Chapter CY2: Our First Cross Country Vintage Bus Road Trip
Damn skippy we made it.
From our wild ride on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in New York, down the mountainous Blue Ridge Parkway, across tornado alley, and over the Hoover dam– we soaked up, survived and surrendered over 4,000 miles together on this cross country road trip.
Lubricating this road trip was our deluxe accommodations; our new vintage 1978 Bluebird Wanderlodge bus with our Honda Civic in tow. Making the journey spectacular was our visitors and visits along the way. We arranged sleep overs, and play dates, hitchhikers, new acquaintances, and reunions. Now, we hang out a bit longer, pack our cupboard with unnecessary amounts of spoils for sharing, and even take mini road trips (on top of our main road trip), in the car to expand our local reach – it’s freakin’ awesome.
Distance driven: From Long Island, New York to Southern California = 4,062 miles
Fuel: 666 gal or $2,456 big bucks (cheapest per gal was in OK at $3.69, and the most expensive fuel was from CA $4.59)
Days to Cross the country: 84 (March ’till June)
Number of States Visited: 14
This is it; our next chapter begins with a bang.
Summed up shortly and sweetly; you’ll find below a photo essay of our vintage bus road trip across the U.S.A. Who says you can’t just hop in an old bus and drive it across 4,000 miles of unpredictable adventure-filled country?
We’re never far from home; we carry it with us.
We’re never far from family and friends because we keep arriving and keep moving forward. Our travels on this adventure across the country were amazingly without a hitch! From coast to coast in our 35 year old, vintage bus, we’re still loving life on the road and we’re excited to be on our next chapter.
Thank you all for keeping in touch, having us over and sharing the spoils with us along the way.
Oh what a joy to see a CY post in my RSS feed this morning… wonderful to share a bit of your journey last year, thank you. Cheers to many more adventures ahead, and hopefully a long overdue rendezvous!
Hi Linda! It was awesome meeting you in person this year, and I’m sure we’ll cross paths again! Oh and our next anniversary is quickly approaching, May 10th… maybe a trip to “Lovelock” is in order?