It feels so good to be driving the bus down the road! We aren’t going far today - only an hour or so to visit our friends, but it’s still nice to have a change of scenery. The sad part is that we couldn’t bring Aurora with us 😭 so she’s under the care of my mom and grandma for two nights. This is the first time we’ve been apart since that day I found her in Japan and I’m slightly devastated by the separation. She’s finally taking antibiotics though so she should be able to come inside and join her family soon! Happy Friday everyone!
Here at Paved To Pines we like to test all the products before we send them out to do what they’re meant to do... 🤣🤪 • Just kidding, kinda. • But how slick is this bamboo top @lagun_table positioning. Prime location for a little multi-task on the @naturesheadtoilet or to lounge back on the couch 🤣 • The best of both worlds in our latest build “Jilly Vanilly” • More photos to come!
It’s our last few days in New York before we’re off again. I can’t believe it’s been a month here already and that we start the journey south to North Carolina and Florida next week! Anyone along the way?! 😍
It has been 1 week since my humans turned me into an official road dog. We have been to 3 states and played disc golf every day- 5 different courses so far. I love being in the woods and all of the courses we have played have had chipmunks- my humans think I dream about them chasing me 😂 life on the road is exciting- and it has just begun!
🚌 updates: Unique cutting/skylight, kitchen framing, Gib saves the day/🛏 assembly, & bookshelf building . Our friend, Cory, at Extra Hand Home Maintenance not only helped with our insulation but gave us this sick bowling alley floor. After some adventurous cutting & prying it makes the perfect bedside table ! Anders then moved onto cutting a hole in the ceiling for the skylight. Libby was pretty skeptical but was won over after seeing how happy Anders was with it. It’s all sealed and let’s in a ton of natural light while we’re working . Libby framed out the kitchen and trash/recycling area. The sink & cooler both fit ! Gib, Anders’ brother, saved the day helping Anders move the 3/4” plywood top for the bed frame in. Everyone pitched in to completely deconstruct the bed frame to move it in. We eventually got it all rebuilt and the hinges put on so we can raise the bed to access the storage underneath . Gib is an author & avid reader so we all felt it fitting for him to tackle a bookshelf in the bedroom. He crushed it & we enjoyed working on the bus with him before he moves ———————————————————————— 👋 We’re Libby & Anders! Follow our Serendipibus adventures of converting our 2005 Freightliner 🚌 into a traveling home! Blog link is in the bio ! #schoolbusconversion#skoolieconversion#skoolienation#skoolie#buslife#homeiswhereyouparkit#tinyhouseonwheels
• Bus Nights • We’ve use to watch tv in bed every single night, a movie propped up on the laptop in between us. Usually I (lox) would fall asleep 15 minutes into the movie. Our memory foam bed is TOO comfortable 😂 Ever since we got our gifted custom made cushions we’ve been pulling the couch out into a bed and hanging out in the living room. We hooked the laptop up to our tv we have mounted and just hang out. It’s really nice having a living room to live in. • It’s really nice having our own space again. From living on our own and then with roommates and then jumping back and forth between family members homes to having our own place again is amazing. We love our space. It’s wonderful. It’s good to be home.
As many of you heard, Dan separated his shoulder yesterday on a mountain bike accident at Whistler. In the grand scheme of things, we are feeling so LUCKY (💛) that it was only a shoulder injury! Today he is beginning his recovery, and we're grateful for all the love from you guys. But I'd love to share some thoughts I've been having today... In a split second the energy and momentum of our journey changed with the injury. Our schedule stopped, our future plans of how we going to travel and what we are doing on our travels have changed. We are forced to stop, slow, and change course. What a beautiful thing this is. Instead of feeling the frustration or anxiety today, I'm feeling at peace welcoming this whole new energy and pace into our journey. When things go slower, it creates space. Space for imagination, creation, meditation, growth, internal exploration, change of perception... I'm so excited to see where this next season in the bus takes us, both internally and externally. If you're experiencing a sudden and unexpected shift in your life, embrace it. Try not to deny it, even if it's painful or unwanted. It might just be a seed for something incredible. the change in your journey is an opportunity, not a hinderance. (This is not a picture of whistler, I am just feeling so grateful for our little home, especially in this cozy time of slowing down.)
This is the other new addition to Gus went over in the last video! It is mostly for when went we are in extreme weather, cold or hot. And when Gus is in storage for some reason. It is a tire cover and a cut Square of insulation inside it to wrap the roof hatches! We will also have a fabric wrapped piece of insulation for the inside. This will be more for easy everyday use 😊