Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Birthday, Big Blue!: Big Blue Memories by Paula Finefrock (original owner)

One of my favorite memories of Big Blue was the three younger kids using it as their playhouse. They would pack up supplies from the kitchen and where ever else their imagination took them and haul it out to the bus. They would play in the bus for hours pretending that they were going camping one minute and then in the next minute it would turn into a school bus! They had many adventures without even leaving the driveway and I could hear their laughter which always made me smile.

They made a few attempts at sleeping in the bus for a night, they thought it would be so great to have us sleeping inside the house and them snuggled up in the bus while it sat under the Pine Tree in our driveway. They would work hard making it cozy, figuring out who was sleeping where and who had what sleeping bag. What treats to bring and what kind of entertainment. Then they would announce that they were ready to go and off to the bus they went, flashlights in hand, it could take them a whole day to make these plans! But within a few hours we could hear them calling from the bus, that they decided it turned out not to be such a good idea and in they would come back to their own beds saying maybe when they got a little older!

We made many camping trips in the bus and we always had a great time. Even if it took a while to get to where we were going! And it didn't matter if we were camping in some amazing Redwood Forest or if it was just simply sitting in our driveway. Big Blue just meant a lot of fun!

2 comments:

Cliff

Thanks for the memories. Thy made me smile, because I too remember planning for a day to sleep outside and then coming in after a few hours. My nieces did the same thing.

EP

Cliff - glad you liked it. I think it's awesome the original owners still give me stories. Can't wait for my son to add some stories to the history of Big Blue.

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