Life in the Bus

We’re thoroughly enjoying living on the bus. This morning was one of our first “free” mornings; we’re here in Sumter, South Carolina. We made a quick trip in to WalMart (where we parked), and schoolwork is being done, computer work, music practice, and even a little wiring work.

Mom, making lunch today.
Mom, making lunch today.
Anna, practicing her fiddle in the hall next to a set of bunks...
Anna, practicing her fiddle in the hall next to a set of bunks...
Mary, in her bunk, doing school
Mary, in her bunk, doing school

We’re grateful for those who are praying for us! Yesterday afternoon, we were winding our way throughout West Virginia–I don’t think they have a stretch of straight road! Dad did a wonderful job driving Uriah. We’re looking forward to the conference tonight in Sumter, and then on to Augusta area, Georgia tomorrow.


Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Psalms 133:1).

7 thoughts on “Life in the Bus”

  1. I love the bus!!! πŸ™‚
    It must be so much more comfortable than a hotel. Cheaper too!! πŸ™‚

    We are praying about attending your weekend conference in Columbus, GA the middle of October. This time we will bring our children. πŸ˜‰ I would love to have them meet y’all!!! πŸ™‚

    Praying for you and loving your updates.
    We have been so blessed to be able to live on it. The children love being able to crawl into their bunks, their own personal space without dirty hotel comforters etc. Even though it is very close quarters we love being together.

    It is cheaper at this moment in we aren’t paying for hotels, but we have found the overall cost to be more because of maintenance and fuel for the bus. The advantage is it is our home while away and we save great amounts of time not having to carry all our things in and out of hotels. That has been a tremendous blessing.

    Hopefully you can bring your children.

    God bless.

    Steve M.

  2. -Just wondering about the logistics of parking overnight in a store parking lot. Do you need to seek permission? Have you ever been asked to move on?
    We call ahead and ask permission.


  3. uriah looks like the perfect traveling home for you all. those winding roads . . . i don’t do so well on them, and usually miss the sights due the need to fall asleep rather than be ill the entire way. i hope you all fare better than i do.

    keeping you in our prayers for safe travels.

    –blessings, mrs. mari

  4. Abby and I check every day for blog posts. She loves the pictures. πŸ™‚
    We miss you all!

    πŸ™‚ How cute…. We miss you all too!!!

  5. We used to live in the Virginia mountains when my husband was pastoring a church out that way. I remember those winding roads very well but I can’t imagine driving them in a large bus!! I’m glad he did so well and the Lord kept Uriah running well through that. We’ll keep on praying for all of you on your trip.

  6. Life on the bus looks like so much fun! I’m sure there might be times it’s not, but certainly the photos are cheerful! One question: When you go on the road for such extended periods, do you do laundry or do you just pack enough clothes to get through? You all always look so pressed and clean and I wonder how you manage the laundry and bathing!

    Bless you in your travels. I love seeing the updates!
    Laundry is a challenge. One family allowed us to do a couple of loads last week and this week we hope to at Teri’s sister where we will stop briefly. We now have a shower on the bus for which we are very grateful.


  7. Just thought I’d let you know that my beloved WV does actually have some straight stretches of road, mostly highway :-); and they are long. But it is the mountains I love, though I do not prefer some of those places in our 15 passenger van and Uriah must be a little worse than that.

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