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We got home yesterday around 9 or 10 in the morning. The bus is sitting in its spot next to the garage, and it is just as long as the building (maybe longer). Lots of stories from the trip. Hopefully Ali will help me tell some of them. Until then, there are pictures from the trip on Flickr.

I’m probably not going to do any more work on the bus for a while, because I unfortunately have other things that I need to get done as well. As always, check here for updates.

We got it!

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We got it!, originally uploaded by somjuan.

We got to Rochester around 1800, and left around 2200 or 2300 central time, after a night on the town with Kim Wilson and Co., but that deserves its own post.

Stresses

Well, sort of. I don’t usually get very stressed about things, but today was annoying.

I hate the DMV. A lot. When I called the seller a while back I determined that I wouldn’t need any temp tags or the like because the plates on it would be good. I only needed them to be good long enough to get me home, where I would register it in CT as an RV. But the insurance isn’t cooperating, and it turns out that we’ll need to get temp tags after all. The problem there is that the documents needed to get temp tags are all in Minnesota. So I called him up again today (he’s been really helpful through all this), and he’ll be overnighting what we need so we can get it in time to get tags and insurance.

I’d like to say, that I’m perfectly comfortable driving back unlicensed, unregistered, and uninsured. My folks however, are not. That is where most of this comes from. I know they’re looking out for me/them, but all that red tape is absurdly annoying. Oh well.

Getting the bus

So it seems a bunch of people want to come with me to Minnesota. I’m not really sure why, but I’m not going to tell them no. So I’m posting this to say that if you’re interested, and can pay for a Greyhound ticket and food, you’re welcome to come.

Its a two day bus ride out there, and a day plus ride back. If you are interested, let me know.

Where We Stand

So, I talked to the guy selling the bus both yesterday and today, and he’s really cool. He’s willing to hang on to it for a while, until I can get time to get out to MN and pick it up. So I’ll be heading out a month from today (March 6th) to pick up the bus. By Greyhound it should take about two days to get out there, and I should arrive and leave on Saturday, returning with the bus. This means that there probably won’t be any updates to this blog until closer to when I head out, but I’m pumped anyway. Let’s see if I can carry this high for a month.

If you didn’t see the pictures yet, here they are:
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