Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Abandoned Bus

I've posted about the abandoned bus on our road before, but it's been a while.  And when I was out running in the snow last month I snapped a fun picture of it.  You can see the old chimney.  No one has lived in it in the sixteen years we've been here.  It's fairly decrepit at this point.
Still, I enjoy seeing it when I pass by, and there is some part of me that hopes no one ever comes along and hauls off the bus.  Even ancient as it is, it does have some mysterious charm.

28 comments:

The Cranky said...

Very charming and I love your photo! I now have 'Magic Bus' by The Who playing in my head, lol.

PioneerPreppy said...

It certainly has character :)

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I can imagine the stories it holds. Hug B

Steve Surratt said...

Reminds me of the old car on the Big Sunny trail on Mill Mountain. I think the city even put a sign there like a tourist attraction.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

That would make a good chicken coop, just a little work and maybe move it up beside your house, lots of possibilities.

Out on the prairie said...

The incredible hulk.

Nancy Chan said...

I am sure kids would love to play in it.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

A chimney, wow! That was some serious off grid living, once upon a time! I've thought about using a bus as a storm shelter- burying it partly...I think I saw that somewhere on pinterest, maybe. It would also make you a nice root cellar...if you have the equipment to dig a deep enough hole.

Mary said...

Great ideas for a vintage bus - BUT I hate to think about the critters living in there! Be careful of snakes, dangerous spiders, and perhaps even larger animals!!!

Hope the mountains are providing beautiful Winter scenery - we still have not had a real snow down here, and are now tired of ice storms!
Take care - hugs, Mary

Sharon Wagner said...

Road trips are on stand by for that bus. You turned lemons in to lemonade. Appreciating it's interest instead of thinking of it as an eye sore.

Sally said...

I don't remember about the bus. But, wow that sounds like a country song in waiting. It does have charm. Great photo, Lisa. :)

xoxo

Crystal Collier said...

I can't imagine someone actually living in it. That's crazy!

Tanya Breese said...

oh i love it...i've never seen a chimney on a bus before!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Oh my gosh, it has a chimney? Wow, I can't imagine having a stove in there. Larry would love to get an RV someday and travel the U.S. (not gonna happen). I'll have to ask him if he'd be satisfied with this. lol

Karen S. said...

I feel the very same way about seeing it, and I'd visit it and take photos and wonder about the stories it could tell! I don't know what is about abandoned things like that, they always draw my attention in, and I'm happy for the chance of seeing them. Thanks for sharing.

Betsy Adams said...

That old bus is really charming there... Bet --if IT could talk---it would have some great stories to tell.

Hugs,
Betsy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I think it has some charm too,, kind of like art. Its kinda pretty!
love
tweedles

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love it! Pictures like this make me happy.

Vera said...

It looks quite spooky to me!

Aodhnait said...

Interesting!

Reminds me of that story "In to the Wild" out in Alaska

Lin said...

I like the color...it does have charm. And I'm guessing a raccoon or two uses it as their home.

Lynn said...

I've had tea in a bus something like this one once somewhere near in between Las Vegas and Reno :-) I bet that bus has a few stories to tell...

Michael Manning said...

I wouldn't be surprised if it served Trailways at one time. If you get a look at the brand badge on the front and Google it, you might find it. I believe it is a bus manufactured in the 1950's.

indah nuria Savitri said...

nice photo..it really stands out amidst those freezing snow :)

Linda said...

It's probably collectible.

Annette said...

The bus looks charming sitting there in the snow. It sounds like it has definitely become part of your history (at lease for the last 16 years).

JP A Quiet Corner said...

I remember when I saw it for the first time and asked Joe if I could go exploring....crazy person...:)JP

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I'm always intrigued by the abandoned places. Plus what a cool old bus!