8.24.2010

Old Hippie Bus Pt. 2



This is the highlight of my trip to the Skeen family cabin.  And it is every year.  We hike not too far from the cabin to this random old hippie bus in the middle of the mountains.  The cabin we stay at has no water or electricity.  It really is in the middle of no where in the Rocky Mountains of Utah.  We have to drive out miles and miles on dirt roads.  How this random bus got out there, I will always wonder.  It has remnants of a bed, a fridge, a sink, and other such things.  Someone must have lived there at one point.  I wonder what they were like.  Crazy?  Revolutionary?  A hermit?  A hippie?  I really want to know the story behind bus number 14.

43 comments:

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hi,darling Rachael!-)*

SOoooooooooooo incradibly great bus,realy great!!!
And you know,you and you love looks amazing together!
You bouth immensly lucky peoples,because you descover the whole world together and you share all beautiful moments from daily life together...

Wish you fabulous days,sweetheart,
Love,
***Violetta***

Diana Mieczan said...

I would love to know that story too...I always wonder about stuff like that...This is one cool bus...Looks so hippie...I bet that bus would have many stories to tell if it would have a chance:)
I adore your trips:)

Hugs and kisses, darling

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That bus is just too cool. I'd love to know the story behind it too.

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Kristin said...

What a fun tradition! Happy b-day to your hubby... How neat to have memory photos from each year. You're right, that is SUCH an intriguing mystery! How random is a bus in the wilderness? Sounds like a good premise for a book if you ask me :-). Happy Tuesday to you!

Scientific Housewife said...

That bus is so fun!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

totaly LOVE things like that - the things that make you go "humm" .. great pics lovey!

OneCraftyFox said...

Very cool pics, I can't imagine someone living there!!

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SAMI. said...

hmmm...reminds me of the book/movie Into the Wild. have you seen it?

xo
sami

~KS said...

I would love to know their story too... but dreaming of what they MIGHT have done would be just as fun as really knowing ;)

shopgirl said...

It's fun to conjure up stories of what and how that bus got there.

p.s. have you seen my post on camping in Italy? Your camping is so different from here.

xo

Josie said...

Haha, it's almost more fun to make up stories about it!
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MrsFord said...

love your pics, looks like you're having fun!

lovedfromthestart said...

This bus seems so cool! I can't help wondering about all the history behind it.

Btw, what is the music playing on your blog? I really like it.

~Haley~ said...

I absolutely LOVE the bus. :) I still run into real, old hippies every now and again, in the festival world, and they sure did some crazy stuff you'd be surprised. I've heard of like 6 people living in busses together and traveling the country!

Kimbirdy said...

your hippie bus photos are SO fun! i love it. my college boyfriend lived in a vw camper bus in the woods. it was pretty cool, but definitely not as pretty as those hippie buses!

Jessie said...

What an awesome find! We have a camp in northern maine and sometimes when we are wandering in the woods we will come accross an old house or car... I always find them so interesting!

Love the pictures of you guys over the years too!

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Marcie said...

Oh I was hoping we would see more photographs! How fun! I love the colors and how they mimic the natural elements.

xo M

Make Up Nonsense said...

The bus reminds my of the movie Into the Wild. If you havent seen it, I think you'll like it.

All in all those are really great photos! Thanks for sharing :)

Staley Mc said...

How neat is this? So cool!

jen said...

It is sooo adorable how you have a tradition with your husband of going to this place for a picture every year. How precious that is going to be in a decade's time! Also you are super pretty!

Have a lovely day!
Jen

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

rachael! these pictures were so fun to look at! i would like to know the story behind the hippie bus as well. the 70's seemed like a great time. :)

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Nuit said...

oh YES!!! how very flippin' awesome! I wanna know the story behind bus #14 too!!!!!

melifaif said...

Oh, what a story that would be to hear!?!? Please find out...I would love to know. It is an amazing lil bus.

Melissa said...

So cool! I love your speculations about the story behind it!

Claire said...

oh wow this is just my type of thing. Love that you go hiking and stay in a place with no electric, we stay in a lodge like that sometimes, it has the water coming out of a stream and gas lamps. no tv. no facebook. no blogs...(eeeeek) just good company and games nights :)

rebecca said...

my friend is stupidly obsessed with these vans, she'll be so jealous!

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Debby said...

Wouldn't it be cool if one of your readers actually had the history behind this bus?! I'm guessing hippies! xo

Croatian_Latina said...

I love love your pictures. seems like scenes from a movie set, seriously. Maybe the bus number 14 was part of it? I would like to know as well.

jozen said...

that is SO weird!

if you ever find out, please do post about it!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh I want to know the story too!!!

Paislea Elyse said...

i adore these pictures! they're so great!!!

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Regan said...

So cute!! I would love to do a photoshoot on that bus. :)

Elle Sees said...

makes me think of that movie...into the wild.

Mimi said...

wow, now i wonder why that bus is there too. hmmm...

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Bron @ Baby Space said...

What a great site to shoot! Love it.

Jen said...

Oh my gosh, that is so fricken cool!! How do you just happen to come across a bus? I bet it was occuppied by hippies back in the 70's... oh the fun they must have had! ;-)

Courtney said...

I love that bus! I'd love to hear the story behind it as well! :)

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Kelle Dame said...

This is beyond cool! Thanks for giving us a tour. I so want to know the stories!

elizabeth said...

great shots!

Flotsam Friends said...

What a wonderful thing to do. Nothing like getting away from it all and being surrounded by nature, and an old bus?! This is really weird isn't it. I too wonder how it got there. I think you're right, an old hippy. It's not like it would have been air lifted there?!! Pruxxx

tifsong said...

hey this is real neat.
i'm sorry i never visit your page anymore. its because it has music on it and i'm not allowed to stream any sort of music at work. so it scares me that i'm going to get in trouble. its not because i don't like you. because i love you, really.

you are so inspiring to me.

Lily Riani said...

My dear. FRAME IT!!! The last pic is soooooooooo COOL! FRAME IT!!!

Krystal said...

these are such great pics- and the whole old bus thing reminds me of that book, into the wild. ok so that's not a happy bus story - but you know what i mean..

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