Wednesday, October 1, 2014
That's A Really Beautiful Bus Steve But I'm Sorry You Can't Stop Here For The Night...
Everywhere we went, people smiled, took pictures and gave us the peace sign.
Stopping to buy food sometime took hours because people wanted to see the inside or just tell us what a joy it was to see something so beautiful. But, all was not well.
We found that we were stopped often by the Police. We couldn't stop along the roads or beaches at night. Many times I had to drive the whole night and sleep during the day.
Most Parks were closed to us and when I drove up to a Trailer or Motor Home Park the owners would come out and rave about the bus but when we asked to spend the night we were told time and time again that Buses were not allowed 'because of the people that lived in them'.
I felt like a black man in Mississippi.
After a month of this we took the bus to a Car Show and within minutes had a long line of people waiting to see the inside.
The second person to enter the bus that day bought it the next and a week later we were on our way to Belize.
Steve Selby, his wife Ana and their daughter then moved aboard Drumbeat a Bruce Roberts designed Spray yacht that had been sitting in the tropical sun for fifteen years. It took them five years to restore it, eventually sailing around the North West Caribbean for a few years.
The family then moved back to Guatemala where Steve worked on a bamboo construction built on the third storey of a stone temple.
The beautiful structure at San Marcos De La Laguna is used for tai chi and meditation.
It overlooks Lake Atitlán with its numerous volcanos and ever changing cloud formations.
This man of many talents is now doing a lot
of marvelous wood carving.
There's more about him here and here...