsbad Caverns. We had seen signs for it during a road trip to Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon a couple of years ago and it seemed…

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Boondocking for the First Time-Update

Ok, so first of all. We didn’t end up properly boondocking this weekend. A lot of things sort of came together that made it an unappealing idea. We did, however, learn a LOT this weekend. We only paid for a campground for one night and the rest of the time…

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Boondocking for the First Time! – Prep

This weekend Mike and I are going to try boondocking for the first time. So exciting! And a little scary. Boondocking is basically camping in a motorhome. We won’t have power, water, and sewer hookups. Everything we need will be on the bus. And since we are without a tow car…

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The Road Trip that Started It All

This past January Mike and I decided to take an impromptu road trip to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls from Florida over my 3 day weekend. And we decided to take along our still new-to-the-family pup Finn (we adopted him from a local animal shelter in October, 2015). We…

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Busing with a Dog

We have 1 dog, an almost 2 year old terrier mutt, named Finn. While we were building the bus he presented a challenge, a lovable challenge but a challenge none the less,  in a few different ways-1. space is very limited and he needs a crate (he was crate trained…

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