Have you ever tried to pack six people and all of the belongings they’ll need for the next two months onto a 12’9″ tall, 20″ long bus that is also carrying cooking fuel, a worm bin, miscellaneous props, gear, and educational materials, along with six-hundred packets of chips donated by Food Should Taste Good™? Let me tell you, it’s a slow, arduous, frustrating task, and not recommended for the faint of heart.
But it can be done, and as I write this blog – while connected to the internet – on a big yellow school bus with four tires on the Long Island Expressway and four in the dusky sky above, I can tell you that it’s worth the work. We’ve spent the past few days practicing our skits, hashing out our lesson plans, and otherwise preparing for the moment where we could stop talking about hitting the road and actually HIT the ROAD!
Of course, there’s a lot of talking still to do – plans to cement, budgets to balance, booking to finalize… but for now, I think we’ve all earned some time to sit and relax, to listen to some bluegrass over the bus’s new speaker system and watch as New York turns to New Jersey – powered by veggie oil.
Our first program is at Beth Meyer in Raleigh, North Carolina, but if you can’t make it there, follow us here!
Welcome to Earth!
-The Topsy Turvy Team