Welcome to our blog for A Bus Named Sandy. As we type this, it is January of 2021, and we are seven months away from full time life in Sandy. Joe is winding down 20 years of teaching middle school language arts – a task that will echo for years to come, and Holly is reimagining how her artistic life will look living in 100 square feet.
Our heads are swimming with the minutiae of such a radical life change, but our primary vibe is gratitude. We are in the wonderful position of being able to retire as we approach 60, with a modest pension and visions of new adventures.
In our past travels – family camping with our two daughters and dear friends, or extended motorcycle trips – what captures our hearts are the out of the way places and the out of the way people we have encountered. We hope to capture some of those moments to share with you using poems, pics, general musings, tales of our fellow Americans, critters we meet – whatever grabs us.
As we finalize the build on Sandy, we couldn’t be more proud of our accomplishment. We have both extended ourselves and tackled bold, bloody projects to get her ready. We’ll document details of the build here. We can’t say what it will feel like to do this – what it means to arrive, to stay, to leave – but whatever it may be, we’ll share it here.
12 thoughts on “Holly and Joe”
Hey! I just saw your bus on the rd. We are going to 77 bank st. Hygienic art gallery. We have 2 free tickets to a solo musician from new orleans who comes from a funk band!
Sounds good but we’ll have to miss it. Enjoy!
What an awesome way to enjoy your retirement!
We think so!
Hey just saw you on 84! Very cool! Have a safe and fulfilling journey! 👍🙂
Just passed you on I-81. Have a safe trip.
Just saw Sandy on the road at Exit 244 on I 95 -south of Daytona Beach. We have been on the road with our Dodge van. Loving every day of retirement. Safe travels. 🚐
We saw you too! Safe travels
Great meeting you two today! Happy adventuring.
Great meeting you too! Safe and happy travels
It was great meeting you. Happy trails and may we meet again. Jack and I are heading north.